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With the excitement over 2016 Rio Olympic Games building up, here’s our list of 10 things you may not know about the Olympics. Six Months of Olympic Games Does the Rio Olympics schedule look long? The longest games scheduled in modern Olympic history was the Summer Olympics held in London in 1908, officially called the Games of the IV Olympiad. The games lasted 187 days (6 months and 4 day) in all – just about [...]

Sponsors are severing ties with Maria Sharapova. This new development comes close on the heels of the tennis star’s announcement that she had failed a drugs test at the Australian Open. The press conferences on March 7 was one of the very few ones when the 28-year-old Russian seemed at unease. The entire world watched the highest-paid female athlete admitting to have tested positive for meldonium in January. There had been abrupt pauses in her [...]

#1 Real Madrid Full Name Real Madrid Club de Fútbo Also Called The Whites The Meringues The Vikings Country Spain Value USD 3,263 million % change YoY -5% Revenue USD 746 million Major Shareholder Club Members Home Ground Santiago Bernabéu Stadium Head Coach Zinedine Zidane Founded in 1902, the men in white from Read Madrid are known for their passion and vigor on the football field. With 10 UEFA Champions League Titles, one FIFA Club [...]

Traditionally, the 50 over World Cups have had the best last-over finishes. The reason is simple. It is a prestigious event and no one wants to lose here. Coming to incredible finishes, the first name on the list is the game between Australia and South Africa in the semi-final of the 1999 World Cup, played at Edgbaston. Batting first, Australia had scored 213 and reduced the Proteas to 61 for 4. However, they recovered fast [...]

No, the situation is not so bleak to abandon your love for tennis. But yes, questions have been raised about the sanctity of the sport. The tennis world suffered a jolt on January 18, which was incidentally the opening day of the 2016 Australian Open, when Novak Djokovic said that someone tried to offer him $200,000 to lose a first-round match at a tournament in Russia. The moment of epiphany arrived on a day when [...]

Powerful people are not always heads of state. People who are high achievers and influencers around the world define power as change makers. Here are some of the most powerful people in the world. Bill Gates (Businessman, Philanthropist) From a college drop-out to being the world’s richest man, Bill Gates stands out an icon for business and philanthropy. Co-founding Microsoft, along with friend and colleague Paul Allen, Bill Gates successfully identified a need within the [...]

When one thinks of horrific deaths on the sports field the first name that comes to mind is Ayrton Senna. The legendary Formula One driver needs no introduction. Just as grand were his accomplishments on his chosen arena similarly gruesome was his death on the racing track on May 1, 1994. Even when the great one passed away he had been heading the leaderboard at the San Marino Grand Prix, being staged at the Autodromo [...]

Fan-tastic football Fanatics As the football-loving world has descended on Brazil, the on-field drama is being matched by off-the-field frenzy of screaming, singing, dancing, swearing, ecstatic, and dejected fans. Since the World Cup is happening in the world’s most football-obsessed nation, expect the excitement of fans to be an all-time high. Here is a touching base with some of the most fantastic fans. England Supporters: Watch Out! With thousands of die-hard England supporters in Brazil [...]

Sports Scandals Around the World Sports have been corrupted by scandals throughout history, from teams and coaches cheating and fixing matches to athletes taking the competition too far or using performance enhancing drugs. To become a professional athlete takes drive, dedication and a strong will to succeed. Some of the same traits that go into making a great athlete are the same traits that can make them take it too far. Athletes sometimes begin doping [...]