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Sports facts

Cricket and baseball are quite unique in major sport

In major sports, both cricket and baseball are unique because it is the defence that controls the ball.

The Olympic torch and it’s journey

The Olympic torch on route to its host city has travelled in many ways, it is usually carried by runners, I have even carried one! It has also travelled on boats, airplanes (including the now obsolete Concorde), on horseback, on the back of a camel, via radio signal, underwater, in a canoe, it has also been into space!

Chances of getting a sports scholarship in the US?

The chances of getting a full scholarship for sports in any American college is just 1%. The sports are really just restricted to American football, tennis, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics and track and field.

US Sports Scholarships

The chances of getting a full scholarship for sports in any American college is just 1%. The sports are really just restricted to American football, tennis, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics and Track and Field.

Hitting speeds

  • Badminton Malaysia’s Tan Boon Hoeng hit a badminton shuttle 493 km/h
  • American Maurice Allen drove a golf ball 339.6 km/h
  • The Jai Alai pelota is 3/4 the size of a baseball and harder than a golf ball and has been recorded at 302 km/h
  • Australian Cameron Pilley has hit a squash ball 281.6 km/h
  • Samuel Groth from Australia hit a 263.4 km/h tennis serve.
  • Ronny Heberson the Brazilian football player hit a rocket of a free kick at 131 mph (210.8 km/h)
  • Not quite hitting but Nolan Ryan threw the fastest ever recorded pitch at 108.1 mph (174.0 km/h)
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