Questions regarding venues that host sporting events.

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How does the slope at Lord's aid swing bowling?

I have heard that the slope at Lord's runs down from Nursery end (media centre) to the Pavilion end with a height of around 8 feet. Wikipedia mentions that the slope aids in-swing from one end and ...
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Who decides the venue for ODI matches?

Who decides the match venue of One Day International cricket matches: ICC or the Country cricket boards?
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Largest cricket ground by length of boundary

Which is the largest cricket ground by length of boundary in the world?
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What is the significance of Olympic Village?

During the Olympics, I know that athletes stay in Olympic Village(1). At the 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing built an Olympic Villiage(2). What is the significance of Olympic Village? Couldn't athletes ...
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Cricket ground specifications

Is it necessary that an International cricket ground should has the boundary line in circle shape?Is it allowed by ICC to make it a square or ellipse or any other? What is the minimum and maximum ...
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How are the locations of the Olympics determined?

In 2014, the Winter Olympics will be held in Sochi, Russia. In 2016, the Summer Olympics will be held in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. There are candidate cities that submit bids to host the Olympics. In ...
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How is the location of the Super Bowl determined?

How is the location of the Super Bowl determined? What criteria must a prospective stadium/region meet in order to adequately host the Super Bowl? NOTE: Historically, Super Bowls that take place in ...
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What is the biggest sports stadium in the world?

Which sports stadium (meaning any building designed to host sporting events) in the world is the largest and who plays there? I guess I'm thinking the largest as in the amount of people it can hold ...
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How is The location of the US Open determined?

I know that there are several locations that have hosted the US Open many times. How is the location determined? Are there criteria that a course must meet to be considered?
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What makes US Open golf courses difficult?

The scores at the 2012 US Open seem pretty bad, after the first round only five players were under par. Looking at the previous major tournament, The Masters in April, there were 28 players under par ...