Fun Facts

Here are some fun facts of the different sports I have talked to you about:

VOLLEYBALL:

  • The game volleyball was invented in 1895 by William G. Morgan
  • Most of the players jump about 300 times a match
  • Volleyball is the second most popular sport behind soccer
  • The longest volleyball tournament  was in North Carolina and took about 75 hours and 30 minutes
  • Volleyball was first called mintonette but then it was changed into volleyball

SOCCER:

  • The first televised game was an Arsenal practice match at the highbury ground in 1937
  • Soccer players run about an average of six miles during a game
  • Soccer is the most popular sport throughout the world
  • The European team reached the World Cup except for two times in 1930 and 1950
  • Indiana had to withdraw from the world cup in 1950 because they weren’t allowed to play barefoot
  • Only the United states and Canada calls it “soccer”
  • The first soccer team was thought to be originate in China
  • The world cup is played every four years
  • Brazil has won 5 world cups, more than any other team

FOOTBALL:

  • Players are assigned a certain number for their jersey
  • For each play, there are eleven men on the team
  • The NFL is the worlds richest professional sport league with about $1 billion in yearly revenues
  • The Indianapolis Colts were the first team to have cheerleaders
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers are the only team that has no cheerleaders on the NFL
  • Following Thanksgiving, the Super Bowl is the largest food consumption day in the United States
  • In 1969, the Oakland Raiders hold the most penalties made ever (out of the whole season) with 1,274
  • The St. Louis Rams were the first team to employ African-American players

GYMNASTICS:

  • Most major gymnasts start their career at about the age of 2 or 3
  • Every four years there is a championship called the Olympics, and it comes every 4 years.
  • Gymnastics is known of the oldest kind of physical exercise
  • The first olympics for womens gymnastics was in 1920
  • The word gymnastics came from the Greek word “gymon”
  • Only women gymnasts preform their floor routines to music.

BASKETBALL:

  • The backboards were first installed in compettative games to prevent spectators sitting behind the hoops and messing with the ball.
  • The Boston Celtics won the most NBA championships with 17
  • Basketball became an olympic event in 1936 at the summer games in Berlin
  • The ABA was the first to utilize the three point line
  • The Indiana Pacers, Denver Nuggets, San Antonio Spurs, New York Knicks all originated from the ABA.
  • Lenny Wilkens has won more NBA games as a head coach than any other coach before or after him
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3 Comments

  1. could you do swimming??? its my favorite sport and my favorite stroke is butterfly

    • If I have enogh time, and if not, then I will do it over the weekend.

      • yayyy!!!! thanks!!!! 🙂

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