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A country winning all 3 medals at a Summer Olympics event

At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the Jamaican sprinters Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and Shericka Jackson swept the 100 meters women's medals by winning gold, silver, and bronze ...
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Why do official Olympics youtube channel in USA hiding Indian videos?

This is the screenshot of official Olympics Youtube channel from India (July 30, 2021): Here is the official Olympic Youtube channel from USA location (July 30 2021):
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Why aren't the records that are set in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics considered Olympic records?

As the title is asking, why is this? Why aren't records set in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics considered Olympic records? This IS the Olympics that we're watching on tv right now and that's going on in ...
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In basketball, why can a team calling a timeout inbound the ball at midcourt after the timeout (effectively gaining ground for free)?

For example: Seconds left on the clock in a close game, Team A scores a basket, and Team B calls timeout. After the timeout, Team B throws in the ball from halfway up the court. What's the reasoning ...
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Why do top NBA stars from USA skip the Olympics?

Why does LeBron James, Anthony Davis (AD), and other big NBA stars skip the Olympics so much? Doesn't going help with endorsement, etc.? This year doesn't even have Stephen Curry and we had to settle ...
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Can a batsman complete a run outside the 2 metre wide cricket pitch?

In hitting a potential winning run in a tied cricket match my brother's bat slipped out of his hand and over the square leg umpire's head. He did not realise that a bat is not needed to complete a run,...
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What is failed attempts in weightlifting?

In this photo (source), Hidilyn Diaz and Chinshanlo Zulfiya had failed attempts. And Liao had a score of 97 (successful attempt) in her 3rd snatch, and Diaz had 99 score but failed attempt. I guess my ...
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What is this corner marking for?

Source: Wikimedia What is this corner marking for, since the serve can now be done from anywhere behind the service line?
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How are women gymnasts performing with long nails?

How are women gymnasts performing with long nails? Is it difficult; does this make it harder? I saw Suni Lee with much longer nails, for example in this article
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Sir Donald Bradman and Sir Garfield Sobers Statistics

In their cricketing Test career Sir Donald Bradman, Australia or Sir Garfield Sobers, West Indies had captained their side? If yes, in how many matches?
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Extras players role in Cricket game

Can extras player (more than 11) in a team can play the role of a runner for a team player who is injured in a cricket test, odi or t20 game in terms of laws and rules?
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Why do we not see strong-man athletes competing in olympic weightlifting?

Strong-man is of course filled with quite unique events, but many of its athletes hold world-records in traditional weight-lifting events such as deadlift. Many of the sport's biggest names are in ...
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When analyzing Betfair odds data, what is the consequence of having virtual odds included?

(I hope I understand virtual odds. I do understand back/lay concept) Context For the sake of simplicity, take a tennis event. We have two runners A, B and for both we have back and lay offers, so we ...
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Gymnastics, what is the highest Score for Difficulty? [duplicate]

In Olympics Gymanastics, what is the maximum score a person can receive for Difficulty? Is it 10? I hardly see anyone go above 7.0. Here difficulty is 6.8
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Why is a podium 3 people?

Is there an origin to this? As to why a podium is universally 3 people? Like for tournament style competitions, a 2 person podium would be logical, the finalist and runner up. But for some reason, its ...
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How can I search for good spots to ride on inline skates / rollerblades?

Question How can I search for locations with a smooth surface where I can ride my inline skates? What sources or methods can I use? Context I recently picked up inline skating and noticed that the ...
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Why do skateboarders in the olympics get multiple attempts to land a trick but gymnasts don't?

Is there a reason why olympic skateboarders receive more leeway to land their maneuvers than olympic gymnasts who need to land their maneuvers the first time?
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Will this be judged as a legal catch or not? Can a fielder juggle the ball outside the boundary, such that each time he touches ball, he's in the air?

Imagine, the fielder runs towards the ropes trying to stop a six, and catches the ball right near the ropes. But his momentum carries him outside the boundary. So, to stop a six, he throws it up in ...
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Is it possible to guard a dunk if you can't dunk

If you are defending someone trying to dunk and you can barely reach the backboard when you jump is this impossible or can you do something to defend? Or should you throw in the towel and just give ...
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If a person won a medal at the Tokyo Olympics, would it be considered a medal won in 2020 or 2021? [closed]

The name suggests it’s 2020, but the setting suggests it’s 2021. It’s the same with the Euro 2020. Would Italy be considered 2020 winners or 2021 winners?
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Are there any sports that are meant to be played in the rain?

Is there any sport where rain is either required for the sport or enhances the sport? I'm looking for answers about sports anywhere in the world.
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How do you find a particular match live in the Olympic games [closed]

Hi this evening my niece is going to be competing in Tokyo Olympics games in fencing but I know at that time there could be many other competitions in other sports too and fencing as we know is not ...
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Why are the canadian uniforms for cycling blue?

I always wondered. Most uniforms in the olympics for canada are, well, red, white, or a combination of the two. Except for cycling, where, since I can remember watching the olympics, the uniforms are ...
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Batter Misses Home Plate on Home Run Appeal Process

Similar to NCAA softball game several years ago, youth baseball player hits homerun over fence and touches all bases except home plate during celebration. Player celebrates with team and gets to ...
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Is there a word for a goal scored between the opponents posts (as distinct from an own goal)

If a player plays the ball between his own posts it is called an "own goal" and a goal is awarded to the opponents. Is there a similar word for a goal scored correctly between the opponents ...
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Why will the Knights not have any of their players picked by the Kraken?

