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A cap is a metaphorical term for a player’s appearance in a game at international level. In the early days of football, the concept of each team wearing a set of matching shirts had not been universally adopted, so each side would distinguish itself by wearing a specific sort of cap.
In pingpong the ball must bounce on your side of the table before going over the net after you hit it. It is this extra bounce that gives the game the onomatopoeic name. “Ping-Pong” was the trade name for the table tennis sets originally sold to promote the game.
The green jersey is awarded to the rider with the most points. Points are awarded to riders according to the position that they finish each stage, plus points are also awarded for intermediate sprints during some stages. The points are then tallied up after each stage and added to points won in all previous stages.
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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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