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  • Three continents – Africa, South America, and Antarctica – have never hosted an Olympics.
  • The Olympic rings cover every flag in the world.
  • The Olympics once lasted 187 days.
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    2014 World Cup is the most expensive World Cup ever (14-16 billion US Dollars).

  • Black athletes didn’t win the marathon until 1960.
  • Soccer is the most attended or watched sport in the world.
  • A soccer ball is made up of 32 leather panels, held together by 642 stitches.
  • A single soccer player runs 7 miles during an entire game.
  • The largest football stadium in the world is the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.
  • It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year’s supply of footballs.
  • Brazil is the only country to have played in every World Cup tournament.
  • The Major League Baseball teams use about 850,000 balls per season.
  • 22.8% of golfers are women.
  • Boxing became a legal sport in 1901.
  • South Korea is the birthplace of taekwondo, an olympic sport since 2000.
  • Michael Schumacher is the highest paid sportsman, ahead of Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer.
  • Golf is the only sport played on the moon by Alan Sheppard on 6 February 1971.
  • Americans spend more than $630 million a year on golf balls.
  • The Tour de France bicycle race is 2,300 miles long.

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