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Such a shame

NFL cheerleaders typically make $50–$75 a game. However, by the time they spend money on makeup, hair accessories, dance classes, etc., they end up losing money.

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Deosnt sound fair!

Marion Woronin  ran 9.992s and it would be the first time ever a whiteman broken the 10s barrier. But in track and field, the time must be rounded up to the nearest 1/100ths and NOT 1/1000ths. Thus 9.992s = 10.00s.  

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Why are they oval?

Oval balls are more suited to rugby than spherical balls as they are easier to catch, hold and run with and don’t roll as far so don’t go out of play as often

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Think of something else, maybe your Grandma??

Wrestling matches in the ancient Greek Olympics, were in the nude and a match would end if one of the competitors became aroused.

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The Original Stanley Cup

The Stanley Cup was originally two stories tall. iT wa reduced when it decided it was too difficult to transport.

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Disqualification

In butterfly, backstroke and breaststroke, competitive swimmers can be disqualified for performing the arms or kick incorrectly. Freestyle no!

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Doesn’t surprise me!

Princess Anne, daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, was the only female competitor who did not have to undergo a sex test during the 1976 Olympics. She competed on the British equestrian team.

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Building fat into muscle?

This is a great one we’ve probably all heard in our time! There is no way  we can convert fat into muscle, it just doesn’t work like that! Exercising and participating in sport can burn fat and build muscle but the two are completely different tissues.

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Respect for De Rossi

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.

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Snakes at Wimbledon

The grass at Wimbledon was kept two inches long until 1949 when an English player was bitten by a snake.

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The Perfect Game

ATOW there have been 23 official perfect games by current definition. No pitcher has ever thrown more than one.

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Snooker

The word ‘snooker’, a slang military term referring to someone who is inexperienced, became tied to the game after Chamberlain called an opponent a ‘snooker’ after he missed a pot.

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Unknown

“Some people dream of success…others stay awake to achieve it.”

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Paris St Germain PSG

Paris Saint-Germain Football Club, commonly referred to as PSG, is a French professional association football club based in Paris, whose first team play in Ligue 1. The team was formed in 1970 by the merger of Paris FC and Stade Saint-Germain.

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5 winners of the Champions League

England (ATOW) has produced 5 winners of the Champions League (European Cup) – Liverpool, Manchester United, Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa and Chelsea.

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Puck off!!!

A ‘face-off’ in hockey was originally called a ‘puck-off’

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Magnificent seven

Winning the Copa Libertadores with Atlético Mineiro has placed Ronaldinho into a very exclusive club, becoming one of only seven players to win both this and the UEFA Champions League, along with Cafu, Dida, Roque Júnior, Carlos Tevez, Juan Pablo Sorín and Walter Samuel.

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Number of Olympic Medals Awarded

More than 1,800 medals are awarded at the Olympics.

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Pistol Duelling

Pistol duelling with wax bullets was a popular pastime in the early 20th century. It even featured as a sport in the 1908 Summer Olympics.

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Mob Football

Football evolved out of mob football, a game played between whole villages,  Any means could be used to move the ball, as long as it did not lead to manslaughter or murder, the goal being to get the ball into the centre of the other village.

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Crazy Qatar

Having a population of less than 1 million, Qatar hires migrant workers to fill their empty stadiums in the Qatar Stars League, paying them one dollar an hour to watch the matches.

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Michael Jordan

“Love is playing every game as if it’s your last.”

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PSV (Eindhoven)

The Philips Sport Vereniging ( English: Philips Sports Union), abbreviated as PSV and internationally known as PSV Eindhoven is a sports club from Eindhoven, Netherlands. It is best known for its professional football department. The club was founded in 1913 as a team for Philips employees.

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Stalefish

A ‘stale fish’ is a classic hold in Snowboarding and skateboarding where you hold onto your heel edge between your bindings using your trailing hand.

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Marathon 385 yards

The traditional diatance of 26 miles was lengthened from and after the 1908 London Olympic Games. The reason being, to allow the Royal Family to watch the start from Windsor Castle’s windows!

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Sir Alex Ferguson Fired!!!

In 1978, Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson was fired for swearing at a lady. He was sacked from St Mirren.

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Sculling or Sweeping.

There are two types of rowing, Sculling and Sweeping. In Sculling, the rowers have an oar in each hand, while in sweep rowing, they have both hands on a single oar.

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Mickelson is right handed!

Phil Mickelson, who plays left-handed, is actually right handed. He learned to play golf by mirroring his father’s golf swing, and he has used left handed golf clubs ever since.

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Best Goal Ratio

Fernando Peyroteo boasts the world’s greatest goals to game ratio of 1.77, having found the net an incredible 331 times in just 187 games for Sporting Lisbon between 1937 and 1949, he reportedly scored 4 or more goals in a game on more than 30 occasions, and nine in one game!

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FIFA again!

FIFA doesn’t want the Summer Olympics to compete with their World Cup, so they only allow players 23 and under to participate, with each team being given 3 age exemptions.

 

 

 

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Golf Obsessed

President Dwight D. Eisenhower was a massive golf enthusiast, so much so that he had a putting green installed on the White House lawn.

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When and why did the ancient Olympics finish?

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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Larry Brown

“You have to do something in your life that is honourable and not cowardly if you are to live in peace with yourself.”

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Hand picked fans

Not surprisingly North Korean World Cup soccer fans are actually hand-picked by the government. The fans are also made up of Chinese volunteers since North Koreans are not allowed to travel.

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After You

The Greek team always leads the opening ceremony procession. The last team is the hosting country and the order of the teams in the middle is in alphabetical order.

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Cough Cough

In the 20’s the riders would often share cigarettes while riding. The were believed to help “open the lungs” before big climbs.

 

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