1960 - Born in Saint Andrew, Jamaica on the 2nd of April.
1986 - He was the surprise winner of the 100 m at the European Championships and finished second at the Commonwealth Games.
1988 - Summer Olympics, Christie won silver behind Carl Lewis, though only after Ben Johnson, who set a new World Record in 9.79 seconds, had been disqualified for a doping offence.
1992 - He succeeded Allan Wells as a British Olympic 100 m champion, winning the title ahead of Namibian Frankie Fredericks.
1993 - He became the first man in history to hold the Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth titles in the 100 m as he was victorious at the Stuttgart World Championships.
1994 - He was less successful.
1995 - He ran an indoor record of 20.25 for the 200 m but by then the outdoor record was well below 20 secs.
1996 - Christie was disqualified in the Olympic final after two false starts.
1997 - He officially retired.
1990-1998 - He was appointed MBE in and OBE.
1999 - He was persuaded out of semi-retirement by his training group to compete in an indoor meet in Dortmund, Germany.
2006 - In April it was announced that he would be a senior mentor for athletes on the national team, along with former athletes Steve Backley, Daley Thompson and Katharine Merry.
- In August, for the first time in over six years, he was permitted to go trackside at the European Championships in Gothenburg.
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