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Sport Around The World Fun Facts

Discover exciting, fun facts about sports from around the world. Around the world, many sports competitions and events will satisfy your need for sports when most people worldwide enjoy watching soccer, basketball, cricket, American football, or tennis. But quite a few of them are unaware that many events are equally exciting and exciting as these three.

Olympic Games are held every four years. Can you tell who holds the records of having won the most number of golds in the Olympic Games and in which sport? Keep reading to get to know some interesting facts about important sports tournaments of the world.

Sport Around The World Fun Facts

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Although tennis was introduced to the Olympics in 1896, it was removed after the 1924 Olympics. However, it again became a part of the Olympics in 1964.
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The FIFA World Cup, which is the official world tournament for football, was founded in 1930. It is held every four years and is usually comprised of 32 teams.
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ICC Men's T20 World Cup is held every two years. The first was held in 2007 in South Africa and was won by India after defeating Pakistan in the finals.
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The Toronto Huskies were defeated by the New York Knicks ןn the very first NBA game at Maple Leaf Gardens on 1 November 1946.
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The Cricket World Cup is officially known as the ICC World Cup and was first won by West Indies when it was played in England in 1975. The West Indies are the islands of Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), and Puerto Rico. At that time it was named the Prudential World Cup.
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The Wimbledon Championship, one of the four Grand Slams of Lawn Tennis, was started in 1902. Since then, Slazenger has provided the balls every year for the championship.
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Dave Ritchie, who was a defenseman for the Montreal Wanderers, scored the first goal in NHL history on December 19, 1917, during a match against the Toronto Arenas.
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Michael Phelps of the United States of America holds the world record of 23 Olympic gold medals in swimming. His first Olympic gold medal came in 2004.
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The first World Series to be played in Major League Baseball (MLB) was in 1903, although there had been post-season championships since 1884.
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The surface on which the Australian Open which is one of the four Grand Slams is currently played is Plexicushion which is an acrylic hard surface. Tennis court surface type is a very important factor, which every player should consider before choosing a professional tennis coaching center. Nowadays, three different types of tennis court surfaces are in use: clay, hard, and grass.