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Reindeer Racing
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10 Things: Reindeer Racing

1. Reindeer racing is a competitive and widely followed sport in some northern parts of Norway, Finland, and Russia. It involves speed-suit-wearing jockeys on cross country skis and a harness being dragged along by full-grown reindeer on a fixed snowy course, reaching speeds of up to 60 km per hour. 2. Reindeer—more commonly known as… Keep Reading

World's Strongest Man
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10 Things: World’s Strongest Man

 World’s Strongest Man is an annual competition that tests competitors’ physical strength, endurance, and training. Held every year since 1977, the competition includes 16 separate events designed to push the Strongmen to the limits of their ability, with the eventual winner chosen based on his performances in all of the events combined.  The current title-holder… Keep Reading

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10 Things: Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-country skiing has a bit of an obscure beginning, but experts agree the sport is quite ancient. It is believed to have originated in what is now France as a method of hunting over 22,000 years ago. In present-day China, it is used as transportation. By the time cross-country skiing permeated into Scandinavia, it was… Keep Reading

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10 Things: Unlikely sports journeys

Warren Moon (NFL QB; 1984 to 2000): Moon was the first player to be inducted into both the CFL and NFL Hall of Fame, but he went undrafted in the 1978 NFL draft. He joined the Edmonton Eskimos where he won five consecutive Grey Cups and earned a second chance at the NFL with the… Keep Reading

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10 Things: Handball

1) Handball is played on a cozy 40x20m court. Goals are scored by throwing the ball into the net or by ‘jumping’ in from outside the goalie’s six-foot crease. It is a fast-paced, full-contact sport that typically involves 20-35 goals per team each game.   2) ‘Expulsim ludere’—expelled play—was a women’s sport in ancient Rome… Keep Reading

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10 Things: Unbreakable sports records

In the 1961-1962 season, Wilt Chamberlain averaged 48.52 minutes per game. Not only did the ‘Big Dipper’ never sit out because of injury, but he never tired, playing every minute of every game, including all 50 overtime minutes his team played that season. In the modern era, only Allen Iverson has come close to breaking… Keep Reading

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10 Things: Cricket

1 There are three forms of cricket: the 20/20, One Day International (ODI) and the Test match, the last of which can last up to five days. In 20/20 cricket, each side has a maximum of 20 overs to score as many runs as possible. An over is a six-ball period before the bowler is… Keep Reading

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