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The Worst?

LIECHTENSTEIN HAS COMPETED IN THE MOST SUMMER OLYMPICS (16) WITHOUT WINNING ANY MEDAL. DON’T FORGET THERE ARE COUNTRIES THAT DON’T ATTEND!

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Youngest Heavyweight Champ

At 20 years old, Mike Tyson was the youngest man to win the heavyweight title.

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Driving on the ceiling

At 120 miles per hour, a Formula One car generates so much downforce that it can drive upside down on the roof of a tunnel.

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Zenit St. Petersburg

Zenit (St. Petersburg) means “zenith”. For some reason, this is what they called teams that represented military-industry plants and factories in those days. Zenit was owned by the Leningrad Metalworks Plant (LMZ), which did some military projects.

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Heather McKay

The Aussie lost a squash match in 1960; in 1962, she lost another one. Aside from that, and from 1962 until her retirement in 1981, she never lost again. She has won a final without dropping a single point.

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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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First International Game

The 1st international rugby match took place between Scotland and England in 1871 at Raeburn Park in Edinburgh. Scotland won 1-0 by converting a try. The scorer, and therefore the first player to score an international rugby goal, was William Cross.

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Let the ducks go

Australia’s Henry Pearce stopped rowing in his 1928 Amsterdam games quarter-final to allow a family of ducks to pass safely in front of his boat. He still won the heat and took gold in the final.

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First electronic communication

The first instance of global electronic communications took place in 1871 when news of the Derby winner was telegraphed from London to Calcutta in under 5 minutes.

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Michael’s nickname

MICHAEL JORDAN’S NICKNAME IS HIGH SCHOOL WAS MAGIC, AFTER MAGIC JOHNSON.

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Only three have done it

Three men have won the Heavyweight Championship title three times: Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis and Muhammad Ali.

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Albatross

Albatross is the term for three under par and is a continuation of the birdie and eagle theme, but is in fact a British term. Ab Smith said his group used the phrase ‘double eagle’ for three under which i still used by some Americans.

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Sir Ian Botham

Sir Ian Terence Botham, OBE is a former England Test cricketer and Test team captain. He was a genuine all-rounder with 14 centuries and 383 wickets in Test cricket, and remains well known by his nickname “Beefy”. He was made a knight in recognition of his services to charity.

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Youngest Olympian

The youngest ever Olympian is Greek gymnast Dimitrios Loundras, who competed in the 1896 Athens Olympics. He was 10 years old. There is less official talk of a Dutch 7 year old at the 1900 Paris games winning rowing gold!

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Fuel pressure

The fuel pump on a Formula 1 car delivers fuel at a greater rate than your domestic tap does water.

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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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Charles Shackleford

“Left hand, right hand, it doesn’t matter. I’m amphibious.”

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Snookers smallest break

If you want snooker notoriety you could always try for the lowest possible clearance of 44. Just be warned that the lowest clearance is even more difficult to achieve than the highest, since it requires potting all fifteen reds with the same shot.

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Sébastien Loeb

Sébastien Loeb won the World Rally Championship a record 9 times, taking the title every year between 2004 and 2012.

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Alfredo di Stefano

The Pele-Maradona- Messi – Ronaldo argument may rage forever, but to some Alfredo is the greatest all-round footballer.   The Argentine won five European Cups in a row with Real Madrid during the 1950s, helping European football become the powerhouse it now is but never played in a World Cup, though.

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Liverpool beat AC MIlan

AC Milan was the absolute favourites, they cored 3 goals in first half. But Liverpool scored 3 goals in 11 minutes and then went onto win with penalties.

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Charles William Miller

Charles William Miller is considered to be the father of football in Brazil. In 1894, Miller with two footballs and a set of Hampshire FA rules was instrumental in setting up the football team of the São Paulo Athletic Club and the Liga Paulista, the first football league in Brazil.

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Tiger Woods

TIGER WOODS ONCE MADE 142 STRAIGHT CUTS. THIS BEAT JACK NICKLAUS’ RECORD BY 37 .

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First US televised sport

Baseball was the first sport televised in the U.S.

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General Sporting Quiz
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Shane Warne

“You can’t afford to live your life with regrets.”

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Winter Olympic Success

With 303 total medals and 107 golds (ATOW), Norway has been a perennial favorite, especially in cross-country skiing and speed skating, the country’s two best sports.

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Last year they were Gold Medals

The 1912 Olympics was the last time that gold medals were solid gold. Ever since, they’ve been silver with gold plating.

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Ben Johnson

In the 100m final at the 1988 Summer Olympics Johnson won with a world record time of 9.78s. Unfortunately, it was too good to be true, it was discovered that Johnson had tested positive for steroids. His gold medal was taken away and he was banned for life.

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CSKA Moscow

CSKA stands for Central’nyi Sportivnyi Klub Armii, which means the Central Sport Club of the Army. This club was founded by the Red Army in 1923.

 

 

 

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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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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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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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