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Surma

Nov 27, 2021

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Some of the interesting facts of different sports in the world are mentioned below. 

  1. The Summer Olympics are held once in four years in 1 country. But, twice the Olympics were held in 2 different countries in 1920 and 1956. In 1920, the Olympics were held in Belgium and Netherlands. In 1956, the Olympics were held in Australia and Stockholm. 
  2. Ski Ballet used to be a competitive freestyle winter sport from the 1960s to 2000. 
  3. Each Olympic ring represents a continent. The blue ring represents Europe, the black ring represents Africa, the red ring represents America, the yellow ring represents Asia and the green represents Australia. 
  4. In 1971, Alan Shephard and Edgar Mitchell, the Apollo 14 astronauts, were the first astronauts to have played sports on the moon. They threw a golf ball and a javelin stick which were used in their scientific experiments
  5. The Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel who is also the World Champion, is highly superstitious. While driving for Red Bull, he revealed he would wear lucky coins tucked into the laces of his boots.
  6. The dimples on a golf ball make it more aerodynamic, allowing it to travel more further in the air. There is no such hard and fast rule on the number of dimples a golf ball should have, but they mostly contain dimples between 300-500
  7. Michael Phelps, a former American swimmer, has the world record of the most number of Gold medals in the Olympics. He has won 28 gold medals in total.
  8. In 1950, India withdrew from the only FIFA World Cup they have ever qualified to date because FIFA banned playing soccer barefoot.
  9. Sheep counting is an official sport in Australia.
  10. There's a 150-year-old oak tree in the middle of the soccer field in Estonia. 
Ronn

Nov 28, 2021

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Although, I'm not the sort of person who is keen about sports (in terms of playing, I do love watching though) but sports facts are always a delight to get to know. You may think that it is only a sport with basic rules and regulations that the players are guided to follow, but that is only the surface. There is a lot more to sports than just the surface game (although that's not any less appealing either) such as the facts listed as follows.

Sports have been played even on the moon

In 1971, Alan Shephard and Edgar Mitchell made history when they became the first people to play sport on the moon. Shephard hit a golf ball while Mitchell threw a makeshift javelin it was actually a staff they'd used in one of their scientific experiments.

On average, a golf ball has 336 dimples

The dimples on a golf ball are designed to make it more aerodynamic, allowing it to travel further in the air. There are no official rules about how many dimples a golf ball can have and most feature between 300 and 500.

Major League Baseball umpires are required to wear black underwear while on the job in case they split their pants.

I mean's this is pretty self-explanatory

Kite flying is considered to be a professional sport in Thailand 


 


0ammaralzaid

Nov 29, 2021

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Here are some fun facts related to sports that sport lovers may find very interesting:

  1. As per the World's Sports Encyclopedia, there are more than eight thousand sports
  2. The first sport was most likely wrestling. It originated in 776 BC in Greece.
  3. Modern swimsuits have been made very advanced. Some of them can even move faster than human skin in water. Many people believe that the advantage while swimming can be greater if the swimsuit is covering more body.
  4. Sheffield FC is known for being the world's oldest football club. It was founded in 1857
  5. The weight of a badminton shuttlecock is approximately 0.17 oz (5 gram).
  6. Olympic Gold Medals are mostly made of sterling silver instead of gold. In fact, they have not been made of pure gold since 1912.
  7. The umpires of Major League Basketball are obliged to wear black underwear during the matches, just in case their trousers split.
  8. Between 1900 and 1920, tug of war used to be included to be an Olympic sport.
  9. In the average baseball game, there are only 18 minutes of action
  10. Golf balls used to be made from leather with the stuffing of feathers until 1850.
  11. The phrase related to winning "hand down" was in reference to a jockey, who would neither pull the reins of his horse nor whip the horse after winning a race.
  12. In Wimbledon, the grass used to be around five centimeters long, until 1949 when an English player was bitten by a snake. Now, it is 8mm long.