Are you looking for an activity that's low-impact, burns lots of calories, strengthens your heart, tightens and tones your legs, hips, and glutes, builds endurance, and transports you where you want to go quickly and efficiently? Biking might be just the...
With the slowest week of sports upon us and no professional games being played, it’s been an agonizing few days. No football, no baseball, no hockey, no basketball … is this real life? Besides wiffle ball and Netflix, the...
1. Sports injuries account for about two per cent of Accident & Emergency cases in the UK… 2. …but 12 per cent of crutches issued and seven per cent of plaster of Paris treatments. 3. According to research in 2008, football teams wearing red...
NASCAR's biggest race of the year is the Daytona 500, and it's also the first race of the year. Imagine having the Super Bowl at the beginning of the football season instead of at the end. Racing legend Richard Petty has...

Hockey

The original Stanley Cup was only seven inches high. The names of every player from each winning team is etched on the base of the Cup. The cup and base now stands more than 35 inches high. The Montreal Canadiens...

Soccer Facts

The World Cup is the biggest soccer tournament in the world. It is held every four years in a different country. Billions of people watch the televised games as the national teams from countries around the globe battle it out...

Baseball Fun Facts

The first World Series was played between Pittsburgh and Boston in 1903 and was a nine-game series. Boston won the series 5-3. The New York Yankees have won 26 World Series titles, which is more than any other team. Former Yankees...
The sport that evokes more nostalgia among Americans than any other is baseball. So many people play the game as children (or play its close relative, softball) that it has become known as "the national pastime." It is also a democratic game. Unlike...
Ancient Greece • Late 1800s • 1900s • 1920s • 1930s • 1940s Next Before 776 B.C. Ancient Greece Athletic contests are held at Olympia every four years, between August 6 and September 19. Records reach back as far as 776 B.C., but it is generally...

Olympics Fun Facts

The early Olympic Games were celebrated as a religious festival from 776 B.C. until 393 A.D., when the games were banned for being a pagan festival (the Olympics celebrated the Greek god Zeus). In 1894, a French educator Baron Pierre...
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