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When Roma’s kitman, Lombardi (nicknamed Spazzolino toothbrush,because of his excellent boot-cleaning skills) died. De Rossi laid his Football World Cup Winners medal in Lombardi’s coffin, handing over arguably his most special possession as a gesture of respect for his old friend.
The only criteria a player must fulfill to receive an invitation from The Barbarians are: that the player’s rugby is of a good standard and that they behave themselves on and off the field. Yet A barbarian is a human who is perceived to be uncivilized or primitive!!
Originally courses could have 5, 7, 12 or 22 holes! In 1764, the golfers at St Andrews decided to combine their first four short holes into two, to produce a round of 18 holes, though it was still 10 holes of which 8 were played twice. Thus was born the 18-hole round was born.
Everton Football club’s roots loosely lie with an English Methodist congregation called St Domingo Methodist Church Sunday School in 1865. The church bought some land on Breckfield Road North, between St. Domingo Vale and St. Domingo Grove. This was located in the district of Everton.
Shakhtyor (Shakhtar in Ukrainian) means “coal miner”. Coal mining is a very important industry in Donetsk, Ukraine, where the team plays. Originally the club was called Ugolshchiki (“coal diggers”), then Stakhanovets, after Stakhanov, a hero coal miner of the early Soviet times.
Croquet was a one-off Olympic sport in 1900 – although it was so poorly organised that one competitor went to his death without ever having known he was an Olympian. Sadly for croquet fans, there are not enough countries who play the game for it to be accepted back into Olympics
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We always talk about the 1896 start of the modern Olympics but the ancient Olympics demised only once the Roman emperors became Christian. Pagan festivals were at first discouraged and then completely outlawed. The Olympic games were first and foremost a religious celebration in honour of Zeus, they held no place in the Christian empire. […]
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