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Is English the official language for international sport events?

It depends of the event. For the Olympics, there are two official languages : English and French (which is by its reglementation the most important language of the Olympics). For FIFA, these languages ...
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How do I schedule 12 teams in a championship where 3-4 teams play at the same time in a round, while allowing 1 loss to still be the champion?

This is almost exactly how Vampire the Eternal Struggle, the TCG plays its tournaments, although they prefer players per "table". In this page vekn.net/downloads you can download "the Archon v1.5e", ...
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How is lucky loser decided in WTA tournaments?

As of 2015, lucky loser in the WTA tournaments is still determined as the highest ranked player. See 2015 WTA Official Rulebook (internet archive): C. DRAWS / 1. Singles Main Draw / a. Composition ...
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What does "Race to X" mean?

According to Wikipedia, the term race in billiards means: A predetermined, fixed number of games players must win to win a match; "a race to seven" means whomever wins seven games first wins the ...
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How to draw a fixture of knockout tournament for 21 teams using quarter method

If I understand this question correctly you would like three brackets of five and one bracket of six. With the winner of each bracket having a spot in the semi finals. Here is what it looks like: 21 ...
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How does a double elimination bracket work?

In double elimination tournaments, teams are not eliminated from the tournament until their second loss. The way this is achieved is with a losers bracket. Everyone starts out on the top bracket, or ...
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How can a top seed in a tennis tournament be a qualifier?

I wanted to come back and add an answer to this question because it happened again this week (27 Apr 2015) in a Challenger event in Tallahassee involving Facundo Bagnis of Argentina. You can find the ...
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Is there an ATP 1000 that can end without a tie-break? Why not?

According to the ATP Official Rulebook, all the ATP 1000 matches have a tie-break in the final set, even the finals: ATP World Tour tournaments and the ATP Challenger Tour tournaments are ...
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How do I schedule 12 teams in a championship where 3-4 teams play at the same time in a round, while allowing 1 loss to still be the champion?

It seems that rankade, our ranking system for sports, games, and more, fits your needs. It's free to use and it's designed to manage rankings (and stats, including matchup stats, and more) for small ...
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Del Potro is ahead of Federer in the Race to London, but Federer is the one having qualified

I presume it is due to If there is [exactly] one current-year Grand Slam champion positioned between eighth and 20th in the Race, he qualifies in eighth place. The only other 2018 Grand Slam ...
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Why is there no ATP Masters series 1000 event on grass courts?

You are not alone in asking this. Many fans and players have also started requesting a longer grass court season and having a grass court Masters 1000 event. Right now it has a lot to do with the ...
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Why the IPL teams don't have any English cricketers?

There is no particular reason for the exclusion of English players from the teams; if that were the case, they wouldn't have been up for auction which they clearly were. Players like Alex Hales were ...
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Why don't any USA professional leagues use promotion/relegation?

One aspect that has been ignored in this discussion is the origin of the competition. In Europe all teams started locally as amateur teams. When you play, you have a vested interest in playing at a ...
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Why don't any USA professional leagues use promotion/relegation?

Sport around the world is about success on the field and the fans, in the US it is a franchise to make money. The owners of a team like the Mets for instance would rather come last every year in the '...
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Is English the official language for international sport events?

No, there is no general rule. It depends on the sport and the event. For example, the official language of the Lusophony Games is (unsurprisingly!) Portuguese.
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How are doubles seeds calculated?

To answer my question at least partially I will add what I found out when reading ATP and WTA rulebook. In case I misunderstood something, I will be grateful for any corrections or new answers to my ...
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Who is eligible to play in junior tennis tournaments?

Yes, according to the FAQ on the juniors section of the ITF tennis website: Q. How old do I have to be to compete on the 2014 ITF Junior Circuit? A. The 2014 ITF Junior Circuit is open to players ...
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Why are Gabon playing in the African Cup of Nations 2017 qualifiers when they're hosts and how will group I work?

Gabon national team is qualified because of nation host. The team was insert in Group I and has played friendly against other team of the same Group Wikipedia has insert Gabon in the Group A of ...
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US Open 2017 - draw movements after Murray's withdrawal

It has to do with the tournament trying to keep competitive balanced opponents for as long as possible throughout the duration of the tournament. It's the same reason why the tournament distributes ...
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Group Stage Qualification Conundrum

First of all, it's a bit unclear how iii. is to be interpreted. If "the results" only refers to the number of points the teams in question have earned while playing against each other, then the three ...
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Why are trophies awarded when the tournament gets cancelled?

IIRC when the ACC cancelled their tournament, the NCAA had not yet cancelled theirs. So the ACC simply designated their regular season champion (Florida State) as their NCAA tournament qualifier as ...
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In table tennis what is the largest ITTF tournament event of the year?

There are 2 very large tournaments. One being the Table Tennis World Cup. This tournament happens one time a year. Though, this is only a singles championship. Doubles events do not exist. On the ...
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Five a side tournament - awarding bye's in a partial round robin

There is no simple answer to this - you can probably make a reasonable case for any result apart from a loss. If this is causing a big problem for your tournaments, you probably need to rethink the ...
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Rules for Orange and Purple Caps in IPL

If more than one player has equal stats (highest runs or wickets), what will they do? If some batsmen have same stat then the orange cap holder is the man which played least balls or highest strike ...
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Why the IPL teams don't have any English cricketers?

I doubt there is one single reason although the overlap of the IPL and the English domestic season has been a major contributing factor. Many higher profile (centrally contracted) English players ...
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How changing tennis balls influence players using serve and volley?

I haven't heard much of anything about the balls being faster - but there are definitely other factors that have contributed to serve and volley (S&V) becoming a much less common playing style in ...
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What is the destination of the used tennis balls from tournaments?

At Wimbledon for example, they sell the balls! Not sure about other tournaments but I assume they do likewise. Source: Balls 54,250 used during The Championships period. Stored at 68 deg F. New ...
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Ranking from which week are used to decide who qualifies for ATP/WTA finals?

The week before is considered. For both the WTA and ATP Tours, every tournament - down to the very final week/tournament of the season - and all rankings points earned, are taken into consideration to ...
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Under which scenarios are using the term "double-elimination game" appropriate?

Looking at the google search results for the term "double-elimination game", you and the cited article seem to be the only ones using the term. As the first people to use a term, it is upon you to ...
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Do managers select their kick takers after learning which team will shoot first?

Kick takers are selected from the players on the field at the end of the match (either at full time, or if extra time was used, then after extra time). From the IFAB Law 10, with added emphasis on a ...
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