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Athletes competed in the nude in the ancient Olympics

It’s the biggest spectator sport in the world and most people call it “Football.” So where does the word “soccer” come from?

In 1891, James Naismith, a physical education instructor, introduced modern basketball. But basketball was played for hundreds of years before that

A badminton shuttle travels easily up to 180 km/h (112 mph). It is one of the fastest objects in sports. But there’s more to badminton

One of the world’s strongest men got his start in the business when he happened to meet a 79 kg (175 lb) man in his 70s who could bend 60-penny railroad spikes in his bare hands.

High speed, super agility and enormous endurance is needed to play korfball

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