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08-13-2011, 09:20 AM #1
Facts That We Love To Know.. Have A Look..!!!Various Facts Related To Various Sports and Games ::
The five interlocking rings of the Olympic flag symbolize the five continents of the world (Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and
the Americas) "linked together in friendship." Olympics founder Pierre de Coubertin claimed that at least one of the rings' colors
(blue, yellow, black, green, and red, along with the white background) was present in each country's national flag.
Norway has won the most medals (263) at the Winter Games.
The United States has won more medals (2,189) at the Summer Games than any other country.
A record 202 countries participated in the 2004 Olympic Summer Games in Athens.
Only four athletes have ever won medals at both the Winter and Summer Olympic Games: Eddie Eagan (United States), Jacob Tullin Thams (Norway), Christa Luding-Rothenburger (East Germany), and Clara Hughes (Canada).
There are 336 dimples on a golf ball and its weight is estimated to be 1.62 oz.
The World's Longest Golf Course is the International Golf Club in Massachusetts, a long par 77, 8325-yards, from the tiger tees.
The World's Highest Golf Course is the Tactu Golf Club in Morococha, Peru, which sits 14,335 feet above sea level at its lowest point.
The Longest Hole in the World is the 7th hole (par 7) of the Sano Course at the Satsuki Golf Club in Japan. It measures a long 909 yards.
The World's Largest Bunker is Hell's Half Acre on the 585-yard 7th hole of the Pine Valley Course in New Jersey.
The World's Largest Green is that of the 695-yard, 5th hole, a par 6 at the International Golf Club in Massachusetts, with an area in excess of 28,000 square feet
In 1997, Martina Hingis of Switzerland became the youngest woman to be ranked world number 1 player of tennis. She was only 16 years old then.
There were only five people to win The Grand Slam. Winning The Grand Slam means winning all four Grand Slams (the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and the United States Open) in the same year. The people to accomplish this feat were: Don Budge in 1938, Maureen Connolly in 1953, Rod Laver in 1962 and 1969, Margaret Court in 1970, and Steffi Graf in 1988.
Yellow tennis balls were used at Wimbledon for the first time in 1986.
Billie Jean King was the first player in the Open era to win back-to-back US Opens (1971-1972).
The first man to win the US Open was Arthur Ashe. He defeated Tom Okker 14-12, 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, in 1968.
The first woman to win the US Open was Virginia Wade. She defeated Billie Jean King 6-4, 6-4.
Marcelo Rios won the US Open Boy's Singles Championship in 1983.
Soccer is the world's most popular game.
20 red cards were shown during a soccer game in 1993. It was played between Sportivo Ameliano and General Caballero in Paraguay.
On June 14 1974, Carlos Caszely of Chile was the first player to be shown a red card in a match of World Cup.
Pele's real name was Edson Arantes do Nascimento.
In 217 A.D. the British soldiers said that they played soccer with the skulls of defeated Roman soldiers from a liberated village.
Soccer became an olympic event in 1908.
Did you know that you can play the first four turns in a game of chess in 318,979,564,000 ways?
In cricket, if a bowler get three wickets in thee successive deliveries, then it is known as hat-trick. Wasim Akram was the first bowler to perform a hat-trick in both one days and test matches.
Sir D. Bradman of Australia is considered the bestbatsman of all times. He played 80 test innings with an average of 99.9. He scored 29 centuries and 13 fifties. His highest score was 334.
Australia holds the record of most consecutive wons in test matches i.e. 16 consecutive test matches won.
West Indies holds the record of Most consecutive test matches drwan i.e. 10 test matches drawn consecutively.
Pakistan's Mohammed Yousuf holds the record of most runs in a calender year and most centuries in a calender year. He broke both these records in 2006.
Australia has the best win record in test matches, that is 63.92% wins, they have won 319 of 686 test matches since march 1887.
Shahid Afridi of Pakistan scored fastes ODI century in 1996. It was scored on 37 balls. He still holds that record.
Cyclists cover a distance of about 2,300 miles during the Tour de France cycle race....being a human...
08-13-2011, 09:21 AM #2
08-14-2011, 05:09 PM #3
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i did not know that, thank you
08-16-2011, 07:19 AM #4
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08-16-2011, 08:13 AM #5
09-23-2011, 03:40 AM #6
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10-01-2011, 02:15 AM #7
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