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Full Suspension or Hardtail?

If you’re just starting out, on a really tight budget, or just enjoy simplicity, you should ride a hardtail. If you know you want to huck drops or ride rough, technical trails most of the time or if you’re an older rider, then you’ll likely be happier on a full suspension bike.

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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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Winter Olympic Games loss

Albertville lost $67 million!

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Meaning of Golf

A common misconception is that the word GOLF is an acronym for Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden. This is definitely not true. Find the answer on this site.

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Goran Ivanišević

In 2001, Goran Ivanišević won Wimbledon. The upset was that he was a wildcard entry and given no chance of winning.

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Dakar Rally

Stéphane Peterhansel holds the record for most Dakar Rally wins; he won the motorcycle category (on a Yamaha) 6 times and has won the car category 5 times.

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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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Joe Namath

“If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?” — Joe Namath, Hall of Fame football quarterback (1965-1977)

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Babe Ruth

A giant bear of a man, Ruth played from 1914-35, was a legendary right-fielder for the NY Yankees, decent pitcher, and, most vitally, colossal bat: his record of 714 homers stood nearly 40 years. His off field antics of rabble-rousing, drinking, sex and gambling added to the legend.

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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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Viv Richards

Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards, known as Viv Richards, is a former West Indian cricketer. He was chosen by Wisden as the greatest One Day International batsman of all time. Richards scored 8,540 runs in 121 Tests at an average of 50.23, including 24 tons.

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Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Clay in Louisville, Kentucky. He started fighting at the age of 12 after his bicycle was stolen.In 1960, Clay won a gold medal in the Olympics at Rome, Italy.He had the nickname “The Louisville Lip” for statements such as “I am the Greatest,” and “I’m young, I’m pretty, I’m fast, and […]

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Speed of a golfball

Golf balls can reach speeds of 170 miles an hour.

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Michael Phelps

IF MICHAEL PHELPS WERE A COUNTRY, HE’D RANK NO. 35 ON THE ALL-TIME OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL LIST, AHEAD OF 97 NATIONS

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Nelson Mandela

“Sports have the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sports can create hope, where there was once only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial […]

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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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Why is called a Rubber?

The term is ofeten used in tennis, Bridge and Bowling. I investigated why and really cant find any conclusive reason why… Sorry!

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Smallest Grand National Field

The smallest field was in 1883 when just 10 faced the starter.

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Almost wins?

“Any time Detroit scores more than 100 points and holds the other team below 100 points, they almost always win.” – Doug Collins… Almost? What happens the other times?

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State Sport of Alabama

The state sport of Alabama is figure skating.

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Sir Stanley Matthews

The Wizard of the Dribble employed his devastating body swerve to good effect at the top level for more than 30 years, playing for Stoke at 50. Famously and finally won an FA Cup winner’s medal for Blackpool in 1953, in a match now known as “The Matthews final”.

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First swimming race

Japan gets credit for holding the first swimming races in 36 B.C

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Philip Noel-Baker

The only Olympian ever to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize was Philip Noel-Baker of Great Britain, who won the silver in the 1500-meter dash in 1920. He was a British politician, diplomat, academic, an outstanding amateur athlete, and renowned campaigner for disarmament.

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Don Bradman

The greatest cricketer of them all. His famous 99.94 average was proven that no sportsman anywhere in the world has ever been statistically so far ahead of the pack. He passed 200, 12 times in Test cricket, scored 100 or more 29 times in his 80 Test innings, and 117 times in just 338 first-class knocks.

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Oldest Formula 1 Driver

The oldest Formula 1 Driver accolade falls to Louis Chiron, who was an incredible 55 years, nine months and 19 days old when he finished sixth in the 1955 Monaco Grand Prix.

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18 mins!

THERE ARE 18 MINUTES OF TOTAL ACTION IN A BASEBALL GAME.

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Shortest reign as manager

Leroy Rosenoir (Torquay United) – Lasted just 10 minutes after being appointed, a new board took control and sacked him) 2007

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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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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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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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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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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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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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