I find it weird that for some reason, the Knights are not included in the list of teams that will have to sacrifice a player to the Kraken. What is the reasoning with this? Is it that they are too new ...
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Why did the yellow jersey and challengers (in the peleton) wait so far back during stage 19 of the 2021 Tour de France?

Can someone explain this strategy? In stage 19 of the 2021 Tour de France, Pogačar (Yellow Jersey) and anyone else in the top 10 of the general classification remained in the peloton and as such ...
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Is there any logic why it's the World Series in the MLB?

No other sports does it. That their big tournament is THE WORLD SERIES when all teams are US or at least North American based. But in the MLB, its the world series. Even if they are not the only ...
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Are bone breaks in MMA more common nowadays than in the past?

I read on https://www.mmamania.com/2021/7/15/22572007/joe-rogan-bone-break-conor-mcgregor-chris-weidman-ufc-264-mma-news (mirror), quoting Joe Rogan: There’s been a ton of breaks over and over again. ...
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Can a tennis ball be in without touching the line?

[Yes, I know the ball can be in without touching the line if it’s on the inside, just couldn’t think of a better, succinct title.] Currently, the Nordea Open clay tournament is being played in Båstad, ...
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Asymmetrical real world sport

Yesterday I watched Starcraft II being played in an esports tournament and I thought: "This asymmetry between the different races really makes the game interesting! Sadly, in normal sports ...
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How is a basic year of European soccer made?

I'm so damn confused every time I want to try to watch some european soccer to know what league is currently playing or what are the current stakes or anything. Every time I try to sit down to look ...
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How were the Tampa Bay Lightning 18 million over the cap?

I'm trying to understand how the Tampa Bay Lightning were $18 million over the salary cap when they won the Stanley Cup in 2021. I would guess if theres a salary cap and you try to sign a contract or ...
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What will champions league authority do if the champions don't qualify for the next season's tournament?

Suppose a team won the Champions league this season (say Chelsea) but in their current league season they finished outside of the fourth place (say Chelsea finished fifth in premier league). Are the ...
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Is carrying the ball with your mouth legal in soccer?

I have an old deflated soccer ball that I play with my dog. Often he will give up on kicking it and pick it up with his mouth. I say this is cheating. He insists it is not. This got me thinking: If in ...
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What advantage is there for a baseball player to be selected with a higher draft slot if he signs for “below slot” money?

The Pittsburgh Pirates selected catcher Henry Davis with the first pick of the 2021 draft. One consideration is that Davis is reportedly willing to sign for a below-slot amount of money, allowing the ...
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How can I make a ball for rhythmic gymnastics?

I'm self-taught in rhythmic gymnastics, so I want to have a gymnastic ball, but this is too expensive for me. So I want to buy a cheap rubber ball for kids, and pour over inside with silicon (or what ...
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Why is there no match for third place for the UEFA Euro 2020?

Today I turned on the TV and wanted to watch the game for third place of UEFA Euro 2020 between Spain and Denmark, but there was nothing. Why is there no match for third place? In the FIFA World Cup ...
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Why are let speeds not shown at Wimbledon?

Annoyingly located in the far corner of many tv tennis courts (right where it very often ends up out of frame or behind the chair umpire when watching on tv) is a display that shows the speed of the ...
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Why do tennis players blow on their fingers after a point?

It seems common these days for tennis players to blow on their fingertips after winning a point. I've noticed it particularly with the server: they'll do an arm pump with clenched fist then open the ...
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When did basketball change the rule so that games end when the clock hits 0.0 instead of when the buzzer sounds?

I remember there was a time when the NBA and/or college basketball's rule on buzzer beaters was that the shot would count as long as the ball left the shooter's hand before the buzzer sounded. It didn'...
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Is squash much more dangerous than tennis?

This article places squash on its list of sports with the highest risk of joint injury, while it places tennis on its list of lowest risk sports. Assuming proper protective equipment is worn (e.g. ...
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Are there any situations in football where the clock would be stopped? (except half and full time)

Are there any situations where a game's clock might be stopped that is not full or half time? Or is there nothing that could stop the clock that would not cancel/postpone the game outright?
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Is stoppage time representative of the true time that was lost?

As far as I know, stoppage time is at the discretion of the referee. When the half time is full, they decide the time that is to be added by themselves, at their discretion, and then after that amount ...
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Sinkerball pitchers improving during games

There is an adage in baseball that "sinkerball pitchers improve as the game goes", that in particular the sink improves - so sinkerball pitchers tend to give up a lot of fly balls in the ...
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Is there a correlation between goalkeeper height and penalty save rate?

A tall goalkeeper can be quite intimidating for a penalty taker. Is there any research or statistics that actually shows that there is a correlation between goalkeeper height and penalty save rate?
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Has there ever been a Euros or World Cup champion that never conceded a goal?

Going in to their Euro 2020's semifinal match against Denmark, England haven't conceded a goal. Jordan Pickford, the goalie, has had 5 clean sheets in the tournament so far. Has there been a World Cup ...
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In Kabbadi how much time does a raider have after being captured by a defender to escape?

If a raider is caught by defenders, but crosses the line after 10 seconds, does he earn a point?
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Why do Italian football teams tend to be so different to teams in other countries?

In particular I've noted two features about Italian teams that are fairly uncommon (not unknown, but uncommon) elsewhere, especially in other major football nations: Stadium shares are very common ...
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History of reverse sweeps in the Stanley cups finals?

I tought the habs being 0-3 in the stanley cups finals would make every sport news site in Montreal dig up every time a stanley cup reverse sweep happened to show there is still hope; but nobody seem ...

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