Questions about a series of sports known to have a well-documented international reach.

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UEFA Champions League fixture with the most goals ever

Tonight, too many goals were scored. In four games six or more goals were scored. 21 goals had been scored only in the first half of just 8 games. And there are another 8 games tomorrow. In every ...
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Do team owners earn or spend money for their clubs?

Are there statistics that collect information about the cash flow of sports clubs? What I am wondering is, in general do the team owners have to spend money to manage the club, for passion, or can ...
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Why Great Britain or England/Scotland/Wales/Ireland in different sport?

Why in different sport athletes represents differents "Country"? in football and curling and rugby and other sports there are England/Scotland/Wales and Ireland teams; in tennis (scottish player ...
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Athletes info during the competitions

How can a journalist find so much information and statistics about athletes during the competition, in sports like tennis/athletics/swimming or the Olympic Games? I think journalists can access a ...
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How does Champions League work? [closed]

Thanks to an answer to a previous question, I now have a better understanding of the BPL. But now I am trying to figure out the Champions League. What is the criteria for getting into it? How is the ...
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How many times major league teams have won championship by winning 4 game 7s?

The LA Kings beat Chicago blackhawks in game 7 of western conference Stanley Cup playoffs (NHL) last night. The Kings have won game 7 of all three series to get to the Stanley Cup finals. So I'm ...
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Vegan sport player? [closed]

In this era where, in my opinion, power is necessary so I have a question about alimentary habits for most important sport players. How many and who famous international sport ...
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How much does a referee/umpire earn in a year?

Is it possible to create a draw with the earning of the referee in the most important sports in Europe (Soccer/Basketball/Volleyball/Tennis/Cricket etc.)?
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What other sports have an offside rule

The offside rules has a major impact on the way football is played by making it more difficult to play a simple offside trap or in the past by stopping "goal hanging". I was wondering what other ...
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What are the benefits of a non-linear promotion/relegation system?

In Italian rugby you can be promoted from III division (Serie A girone B) directly to I division (Eccellenza), and you can be relegated from II division (Serie A girone A) directly to IV division ...
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What is the longest game that yields result finally [closed]

Are there any sports other than Test Cricket played over the course of five days to achieve a result? Even in Cricket, the match may end in a draw, which means no result is obtained. But, is there any ...
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Sports for which players need to be small?

Many sports put forward tall players. I know that everybody can play any sport, but I've noticed that in professional teams (basketball, volleyball, soccer, tennis, ...) there is a tendency to see ...
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What are criteria to define a sport as “national sport”?

What are "objective" criteria or rules (if exists) to define a sport as "national sport" for each Country? e.g. National sport for Italy is (probably) soccer, but I do not know if there are objective ...
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Who can compete at Universiade?

Under which conditions are sportspeople eligible to compete at Universiade? Additionally, I also wonder to which extent it is common that same person represents a country at both world ...
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Highest award for sports in worldwide

Which is the highest award for sports in worldwide? Is there anything for separate sports (like Cricket)? Or anything like worldwide award?
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Is there such a thing as a “small slam” in baseball (or other sports)?

In bridge, a "grand slam" means taking 13 tricks (out of a possible 13). A "small slam" means taking 12 tricks (all but one). In baseball, a grand slam means a four-run homer (that clears the bases). ...
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Coin toss in international sports

We can see coin toss in international matches of sports like Cricket, Football etc. Which coin is used for tossing? Is there any special coin for tossing in those international matches?
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A single qualification framework for all sporting codes (coaching/refferee/administrator)? Is this possible & worthwhile?

In South Africa the SA Sport and Olympic Committee (SACOC) has asked all their national sport organisations to conform to a uniform qualification framework in order to "grade" coaches/ referees / ...
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Why do Hong Kong and China compete separately in Athletics?

At the recent IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Hong Kong and the P.R. of China had separate teams in the 4x100m relay. I understand why the PRC and Chinese Taipei compete separately, as they are ...
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What is this three-against-one game with red and blue balls?

On a recent visit to the University of Colorado, Boulder, I saw some students playing a sport I've never seen before. I'll do my best to describe it. On a grass field, a rectangle is marked out with ...
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What is the oldest and active olympic sport?

Wrestling is one of the oldest olympic sport which was removed from olympics since 1904. I need to know, What is the oldest olympic sport that continued till now?
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What is the oldest documented sport?

What's the oldest documented sport in the world's history? Defining "documented sport" as a written list of the results of a competition, such as player rankings or time or points or a written set of ...
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Importance of a pre-shot routine

Before shots in golf and before free-throws in basketball, I notice players have a distinctive series of actions before setting up to hit the golf ball/shoot the free throw. A few examples of ...
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National team choice for athletes in the U.K

Every once in a while I hear about this or that athlete choosing Wales or Scotland over England for the national side in football or rugby. Prominent examples that come to my mind are Ryan Giggs and ...
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Can a player play after retirement?

If a player announced his retirement from international sports, Can he get back his retirement and play? Who will decide on that(either the player or the country's sports authorities)?
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Team sports in olympics

What are the team sports that have been added in the Olympics? When was football added to the Olympics? What team sport will be added in Olympics 2016? Who will decide [when Cricket will be ...
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Identify this Italian sport

I am trying to recall the name of a sport with the following details: The match I saw was between two Italian sides and I believe it had an Italian name. It is similar to football, although I ...