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    First Olympic Games   First Olympic Games
According to historical records, the first ancient Olympic Games can be traced back to 776 BC. They were dedicated to the Olympian gods and were staged on the ancient plains of Olympia. They continued for nearly 12 centuries, until Emperor Theodosius...
 
    Siena's Palio Horse Race   Siena's Palio Horse Race
The backbone of Il Palio are Siena's 17 contrade, which you can liken to city wards or administrative districts. These well-defined neighborhoods were designated in the Middle Ages, basically to aid the many military companies hired to defend Siena's...
 
    The Royal and Ancient Golf Club   The Royal and Ancient Golf Club
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews is the governing authority for the rules of the game in more than 100 affiliated nations and is responsible for the Open Championship and key amateur and international events. The R&A is also dedicated t...
 
    Coubertin, Father Modern Olympic Games   Coubertin, Father Modern Olympic Games
Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin was a French educator and historian, and founder of the International Olympic Committee. He is considered the father of the modern Olympic Games. The ancient Olympic Games were held every four years in the Greek ci...
 
    Jaap Eden, Dutch Athlete   Jaap Eden, Dutch Athlete
Jacobus Johannes "Jaap" Eden was a Dutch athlete. He is the only male athlete to have won world championships in both speed skating and cycling (women who have done so are Sheila Young and Christa Rothenburger)....
 
    The Wimbledon Championships   The Wimbledon Championships
The Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon have developed from the garden party atmosphere of the first meeting in 1877, witnessed by a few hundred spectators, to a highly professional tournament attracting an attendance of over 500,000 people and...
 
    Jack Johnson, American Boxer   Jack Johnson, American Boxer
John Arthur Johnson, better known as Jack Johnson and nicknamed the “Galveston Giant”, was an American boxer and arguably the best heavyweight of his generation. He was the first black Heavyweight Champion of the World (1908-1915), a feat which, for...
 
    Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido   Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido
Morihei Ueshiba was a famous martial artist and founder of the Japanese martial art of aikido. He is often referred to as Kaiso, meaning "founder", or Osensei, "Great Teacher". Ueshiba is remembered by his pupils as a master of the martial arts, w...
 
    Duke Kahanamoku, Invented Surfing   Duke Kahanamoku, Invented Surfing
Duke Kahanamoku, known as the "Big Kahuna," was an Olympic champion swimmer who is generally credited with having invented the modern sport of surfing. He was the first person to be inducted into both the Swimming Hall of Fame and the Surfing Hall of...
 
    George Herman Ruth, Jr. "Babe Ruth"   George Herman Ruth, Jr. "Babe Ruth"
Babe Ruth was one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Many polls place him as the greatest baseball player in history. Ruth began his carrer as a Boston Red Sox pitcher. He compiled an 89-46 win-loss record, and set several World Series rec...
 
    IOC : The Modern Olympic Games   IOC : The Modern Olympic Games
Greece was the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games. The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens in 1896. The International Olympic Committee was founded on 23 June 1894 by the French educator Baron Pierre de Coubertin who was inspired to r...
 
    Native American Baseball Players   Native American Baseball Players
A chronological list of full-blood native americans who have played in the baseball major leagues from 1897 to the present....
 
    Johnny Weissmuller, Tarzan   Johnny Weissmuller, Tarzan
Johnny Weissmuller was one of the world's best swimmers in the 1920s, winning five Olympic gold medals and one bronze medal. He won fifty-two US National Championships and set sixty-seven world records. After his swimming career, he became the sixth...
 
    Max Schmeling, German Boxer   Max Schmeling, German Boxer
Max Schmeling was a German boxer who was heavyweight champion of the world between 1930 and 1932. His two fights with Joe Louis in the late 1930s transcended boxing and became worldwide social events because of their national associations. Despite...
 
    Jesse Owens, American Athlete   Jesse Owens, American Athlete
Jesse Owens was an African American track-and-field star famous for his performance at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Before the eyes of the Nazi leadership, who had hoped to use the games as a source of propaganda for Aryan nationalism, Owens cla...
 
       
         



 
 
         
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