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Winter Olympic Opening Ceremonies

The 2022 Winter Olympic Games are upon us. On February 4 th , the athletes gathered at the Beijing “Bird’s Nest” stadium. Even with the threat of the current Omicron Covid variant, Beijing was able to welcome the athletes, with a lively …

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The Most Popular Sports

While in the US, American Football is tops in viewership and attendance (pre-pandemic), It is interesting to note that it barely makes it into the top 10 in world sports. It is hard for Americans to realize that their version of football …

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Tom Brady’s Ends Storied Career

Tom Brady’s on and off again retirement seems to be solidly on again. There had been rumblings in late January that he was out the door, but there were conflicting words from his team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, that he was still …

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Quidditch – A “Real” Sport!…?

Since it was introduced to the general public in the novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (aka Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone), quidditch has invigorated the spirit, if not the bodies, of children, tweens, and teens across the globe. As they grew older, …

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Sports in the Movies: The Hustler

This month I will stretch the boundaries of sports to include billiards, particularly that subtype of billiards known as pocket billiards or pool. Pool is played with cue sticks and ceramic balls on a felt-covered, rectangular table with borders and six pockets …

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Lionel Messi’s 7th Ballon d’Or

Lionel Messi, the iconic soccer super-star, won his 7th Ballon d’Or, the most in soccer history. This adds onto the record he broke in 2019 after winning a 6th, beating out Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi finished ahead of Bayern Munich Forward Lewandowski who …

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Tiger Wood’s Future

At the end of November, Tiger Woods gave Golf Digest an interview to discuss his future on the Pro golf Association (PGA) tour.  Tiger, 45 years old, was active on the professional golf circuit until his car accident back on February 23rd …

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