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Top 10 interesting facts about sports you may not know (part 02)

5. There are 336 dimples on the golf ball
Have you ever asked why a golf ball is designed with so many indents? The answer is that these dents are researched and designed by scientists to answer the obstacles of aerodynamics, helping the golf ball to fly the best, in accordance with the requirements and properties of the precious sport this race.

Professional football matches have the biggest difference
Professional football game has the biggest difference in history is 149 – 0. This score was established in the Madagascar league in November 2002. At that time, AS Adema team won against Stade Olympique de L’emyrne when the opponent repeatedly kicked their own goal to protest the referee’s decision in the previous match.

Volleyball player possesses a record height
According to Titans Volleyball, Wuttichai Suksala – Thailand’s volleyball player leads this list. Wuttichai was born in 1995, he is 2m22 tall and possesses impressive parameters: turn on attack 3m50, turn on spot 3m35.

The longest tennis match in history
70 – 68 was the final result in the 5th set of the match between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut in the first round of Wimbledon 2010. The match took place in 3 days, finally ending after 11 hours 5 minutes with the victory belongs to Isner.

The most expensive Olympics
It was the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, the Olympics with a total budget of up to 51 billion USD. The reason for this is that Sochi has built almost completely new sports centers, gymnasiums, athletes’ villages as well as infrastructure and transportation. Meanwhile, the previous Winter Olympics held in Vancouver 2010 cost only $ 8.7 billion.

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Top 10 interesting facts about sports you may not know

1. Olympic flag
The five intertwined circles of blue, black, red, yellow, and green on the Olympic flag are known to represent the five continents on the globe. But not everyone knows that of all the countries participating in the Olympics, the flag of any country has at least 1 out of 5 colors on the Olympic flag. Whether it was the designer’s arrangement or the coincidence, but it was an interesting coincidence.

Fencing duels in Paraguay
The martial arts mastery of fencing has become popular and is widely known. Fencing today is not like what we see in movies where athletes are completely safe with protective clothing and are specially designed to avoid dealing high damage. But in Paraguay there is still sword fighting as in the past, as long as the two sides ensure the contract is signed, there is enough blood to donate when injured.
2. Baseball referee
There is a pretty interesting fact about those who hold the balance in this most popular sport in the United States, that is the referee’s clothes. In addition to the uniform clothes, they also have to match … underwear. All the referees in this sport must wear black underwear in case the pants are … torn.
3. Babe Ruth
For those who love baseball and follow it, surely no stranger to the name Babe Ruth. The legendary Babe Ruth, outside the record 60 points directly, he has a rather strange habit. That’s how to cool your head during each match by placing a cabbage leaf under the hat. Every 2 turns, he swapped cabbage leaves once.

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15 interesting facts about NBA (part 03)

  1. Anonymous MVP Finals

Cedric Maxwell is perhaps the least-known MVP Finals in NBA history. He led the Celtics to the championship in 1981. However, what is special about Maxwell is that the only player to receive MVP Finals but never once voted into the All-Star.

  1. The ultimate quartet at the Finals

The 2017 Finals series marks the first time that four players have averaged over 25 points per game in the Finals. These are Stephen Curry (26.8), Kevin Durant (35.2), LeBron James (33.6) and Kyrie Irving (29.4).

  1. Teams into Finals for 4 consecutive years

During the 72-year history of the NBA, only 5 teams entered the NBA Finals for four or more consecutive years:

  • Boston Celtics 1957-66 (won 9, lost 1).
  • Boston Celtics 1984-87 (won 2, lost 2).
  • LA Lakers 1982-85 (won 2, lost 2).
  • Miami Heat 2011-14 (won 2, lost 2).
  • Cleveland Cavaliers 2015-18 (won 1, lost 2).
  • Golden State Warriors 2015-18 (won 2, lost 1).
  1. Great rivalries Lakers vs Celtics

In a total of 72 NBA finals, the Lakers or the Celtics have played 40 times. The total number of championships the two teams have is 33. The two have faced each other 12 times in the NBA Finals. The Lakers won 3, the Celtics won 9.

  1. “Super dark horse” of the NBA

The team with the lowest ranking ever to win the NBA championship was the Houston Rockets in 1995. With a record of 47-35, the Rockets ranked 6th in the West that year. The Rockets also keep the record for the only team to win without getting home advantage in any round.

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  1. Story about basketball
    The first basket used in basketball was a peach basket and the backboard was a wire mesh.
    The diameter of a basketball is half the diameter of the basket.
    The two tallest athletes ever to compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA for short) are Manute Bol (Sudanese) and Gheorghe Muresan (Italian), both are 2.31m tall.
  2. The volleyball ball is taken from the gut of a basketball ball
    When William G. Morgan invented the first volleyball in 1895, he tried using basketball in it but found it too heavy. He then decided to use only the elastic rubber inside the ball.
  3. Chess and the unexpected number of checkpoints
    From the opening position, there are 8 different ways to check just in 2 moves and 355 different ways to check just in 3 moves. Also, one more interesting piece of information: the word “Checkmate” meaning Checkmate in chess is derived from the Arabic phrase “Shah Mat”, which means “king of the dead.
  4. A turkey dish in bowling?
    The term ‘Strike’ is used when you toss all 10 pins on the first throw, the player will be awarded 10 points, plus a bonus score equal to the number of points gained on the next frame with 2 throws. 2 Strike results in a row will be called “Double”, and 3 consecutive Strike results will be called “Turkey”.
    If more Strike is thrown, the suffix “bagger” + the number of Strike hits will be used, eg, “four-bagger” (4 consecutive Strike) or “five-bagger” (5 consecutive Strike). With 6 Strike results in a row, one can be called “Six Pack” or “Wild Turkeys”. 9 Strike was called consecutively with the name “Golden Turkeys”.