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Mick Doohan

He dominated the 500cc Grand Prix grids throughout the 1990s. The only thing that could beat Doohan would eventually be one thing – injury. During his accumulation of five consecutive World Championships (’94-98) . Those that know, say the bike was unrideable. Mick Doohan could ride it.

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1 in 16,556 gets a medal

Per capita, Norway has won one Winter Olympic medal for every 16,556 residents. The United States, on the other hand, has one medal for every 1,237,154 residents!

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No he didn’t do it!

David Beckham did not complete the Multi Stage Fitness Test (Bleep Test). The record is 17.1 and the holder can be found on this site.

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1st Olympic Positive Suspension

The first Olympic drug suspension wasn’t until 1968. At the Mexico games, Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall, a Swedish pentathlete, was suspended because he tested positive for a banned substance. That substance was Alcohol. He drank several beers before the pentathlon.

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La Decima

Real Madrid taken part in the first 15 Champions League from 1955–56 to 1969–70. They won the first five editions of the competition, and they are the most successful team in the competition’s history with 10 wins.(ATOW) La Decima

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Michael Jordan

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

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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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Fastest 147

The record for the fastest 147 maximum break in the game’s history is held by rocket Ronnie O’Sullivan who made his clearance in five minutes and 20 seconds at the World Championship in 1997.

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Unknown

“It’s not over when ur losing terribly… its over when you quit.”

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Stone walls

The first five Grand National’s included one jump that was a stone wall. It was situated where the water jump now stands.

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Spain Football Team 2008-2012

In the world’s most competitive sport, Spain won three consecutive major trophies, the 2008 and 2012 Euros with the small matter of the 2010 World Cup sandwiched in between. Not only did they win but they won in style and by creating a new footballing method: the high-tempo, short passing ‘tiki-taka.’

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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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George Best

George was a professional footballer who played for Manchester United and Northern Ireland. In 68 he won the European Cup with United, and named the European Footballer of the Year. The man was known as the fifth Beatle. Pele called him ‘ the greatest player on Earth’.

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le maillot jaune

The yellow jersey was first awarded in 1919 to make the race leader stand out. The color yellow was chosen because the pages of the race sponsor’s magazine, L’Auto, were yellow.

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Lords

Thomas Lord (1755 – 1832) was an English professional cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1787 to 1802. Overall, Lord made 90 known appearances in first-class cricket. He was mostly associated with Middlesex and with Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) as a ground staff bowler. Lord is best remembered as the founder of Lord’s Cricket Ground.

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MCC

MCC is the abbreviation for the Marylebone Cricket Club

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Olympic Logo

The Olympic rings cover every flag in the world. Yellow, green, red, black, and blue were selected because at least one of those five colors appears in every flag in the world.

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Largest Green

The largest golfing green is that of the 695-yard, 5th hole, a par 6 at the International Golf Club in Massachusetts, with an area in excess of 28,000 square feet.

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Rod Laver

  The only player to win the Grand Slam twice, first as an amateur in 1962, then as a professional in 1969. The greatest-ever left-hander was also undefeated in the four successive Wimbledon tournaments he contested in 1961, 1962, 1968 and 1969.  “The Rocket” with the effectiveness of his serve, with its kick and placement, was unmatched […]

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First Modern Olympic Champion

Triple-Jumper James Brendan Connolly of United States was the first Olympic Champion of the Modern Olympic Games.

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Winners with local players

Only 3 clubs have won the UEFA Champions League fielding local players – Celtic (1967), Real Madrid (1966) and FC Steaua Bucarest (1986).

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Man v Women

The first ever internationally recognized male vs. female boxing match took place on October 9, 1999 between Margaret MacGregor and Loi Chow in Seattle, Washington. Ms. MacGregor won in 4 rounds.

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Sachin Tendulkar

With a combined tally of 85 centuries and almost 30,000 runs in Tests and ODIs, the Little Master’s sheer volume of runs is untouched. Tendulkar has spent something like 2500 days playing professional cricket.

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Poor old Masters

The Augusta club couldn’t afford to pay the 1st winner, Horton Smith, or any of the top finishers until 17 members chipped in for the purse. In 46, the delivery of the winner’s plaque to Herman Keiser was delayed to give time for the club and its members to pay for the silver.

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Golf banned in Scotland!

Golf has been banned three times in Scotland. The first time was in 1447, because it was interfering with military training. The second time it was banned was in 1471 and again in 1491.

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Fewest finishers

In the 1996 Monaco Grand Prix there were just 4 finishers with Olivier Panis conquering changeable conditions to win from David Coulthard, Johnny Herbert and Heinz-Harald Frentzen.

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Longest hole in golf, its not the 19th!

The longest golf hole in the world is the 7th hole (par 7) of the Sano Course at the Satsuki Golf Club in Japan. It measures an incredible 909yds .

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Ancient Olympics

The first Olympic games were held in 776BC – and then every 4 years until 339BC.

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Most were from USA

The 1904 Summer Olympics were held in St. Louis, Missouri. This was the first time the US had athletes competing in the gymnastics competitions. Because of the location, many of the athletes were American. Of the 119 gymnasts competing that year, 111 were American. All of the gymnastics events held were for men.

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North – South

The NFL requires that all stadiums be built facing North and South so that the sun never interferes with a play

 

 

 

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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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