Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sports Related Quiz


An avereage soccer player can run almost 5 to 7 miles in a whole ninty minutes of a socer game.
Holes in a golf course must be 4.25 inches in diameter, and at least 4 inches deep and a standard golf course contains 18 holes between 100 and 600 yards length.
In tennis there are most numbers of officials compare to the number of players like in tennis tournaments there are 13 officials in regards of two players.
The spots on dice are called “pips. And the word ‘pip’ commonly used for a ‘spot’ or a ‘speck’.
Try to add all the numbers on a roulette wheel which is usually played in the casinoand cosidered as easiest casion game, that is 1through 36, you get ’666′, the biblical number of fallen man.
The world’s highest cricket ground is in Chail (HP), India, which has highest altitude of 2250 Meter of above sea level.
Since 1896 from the beginning of the modern Olympics, only Greece and Australia are the pnly two nations whose athletes have taken parts in every Olympic Games.
In 1935, Jesse Owens broke 4 world records in 45 minutes
Fishing is the biggest participant sports in the world.
Soccer is the most attended or watched sport in the world.
Boxing became a legal sport in 1901.
More than 100 million people hold hunting licences.
The record for the most major league baseball career innings is held by Cy Young, with 7,356 innings.
The first instance of global electronic communications took place in 1871 when news of the Derby winner was telegraphed from London to Calcutta in under 5 minutes.
In 1898, one of the first programmes to be broadcasted on radio was a yacht race that took place in British waters.
Sports command the biggest television audiences, led by the summer Olympics, World Cup Football and Formula One racing.
Korfball is the only sport played with mixed teams, consisting of 4 men and 4 women.
The Major League Baseball teams use about 850,000 balls per season.
About 42,000 tennis balls are used in the plus-minus 650 matches in the Wimbledon Championship.
A baseball ball has exactly 108 stitches, a cricket ball has between 65 and 70 stiches.
A soccer ball is made up of 32 leather panels, held together by 642 stitches.
The baseball home plate is 17 inches wide.
Basketball and rugby balls are made from synthetic material. Earlier, pigs’ bladders were used as rugby balls.
Golf the only sport played on the moon – on 6 February 1971 Alan Shepard hit a golf ball.
Bill Klem served the most seasons as major league umpire – 37 years, starting in 1905. He also officated 18 World Series.
The oldest continuous trophy in sports is the America’s Cup. It started in 1851, with Americans winning for a straight 132 years until Australia took the Cup in 1983.
Volleyball was invented by William George Morgan of Holyoke, Massachusetts in 1895.
A badminton shuttle easily travels 180 km/h (112 mph).
Ferenc Szisz from Romania, driving a Renault, won the first Formula One Grand Prix held at Le Mans, France in 1906.


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