Weird Olympic Sports That No Longer Exist

Let’s go instead to discover the disciplines that were protagonists at the Games in the past, but then – for one reason or another – were discarded. Let’s operate the time machine and go to see some of the most unlikely sports that have become part, even if only for one edition, of the Olympic Games. Croquet Few people practice it now, but everyone knows it from seeing it in the famous Disney cartoon Alice in Wonderland. Do you remember it? The one about the Queen of Hearts who used…

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Scandals, Boycotts And Mysteries: Controversial Episodes In The History Of The Olympics Games

The history of the Olympic Games is dotted with medals and great achievements, but also with dark moments that have marked the events in five circles in an indelible way. Let us go and see which were the most sensational cases. Ben Johnson Seoul 1988: The race of races, the one that absolutely you have to win. The 100 metres. Ben Johnson dominated, overcoming the rival Carl Lewis with a new world record: 9.79. A show of force impressive from the Canadian, that allowed him to turn around to the…

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7 World Records That Have Changed The History Of Athletics

There are days when the air is electric and it suggests that something absolutely out of the ordinary is about to materialize. This is the case of the 10 days that have forever changed the course of athletics and all-round sport. 8.90, Bob Beamon: Long Jump A monstrous, unreal, inexplicable leap: on October 18, 1968, at the Olympic Games, Bob Beamon improved by 55 (!) centimetres the prevailing world record by printing a memorable 8.90 in the long jump final. And to think that he shouldn’t even have been standing…

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Touching Moments of Fair Play in Sports

“The important thing is not to win, but to participate” Baron Pierre de Coubertin liked to explain. Wise and enlightened words that have remained indelible over time and have been transformed into extraordinary examples of Fair Play. From athletics to football, swimming, tennis and other disciplines, over the years Sport has been able to conquer the front pages of all newspapers with great gestures of loyalty. Here are Touching Moments of Fair Play in Sports. The advice of Luz Long Always illuminated by the flame of his torch, symbol of…

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Strangest Sports In The World

Did you get tired of classic sports? Are you fed up with football, volleyball, tennis and swimming? Well, then you should read this article. We’ve found some bizarre sports for you around the world. Some were even Olympic sports that appeared over the years and then quickly disappeared. From pigeon shooting to sheep shearing, from pillow fights to long jump with horses. Are you ready to embark on this fun journey to discover the strangest sports in the world? One, two, three… Go! Cheese Rolling Cheese Rolling is based on…

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Worst (and Funniest) Doping Excuses In History

Let’s tell the truth. Sportsmen sometimes have more imagination than a Hollywood screenwriter. To justify the prohibited substances found in their bodies after a doping control, they told the most outlandish stories. In most cases, the judges didn’t believe their justifications. But there are also those who convinced them. Let’s see who did it and who didn’t. Mark Bosnich (soccer) The Australian goalkeeper tested positive for cocaine in 2002 when he played in the Chelsea Premier League. He defends himself by claiming that he used drugs to sensitize his wife,…

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Top 8 Shocking Doping Scandals in Sports

Doping has always been one of the main problems in sport. Many athletes have used prohibited substances to improve their performance, and many after being discovered had to return the trophies they won. Here the Top 8 Shocking Doping Scandals in Sports. Marion Jones – Sydney 2000 She was the queen of athletics at the Australian Olympics, from which she took home five medals (three gold, in the 100m and 200m and in the 4x400m relay and two bronze, in the long jump and in the 4x100m relay), but in…

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