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
Lagos, former African capital gets its name from the Portuguese word for “lagoon,” but used to be called Eko, which means “cassava farm”.
Axel Paulsen, Norwegian speed skater has a figure skating move named for him, in which the skater starts facing forward, then begins rotating in the air from the left forward outside edge.
As of 2004, only four people have won medals in the Summer and Winter Olympics both. The only person to win in both in the same year was East Germany’s Christa Rothenburger-Luding (cycling and speed skating).
We think of the Winter Olympics as a “northern” set of games. The southernmost city to ever host these games was Nagano, Japan.