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Visors in NFL

To wear a “visor” on your helmet in the NFL, you have to have a doctors note. Almost all the visors in the NFL are prescription.

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Real Madrid help after Air Disaster

Real Madrid President Santiago Bernabeu’s respect for Sir Matt Busby and his Manchester United team led to attempts to help rebuild the club following the tragedy. They offered holidays to Spain and even offered legend Alfredo Di Stéfano to the club on loan.

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Baseballs

Regulation Major League baseballs feature exactly 108 stitches

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Most Expensive Olympic Games

ATOW  the Sochi games cost $51 billion to host, making them the most expensive ever.

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Unbelievable but true!

Brazilian football star Ronaldinho first gained media attention when he was just 13. His team won a game 23-0. Ronaldinho scored every single goal in the game.

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Masking Agents

Masking drugs prevent the detection of other drugs and unfortunately, they evolve as quickly as the testing methods.

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Michael Jordan

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

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USA beat England!

The United States beating England 1-0 in the 1950 Football World Cup. England had finally decided to enter the tournament, and expected to win easily, but were beaten by a diving header by Joe Gaetjens. Myth has it England outshot the Americans 125-1 and only lost because they hit the goalposts dozens of times.

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Birdie

“Birdie”, meaning a score of one stroke under Par, comes from the early 20th century American slang term “bird”, meaning anything excellent.

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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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Basketball Restart

Up until 1936, the jump ball in basketball took place at centre court after every single made basket.

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Most popular Racquet Sport.

Table tennis is the most popular racquet sport in the world and ranked second overall in terms of participation. Over 10 million players compete in sanctioned tournaments each year.

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Pits in motorsport

The areas for tyre change and fuelling is known as the pits because originally there were actual pits were mechanics could service their vehicles  from underneath the cars during races.

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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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The patron saint of skiers

St Bernard of Montjoux  became patron and protector of skiers through his four decades of missionary work throughout the Alps. He was paid a unique tribute when European dog breeders renamed their alpine herding and rescue dogs in his honour: the St Bernard.

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Two countries in the top 10 don’t exist.

The top 10 medal winners at the Winter Olympics include both the Soviet Union and East Germany. The USSR collected 194 medals, making it third all time, between 52 and 91. Meanwhile, East Germany’s participation only lasted from 68 to 88, but managed to win 110 total winter medals during that time, placing them 10th […]

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Man Utd laundry bill

The laundry bill in the original days of televised sport was bigger than the revenue gained from TV rights.

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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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Not the card he wanted on his birthday!

Gianfranco Zola is the only player to be sent off in a World Cup finals on his birthday! The Italian received a red in their second round victory against Nigeria on his 28th birthday. Some people say, at least he got a card from the referee.

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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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Billy Mills

In the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, a Native American runner named Billy Mills won the 10,000m. He was only the USA’s second best runner in the event, and over a minute slower than the world record holder and favourite Ron Clarke. With 30m to go, Mills sprinted to win the race.

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Freestyle

The term “freestyle” means that you can swim in any style you like. In a technical sense, you are free to swim backstroke, sidestroke or any other stroke you choose in a freestyle race.

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Lean Mass Builders

Lean mass builders enhance muscle and lean body mass growth and are sometimes used to reduce body fat, including anabolic steroids, xenoandrogens, beta-2 agonists, selective androgen receptor modulators, and various human hormones such as human growth hormone.

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If its not broke, don’t fix it!

28 inches in circumference. The ball used in professional football has remained exactly the same size and shape for 120 years.

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Maillot à pois rouges

The winner of the King of the Mountain wears a white jersey with red dots ( maillot à pois rouges in French), which is commonly referred to as the “polka dot jersey”. Introduced in 1975. The colors were decided by the then sponsor, Poulain Chocolate, to match a popular product.

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American Foootball half time work

The NCAA required college football players to study during halftime until 1925.

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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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Crazy odds

The chances of making two holes-in-one in a round of golf are one in 67 million.

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Athlete of the Decade

Arnold Palmer won “Athlete of the Decade” honours for the 1960s

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Best time for a record?

Track athletes are most likely to break records later in the day, when their body temperatures are highest.

 

 

 

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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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