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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!
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’
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.
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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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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