First sporting streaker

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The world's first streaker at a major sporting event, was in 1974 (not shown in this photo). Image credit.

The world's first streaker at a major sporting event, occured on Saturday 20 April 1974 when the then 25-year-old Australian Michael O’Brien, ran naked onto the pitch at half time, during an international rugby match between England and France. Although he won his £10 ($17) bet, O’Brien was arrrested and fined £10.

The incident also resulted in a prize-winning photograph taken by American freelance photographer, Ian Bradshaw, now titled The Twickenham Streaker, that won Life magazine's "Picture of the Year" award, People Magazine "Picture of The Decade", and a World Press Photo Award.

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