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NBA facts

NBA facts

The Chicago Bulls franchise have amazingly won all six NBA Finals series in which they have played in.

NBA facts

Shaquille O’Neal has every player beat with with a shoe size of 24-EEE. The largest in NBA histroy.

NBA facts

Michael Jordan is regarded as the greatest to ever have played basketball, but the 1984 NBA Draft, he didn’t get selected in the first round and was passed over by the Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers.

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Tennis facts

tennis facts

British Player Greg Rusedski has the world's fastest serve, clocked at a staggering 149 mph. In 1999 he served 685 aces, accounting for 79% of his points.

tennis facts

Maureen Connolly (in 1953), Margaret Smith Court (in 1970), and Steffi Graf (in 1988) are the only three women's tennis players to win all four Grand Slam tournaments in one year.

tennis facts

About 42,000 tennis balls are used in the plus-minus 650 matches in the Wimbledon championship.

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MLB facts

MLB facts

Major League Baseball teams use about 850,000 balls per season.

MLB facts

Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool and changed it every two innings.

MLB facts

Every team in both leagues must have one representative in the All Star Game.

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Golf facts

Golf facts

Up until the mid 19th century, golf balls were typically made of feathers. The feathers had to be boiled to make them soft and they were then stuffed into a leather pouch, which was subsequently sewn up into a ball shape.

Golf facts

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.

Golf facts

Golf balls can reach speeds of 170 miles an hour.

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Olympic Games facts

Olympic Games facts

The Phillippines has competed in the most summer Olympics (20) without winning a gold medal.

Olympic Games facts

Greece is the only country to have participated in every olympics under its own flag.

Olympic Games facts

At the first modern Olympics, winners were awarded silver medals.

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Formula One facts

Formula One facts

Formula 1 drivers are subjected to forces of up to 5G when racing – meaning that in a very high-speed corner, their body will experience pressure five times greater than their body weight.

Formula One facts

F1 helmets are among the toughest things in the world. Some of the tests they have to pass to be deemed legal to race in are being subjected to an 800 degrees C flame for 45 seconds (without the heat inside the helmet exceeding 70 degrees C) and a visor that has projectiles fired at it at around 300mph. If any of these make dents deeper than 2.5mm, the helmet also fails.

Formula One facts

A Formula One car can go from 0 to 100 mph in 1.5 seconds.

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Hockey facts

Hockey facts

Superstar Wayne Gretzky has won the NHL scoring title a record 10 times.

Hockey facts

Canada is widely considered to be the birthplace of hockey. The Hockey Hall of Fame is in Toronto, Canada. There is also a U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame for the players, coaches, etc. who are American born.

Hockey facts

Bernie Geoffrion is credited with bringing the slapshot to the NHL in 1951. He was given the nickname “Boom Boom” because his shot was so hard and fast.

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American Football facts

American Football facts

The Chicago Bulls franchise have amazingly won all six NBA Finals series in which they have played in.

American Football facts

The Boston Celtics franchise has won the most NBA championships (16) in history.

American Football facts

The silhouette on the NBA logo is Hall of Fame Laker Jerry West.

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Athletics facts

Athletics facts

The Decathlon has been included in the Olympic Games since 1912. The decathlon comprises 10 different events, with points are awarded for each event with the overall winner having the most points.

Athletics facts

In 1932, American Mildred "Babe" Didriksen won medals in high jumping (silver), 80m hurdles (gold) and the javelin (gold). She is the only athlete to ever medal in all three events.

Athletics facts

Jesse won 4 gold medals in the 1936 Olympics for 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump, and 4x100 relay. It was an especially great accomplishment as he did this in Berlin, Germany as a black man in front of Adolf Hitler! 

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Famous Sports Persons facts

Famous Sports Persons facts

Emil Zatopek made funny and painful faces as he ran, winning him the nicknames "Emil the Terrible" and "the Czech Locomotive". He often trained wearing heavy work boots!

Famous Sports Persons facts

Michael Phelps has particularly long arms in proportion to his body, and size 14 feet - which some people say act almost like flippers in the water!

Famous Sports Persons facts

Babe Ruth once said he knew he didn’t swing hard enough if “a little poop didn’t come out.”

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History Of Sports facts

History Of Sports facts

Major League Baseball held its first night game on May 24, 1935 at Crosley Field in Cincinnati where the Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1.

History Of Sports facts

President Ronald Reagan was the first President of the United States to watch a Major League Baseball game from the dugout.

History Of Sports facts

The first Sports Illustrated came out on August 16 1954. Pictured on the cover was the Milwaukee Braves Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium.

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Soccer facts

soccer facts

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, played goalie for the amateur Portsmouth association football club, which would eventually become the Portsmouth professional team that won the FA cup in 2008.

soccer facts

During the 1974 world cup in Munich, national teams were given BMW buses for transportation. After being eliminated, Zaire unsuccessfully tried to drive theirs back to Africa.

soccer facts

When the Americans defeated favorite England in the 1950 World Cup, the story goes that many newspapers around the world believed the 1-0 score to be a typo and instead printed that England won 10-1.

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Sports Rules facts

Sports Rules facts

In professional golf, signing the scorecard is evidently of utmost importance. If a golfer does not sign his or her scorecard, he or she is disqualified from the event.

Sports Rules facts

In professional hockey, a goalie is prohibited from crossing the red line that marks center ice. Plenty of goalies have still figured out how to involve themselves in their teams’ offense, however.

Sports Rules facts

In the Olympics, racewalkers are mandated to have one of their two feet on the ground at all time.

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Sports Records facts

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Sport Terms facts

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Sport Trophies facts

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US Sports facts

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Wimbledon facts

Wimbledon facts

John Isner and Nicholas Mahut (the 70-68 Wimbledon match) played 183 games over those three days, which beat the previous record of 112 games (set when there no tiebreaks for any set) by 71 games, which is just insanity.

Wimbledon facts

The grass at Wimbledon was kept two inches long until 1949 when an English player was bitten by a snake.

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Winter Sports facts

Winter Sports facts

The oldest Olympic medalist received his medal at age 83. His name was Anders Haugen and he was a ski-jumper. He competed in 1924, but because of a scoring error he did not receive his bronze medal until 1974, 50 years after he should have received it.

Winter Sports facts

When asked why he didn’t win gold in cross country at the 2010 olympics, norwegian skier Odd-Bjoern Hjelmeset said, “i think i have seen too much porn in the last 14 days.”

Winter Sports facts

American figure skater Tara Lipinski brought home the gold at age 15 at the 1998 games in Nagano, Japan. 

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Basketball facts

basketball facts

The Boston Celtics franchise has won the most NBA championships (16) in history.

basketball facts

Basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain never fouled out of a game.

basketball facts

Basketball became an official Olympic event in Berlin, Germany in 1936.

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Baseball facts

Baseball facts

There are 18 minutes of total action in a baseball game.

Baseball 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.

Baseball facts

San Francisco's slugger Barry Bonds has won the NL MVP Award seven times which is the record.

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Boxing facts

Boxing facts

When 7-1 underdog Cassisus Clay (who would change his name to Muhammad Ali days later) defeated Sonny Liston in Miami Beach in 1964, the 16,000-seat arena was half-empty.

Boxing facts

The International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) is located in in Canastota, New York. It is within driving distance of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown and the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta.

Boxing facts

Boxing was filmed for the first time in 1894 in a match between Mike Leonard and Jack Cushing.

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