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Water is the best sports drink.

Unfortunately water hardly contains any minerals. Sports drinks are ideal for returning to the body what it loses through sweat in training; they contain calcium, potassium and magnesium and thus prevent headaches or cramp as a result of dehydration. It is important for other reasons though!

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Ernie Banks

“The only way to prove that you’re a good sport is to lose.” 

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Should be Compiegne -Roubaix!!!!

Despite Paris Roubaix’s name, since 1968, the flag has dropped in Compiègne, about 80km north of Paris. A total distance of 253.5km

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Bankrupt

78% of NFL players are bankrupt just two years after they finish their careers!

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First National Anthems

The first time a national anthem was sung before a sporting event happened, kind of spontaneously, before a rugby game.  On 16th Nov 1905 at Cardiff Arms Park. After New Zealand danced the Haka before the match, Wales responded by beginning to sing the Welsh national anthem, ‘Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau’

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Hack a Shaq

The Hack-a-Shaq defense maybe worked! He was not so good at the foul line. When Shaq retired in 2010, he missed a total of 5,317 free throws over his career.

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Last lap tragedy

Dale Earnhardt Sr. earned 76 Cup Series wins and is the all-time race winner at Daytona International Speedway, with 34 wins. Tragically Earnhardt died in an accident on the last lap of the Daytona 500 on February 18, 2001

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Unknown

“Jumps for show, corners for a pro!” about mountain bike riding.

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Prize fighting

Prior to 1900, prize fights lasted up to 100 rounds

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Female injuries

On average, it is estimated that females injure themselves ten times more than males do while playing sports

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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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Carl Lewis

For a decade he dominated but Lewis’s defining time was the ’84 LA Olympics, where he won everything he entered: 100m, 200m, relay and long jump, the first to do it since his hero Jesse Owens. The long jump was often seen as his bonus event, but he was equally dominant in the field.

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Badminton

Shuttlecock was Badminton’s original name.

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Sherlock Holmes

The creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, was the first keeper for AFC Portsmouth.

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Hicham El Guerrouj

In 2004, Hitcham El Guerrouj finally won the Olympic 1500m gold medal, the world celebrated with him. Four days later, he won 5000m gold. From the mid-1990s on, the Moroccan was the king of middle-distance events, and still holds the world records for the 1500m, 2000m and the mile.

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Wimbledon

Wimbledon is the only Major tennis championship still being played on grass.

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Kelly Slater

Robert Kelly Slater is an American professional surfer and superstar of his sport. He has been crowned World Surf League Champion a record 11 times, including 5 consecutive titles between 1994–98

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Aussie Rules Football

It is believed the Aboriginal game of Mangrook inspired many of the rules for AFL.

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Ban women!

After a male boxer dies in 1997, the governing Italian boxing association outlawed female boxing.

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The coldest game in NFL history?

1967 NFL Championship game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers. The temperature was -13 degrees

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Oldest Football World Cup Winner

Dino Zoff, who in 1982 became the oldest player to lift the trophy at 40 years and 133 days.

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Hundred-Guinea Cup

The yachting race now called the America’s Cup, was called the Hundred-Guinea Cup until a team from the U.S. won the race in 1851?

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Making a living

In the 1930′s, American track star Jesse Owens used to race against horses and dogs to earn a living.

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Average distance run by Football players

Football players run an average of 9.65 kms during every game.

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Basketball Hall of Fame

The Basketball Hall of Fame was created in 1959 in Springfield, Massachusetts, where the game was created.

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Bred to death

Thousands of Thoroughbreds are bred for racing every year.  Depending on the country, only 5% to 10% ever see a racecourse.  What happens to the others?  Unless they are lucky enough to find another career, they are disposed of, typically at a slaughterhouse.

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Stella Walsh or is she?

Former Olympiad Stella Walsh was born Stanislawa Walasiewicz of Poland. During the 1932 Olympics she won the 100-metre  race and broke the 12-second barrier. In 1980, she was discovered to be a he.

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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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Bleachers

The Bleacher seats are the seats facing the batter in Baseball. With the orientation of the diamond, those sat in these seats would be in the sun and the seats became bleached by the sun.

 

 

 

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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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