Australian variation of football/soccer is actually more like rugby, and includes a basketball-like dribble every 10 yards. It was introduced by HCA Harrison.
Any game invented by a man who can kill himself with scissors is clearly not a game for sissies. But that’s what Thomas Wills did. He is credited with inventing australian-rules football.
Australia’s rugby team is named for a native animal – wallabies.
In 1994, Brian Lara (Trinidad and Tobago) set the cricket innings record for a Test batsman, when he scored 375 in 12 hr. 48 min., playing for the West Indies against England.
Sri Lanka set a record in Test cricket in 1997, when it scored 952 against India’s 6!
In 1994 Steven Bradbury (Australia) barely qualified for the men’s 1,000 metres short track speed skating gold finals after several of his opponents fell … and he won a bizarre bronze when the same thing happened in the finals.
Telemark skiing is like downhill cross-country, and is named for a region of Norway, which considers itself the home of modern skiing.
Popular in the north of England and throughout Scotland and Wales, fell running is running uphill outdoors.
Gustav V played tennis pseudonymously as Mr G, and was even enshrined in its hall of fame in 1980.
-Where would you find a nuclear worm?
-On a fishhook