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Favorites dont always win!

In horse racing, the favorite wins fewer than 30% of the time!

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Death by Rugby Ball

Rugby balls and footballs were made from pigs’ bladders and had to be blown up by mouth, it was possible to become ill if blowing up a diseased bladder,the wife of Lindon, a man who made balls for Rugby School in the 19th Century, died after breathing in the toxic air.

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State Sport of Alabama

The state sport of Alabama is figure skating.

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Jenson Button – Brawn

The Brawn team went from previous mediocrity to have Button win. It was the first time any team had ever won the F1 championship in its début season.

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Destiny

Steven Bradbury won a gold medal in 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics in speed skating, because everyone in front of him crashed. 3 races in a row.

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The Kop

Liverpool was not the first club to be able to boast a Kop – that honour is believed to belong to Woolwich Arsenal – but there’s no doubting which one became the most famous.

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Miguel Indurain

‘Big Mig’ became the first rider to win the Tour de France five times in succession in 1995 thanks to an extraordinary physiology – low heart- rate, and huge lung capacity.

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Horses Foreskins!

Baseballs were originally made from the foreskins of horses.

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Dead Heat Drama in the Boat Race

The only time a dead heat occurred in the race was in 1877. The result, however, was shrouded in controversy, as the judge on the winning line was asleep under a bush when the race finished.

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Distances for different pars

The following were recognised in 1911 Up to 225 yards Par 3 225 to 425 yards Par 4 426 to 600 yards Par 5 Over 601 yards Par 6

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First Uefa Cup

Began life as Inter City fairs Cup in 1958 which saw Barcelona win 8-2 against London (over 2 legs)

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Gil Evan Whistle

The same whistle is used to kick off the opening game of every RWC tournament. It is the Gil Evans whistle,first blown by Gil Evans, the referee overseeing a match between England and New Zealand in 1905. Also used in final rugby match at the 1924 Paris 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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Longest Tennis Match

JOHN ISNER AND NICHOLAS MAHUT (THE 70-68 WIMBLEDON MATCH) PLAYED 183 GAMES OVER THOSE THREE DAYS, WHICH BEAT THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 112 GAMES (SET WHEN THERE NO TIEBREAKS FOR ANY SET) BY 71 GAMES, WHICH IS JUST INSANITY.

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Keeping his cool

Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool! He changed it every 2 innings!

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Korfball

Korfball is the only sport played with mixed teams, consisting of 4 men and 4 women.

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Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi once covered the Olympics as a newspaper reporter. He covered the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles.

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Mia Hamm

“Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back… play for her.” Mia Hamm, top professional soccer player

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Painkillers

Painkillers mask athletes’ pain in order to continue competing beyond their usual pain thresholds. They range from common over-the-counter medicines such as Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs such as ibuprofen to prescription narcotics.

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A Whip Round

Having a whip round was after a fight and the losing boxer would be given some money. This money was extracted from the crowd by the person controlling them with a whip!

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All Star game called off

In 2002, the Baseball All Star game went 11 innings with the score at 7 each before it was finally called off due to a lack of pitchers.

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Prize fighting

Prior to 1900, prize fights lasted up to 100 rounds

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Lokomotiv Moscow

Lokomotiv means “locomotive”. The team was founded (and is still owned) by the Ministry of Transportation in 1935. Before that, it was a railroad workers’ team in Moscow.

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Moon golf!

Astronaut Alan Shepard played golf on the Moon after he smuggled a golf ball and club on to the NASA Apollo 14 mission to the Moon in 1971.

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Slowing up

The velocity of a pitched baseball is about 8 mph faster as it leaves the pitcher’s hand than when it reaches home plate.

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Naughty, Naughty Fred!

American Fred Lorz’s marathon victory in the 1904 St Louis games was overturned when it was revealed he had hitched a lift in a car for most of the distance before racing to the finish from four miles out.

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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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Arnie, Arnie, Arnie!

In the 1970 Mr. Olympia final, the judges could not decide between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sergio Olivia so the two of them, exhausted, agreed to walk off. Sergio left, but Arnold, after taking one step, turned back to the judges, made fun of Sergio for leaving, and started posing again and won.

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First hockey game

Despite all the variations of when hockey was first played, the first organized hockey game played indoors occurred in 1875, in Montreal, Canada.

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UBR

The start and finish of the race are marked by the University Boat Race stones on the south bank of the Thames. They are the official start and finish points of the race, and are marked “U.B.R” for University Boat Race.

 

 

 

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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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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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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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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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