What could be more unusual, and more heartwarming, than a team from a tropical developing country participating in the Winter Olympics? After a 12-year wait, the Jamaican bobsleigh team is now back — thanks to a lot of help from internet users.
Do you remember that scene in Forrest Gump in which Forrest gets up one day and just starts running across the entire United States? Twenty people are doing the same thing in the Los Angeles to New York Foot Race, which began on 19 June.
The former boxing champion is one of the toughest guys out there. But in a new TV series, he's showing a softer side. Tyson revisits the tough streets of Brooklyn, where he grew up, to prove he's good at a second sport that's every bit as competitive as boxing.
Sunday, February 6, 2011, sees the return of a sporting tradition: the yearly championship in American football known as the Super Bowl. In this year's game, the Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Green Bay Packers in Arlington, Texas.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter opposes using technology to help referees
make decisions. But the outcry over mistakes such as Frank Lampard's
disallowed goal in England's World Cup loss to Germany seems to have
The broadcasting and marketing revenues from the 2010 World Cup in South
Africa include a record $1 billion in sponsorship deals — 80 per cent
more than in 2006, according to market analyst Sportcal. And that during a
"Bounce bounce bounce bounce / Thwackety wackety zingety ping / Hittety
backety pingety zang / Wack, thwok, thwack, pok." These are the opening
lines from Thwok! by Matt Harvey, the first poet-in-residence at the
Wimbledon tennis tournament.
Just how dramatic was Landon Donovan's 91st-minute goal in Wednesday's
win-or-go-home US-Algeria World Cup game? Well, it caused Twitter to
collapse temporarily, and it might have been the single biggest driver
of Internet traffic ever.
Vuvuzela apps are topping the Apple iTunes charts. They allow iPhone
owners to annoy friends and family by turning their phone into a
virtual trumpet. One app, Vuvuzela 2010, has been downloaded more than a million times from Apple's App Store.
With 125 players from 26 Premier League teams in the World Cup, England
proves that it has the world's strongest football league. Despite
injuries to Michael Ballack and Michael Essien, Chelsea FC has the most
club players in South Africa: 13.