Sports Facts Trivia: 4 More Sports at gamerisms
This Sports Facts Trivia collection highlights 4 More Sports: the
Olympics, Boxing, Table Tennis and Badminton.
The gamerisms site has extensively defined the top 10 sport
worldwide, however we wanted more to offer passionate players and fans
around the globe.
In selecting the sport games: Olympics, Boxing, Table Tennis and
Badminton for this Sports Facts Trivia entry, it was our intention to
create a mood equal to watching the excitement of these games/sports
There are oddball facts about the origin of a sport, famous names and
player info in the mix.
It is our belief that while you know some facts and trivia, others will
surprise and amaze you.
Olympics Games: Sports
- The Olympic games date back to ancient Greece but the official
games as we know them started in 1896 and was founded by Baron Pierre
de Coubertin, a Frenchman.
- The five rings on the Olympic flag symbolize the five
continents in the world interlocked in friendship.
- The Olympic Games occurred for the first time in US at St. Louis,
- Canada has presented 3 Olympics: 1976 Summer Olympics in
Montreal,1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary and 2010 Winter Olympics in
- No games were held during 1916, 1940 and 1944 due to WWI and
- Up until the 1912 games, the gold medals awarded were made
- The Greek team always leads the opening ceremony procession. The
team is the hosting country and the order of the teams in the middle is
in alphabetical order.
- Summer Olympics: Sports Facts
- During the 1900 Olympic Games, women were allowed to participate.
- Margaret Abbott played for Olympic gold for Golf in 1900 and went
in the record books as the first U.S. woman to medal.
- Soviet Olga Korbut was the first to clinch
a back somersault on the balance beam receiving a 9.9 score at the 1972
- For 1996 Olympics, Mary Decker Slaney, a distance runner,
a fourth time.
- Former Olympiad Stella Walsh was born Stanislawa Walasiewicz of
During the 1932 Olympics held in Los Angeles she won the 100-meter race
and went down in the history books as the first woman to break the
12-second barrier. After a freak robbery attempt in 1980, she was
discovered to be a he.
- Daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Anne, was the only
competitor who did not have to undergo a sex test during the 1976
Olympics. She competed on the British equestrian team.
- During the 1996 Summer Olympics, Womens’ Beach Volleyball played
sand was a new entry.
- Eddie Eagan is the only Olympic participant who won gold medals
the Summer and Winter games. The American won boxing gold in 1920 and a
team bobsled event in 1932.
- Unique sports facts trivia: the Fosbury Flop is the term for
head first and ending up on your back when participating in the high
- The 1996 Marathon race gold medal went to Josia Thugwane, the
black man from South Africa to win gold.
- The pommel horse is named ‘the pig’ by male gymnasts.
- Inge Sorenson from Denmark is the youngest individual to win a
for her third place win during the 200-meter breaststroke event.
- Pigeon shooting was a medal sport in 1900 but was later
- Winter Olympics: Sports Facts
- Figure Skating: first triple jump was performed by Dick Button in
- Peggy Fleming, figure skater is in the records books as the only
athlete to win a gold medal at the 1968 Winter Olympics.
- Innsbruck was the setting for both the 1964 and 1976 Winter
- The 1994 Winter Olympics saw only one competing athlete for
- Bonnie Blair holds the most Winter Olympic medals.
- Norway's Johann Olay Koss picked up three golds for speed skating
the 1994 Winter Olympics.
- Odd sports facts trivia: Although Janet Lynn won five U.S. figure
skating titles, she never grabbed an Olympic gold medal.
- Boxing: Sports Facts Trivia
- At 20 years old, Mike Tyson was the youngest man to win the
- For over 106 months, and 25 title defenses, Joe Louis held the
championship title within any weight division.
- Rocky Marciano is the only undisputed, undefeated heavyweight
in boxing history. His record was 49-0. Of those, 43 were knock-outs.
- Sonny Liston had huge hands. His fist measured 15 inches. These
the largest fists of any Heavyweight Champion.
- Joe Louis and challenger Billy Conn fought in the first televised
Heavyweight Championship on June 19, 1946.
- After Floyd Patterson lost to Sonny Liston in 1962, he was
wearing a fake beard and sunglasses.
- Joe Frazier was the first person to defeat Muhammad Ali during
professional boxing career in what was dubbed as the Fight of the
Century on March 8, 1971.
- Three men have won the Heavyweight Championship title three
Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis and Muhammad Ali.
- After a male boxer dies in 1997, the governing Italian boxing
association outlawed female boxing.
- Zambia sanctioned female boxing in 1994.
- Interesting sports facts trivia: the first ever internationally
recognized male vs. female boxing match took place on October 9, 1999
between Margaret MacGregor and Loi Chow in Seattle, Washington. Ms.
MacGregor won in 4 rounds.
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- Table Tennis: Sports Facts
- Table tennis is also referred to as ping-pong. Parker Brothers
trademarked the name ping-pong.
- Under the belief that this sport was harmful to the eyes, the
Union banned it from 1930-1950.
- During the 1988 Olympic summer games, table tennis became a medal
- Top countries that produce table tennis prodigies are Sweden,
Korea and China.
- In China and Sweden, top players are paid just to practice.
- Top players can hit balls at speeds well over 100 miles per hour.
- An average table tennis match at professional levels lasts about
- Jackie Bellinger and Lisa Lomas hold the record for hitting 173
back and forth during a 60-second time period in 1993.
- The dimensions of the modern ping-pong table are 9 ft. long by 5
wide and 2.5 feet high.
- The net is six inches in height.
- Badminton: Sports Facts
- During the 1992 Barcelona Games, Badminton is officially admitted
- In 1936, the United States Badminton Association was established.
- The world’s shortest badminton match lasted only six minutes.
- The most favored badminton shuttles are made from goose feathers.
left wing to be more precise.
- The reigning countries with the highest percentage of wins at
International Badminton Federation or IBF events are China and
Indonesia, who both won 70 percent.
- Shuttlecock was Badminton’s original name.
- There are over 150 member nations of the IBF.
- A shuttle is comprised of 16 feathers.
- The first official Badminton Club was formed in 1877 and it was
the Bath Badminton Club.
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