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Due to the Rise Deaths Connected with American Football, Colleges in California Switched to Rugby

There is no other sport in the United States that generates as much interest during regular-season games and as much regret when it is no longer played. From September through February, America lives, breathes, and eats football. The sport is played at a high level anywhere during the weekend, from NFL Sunday to College Football …

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How Did Russia Switch Out Urine Samples for Testing in the Sochi Olympics?

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics was held in Russia. Several Russians won medals during this event, but most were stripped of them because they were caught using illegal performance-enhancing drugs. But did you know how they were able to go undetected until the last minute? In the Sochi Olympics, Russians covertly swapped their athletes’ urine …

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Which Country Holds the Most Olympic Gold Medals in Wrestling?

The Soviet Union earned the nickname Big Red Sports Machine during their glory days. The nation experienced its collapse in 1991. Sports Science was nationally funded, with the aim of Soviet athletes to excel in all Olympics sports. Even though it has not existed for the past 30 years, the Soviet Union still maintains the …

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In 1928, Olympic rower Bobby Pearce stopped mid-race to let a family of ducks pass, giving his opponent a 5-length lead. In the last 1,000 meters, Pearce pulled ahead by 30 seconds, winning the gold and setting a record.

To the greatness of small Bobby Pearce : The Gentleman’s Gold ‘The most important thing in the Olympic games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.’ Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin, founder of the Olympic committee Henry Robert Pearce was an Australian sculler of …

In 1928, Olympic rower Bobby Pearce stopped mid-race to let a family of ducks pass, giving his opponent a 5-length lead. In the last 1,000 meters, Pearce pulled ahead by 30 seconds, winning the gold and setting a record. Read More »

Meet Anthony Ervin, a swimmer who won a gold medal at the 2000 Olympics, retired at 22, begun abusing drugs, at one moment being hardly able to raise from a sofa for days on end. In 2011 he got back into swimming, and at the 2016 Olympics became the oldest swimmer to win a gold medal.

Gold Medalist Anthony Ervin Makes His Olympic Comeback After Drug Problems and Attempted Suicide At 35, former gold medalist Anthony Ervin is making a comeback Many of Anthony Ervin‘s competitors were just learning to read and write the last time he won a gold medal, at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, before he abruptly retired …

Meet Anthony Ervin, a swimmer who won a gold medal at the 2000 Olympics, retired at 22, begun abusing drugs, at one moment being hardly able to raise from a sofa for days on end. In 2011 he got back into swimming, and at the 2016 Olympics became the oldest swimmer to win a gold medal. Read More »

During the 1908 Olympics in London, the Russians showed up 12 days late due to the fact that they were using the Julian calendar instead of the Gregorian calendar.

The Extra Mustard Trivia Hour: When a Calendar Defeated Russia in the 1908 Olympics If you were to turn your calendar to January 7th, you’d likely see the words “Christmas (Eastern Orthodox)” or something similar on that date. To those of you who celebrate it, Merry Christmas! Everyone else, you’re probably wondering why there’s an …

During the 1908 Olympics in London, the Russians showed up 12 days late due to the fact that they were using the Julian calendar instead of the Gregorian calendar. Read More »