Football Players Who Believe in Good Luck
Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Goycochea would crouch down and covertly urinate on the field before every penalty shootout for good luck.
Dolls in Soccer Stands
If play can only resume in empty stadiums, how can the atmosphere be improved?
Longest Male Abdominal Plank
George Hood broke the world planking record by holding the position for 8 hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds.
Elephant polo is a variant of polo played while riding elephants. It is played in Nepal, India, and Thailand.
First College Football Game New Jersey at Rutgers
On November 6, 1869, what many consider to be the first collegiate football game was played between Rutgers College and College of New Jersey.
Has San Marino Ever Won a Game?
The nation's only victory so far has come against Liechtenstein in a friendly match on 28 April 2004, where San Marino won 1–0.
The Highest-Paid Athlete of All time
Over a 24 year career, he amassed a fortune worth 35,863,120 sesterces (an ancient Roman coin), or roughly $15 billion in today's dollars.
1st Olympic Drugs Disqualification Was over Beer
Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall who drank 'two beers' to calm his nerves before pistol shooting, giving him an unfair advantage.
Tennis Balls Are Yellow Thanks To David Attenborough
For nearly a century, tennis balls were white or black. It wasn't until 1972 that tennis balls took on their bright neon hue.
The Story of the 1904 Olympic Marathon
The 1904 Olympic marathon is widely remembered as the worst marathon in history.
Antarctic Ice Marathon
Every year since 2005, a half marathon, marathon and a 100K run take place in Antarctica.
Duelling at the Olympics
Duelling was a sport at the 1906 Olympics and 1908 Olympics.