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There's often a bit of confusion about this. First of all, this might help: One of the main reasons for confusion is because there's muddling between political names (names of countries) and geographical terms (names of places). Here political names are in blue and geographical terms are in red Note: the term "Republic of Ireland" is often used but the ...


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Yes, this was the worst defeat of a host nation in the history of the world cup! Other notable defeats are: 2010: South Africa 0 - 3 Uruguay 1958: Sweden 2 - 5 Brazil Link: World Cup 2014: Most Lopsided Football Matches, Worst Host Defeat, Biggest Soccer Blowouts in History


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Absolutely. Ken Griffey Jr. and Ken Griffey Sr. played together in 1990 for the Seattle Mariners. They once hit back to back home runs in a game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G2AnNdjBu4 http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CAL/CAL199009140.shtml They played about a month together (8/31 to the end of the season). In Hockey, Gordie Howe played ...


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In the sidebar on this article from 2002, it says: Lowest average with a 300 game Men: Roger Evans, Champaign, Ill. — 127 avg., 1991 Women: Diane Ponza, Santa Cruz, Calif. — 112 avg., 1977-78 season I haven't been able to find anything more current. There used to be a searchable database of every sanctioned 300 game rolled at the Bowling Museum ...


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They are performance trackers. They track a player's vital statistics (heart rate, etc) as well as their movement. Their average speed, their distance covered, etc. As for the "bra-like" design, it would appear to just be the result of needing a small and unencumbered design that allows for minimal interruption, maximum body contact, and full range of motion....


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I have heard of six being scored in extra time in the FA Cup fixture Leyton Orient v Droylesden, Orient scoring all six in winning 8 - 2. This took place on 7 December 2010. There is a match report on the BBC: BBC NEWS


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If instead of "European Championship" you mean the continental championship of the continent where the team is located (since it is not possible for any team outside of Europe to win the European championship) then the answer is: Santos (Brazil) - 1962 Celtic (Scotland) - 1967 Englebert (DR Congo) - 1967 Cruz Azul (Mexico) - 1969 Ajax Amsterdam (Netherlands)...


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When we are talking about professional basketball this result isn't realistic. NBA: On November 22, 1950, the Fort Wayne Pistons defeated the Minneapolis Lakers 19-18 in the lowest scoring game in NBA history. This was prior to shot clock being added in 1954/55. The lowest scoring NBA game since adding the shot-clock was in 1955, when Boston won Milwaukee ...


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Yes, the NFC West had all teams finish with a losing record in 2010. Wikipedia mentions this: In 2010, the NFC West became the first division in NFL history to have a champion with a losing record, after the 2010 Seattle Seahawks won the division title with a record of 7-9. I also found this heavy.com article that says the following regarding the ...


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The following teams won a treble: Celtic - 1967 Ajax - 1972 PSV - 1988 Manchester United - 1999 FC Barcelona (2) - 2009, 2015 Internazionale - 2010 Bayern München - 2013


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6 times the defending champions were knocked out of the group stage (first group stage during the 1950 World Cup) in the FIFA World Cup history: Italy - 1950 Brazil - 1966 France - 2002 Italy - 2010 Spain - 2014 Germany - 2018 References: 1, 2 Wikipedia: List of FIFA World Cup records (current revision)


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1954 - Hungary vs West Germany (group 2, final) 1962 - Brazil vs Czechoslovakia (group 3, final) 1982 - Poland vs Italy (group 1, semi-final) 1994 - Brazil vs Sweden (group B, semi-final) 2002 - Brazil vs Turkey (group C, semi-final) 2018 - Belgium vs England (group G, third place playoff)


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The accepted answer, while doing a good job of presenting the background from a British point of view, doesn't really get at the actual reason for the unusual status of British teams in some sports. It's very simplistic to consider that the UK's “constituent countries” have “full country” status as far as international law or sports bodies are concerned. ...


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Cristiano Ronaldo Zlatan Ibrahimovic Lionel Messi is the other footballer, who has a chance to achieve this, if he scores in 1st and 2nd minute.


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You can use the BBC list of match reports for this. Arsenal v. Sunderland was one such example. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19221271


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The distances were originally copied from three existing races. There was already a 2.4 mile swim race, and a bike race with a similar distance, and of course the marathon. The thought was "what if we did all three?" More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ironman_Triathlon


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There are six people that have won medals in both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. Gillis Grafström of Sweden is the most successful figure skater in Olympic history, having won 3 gold medals and 1 silver medal in 1920-1932. However, he is only on this list because in 1920, there was no Winter Olympics, and figure skating was an event in the Summer ...


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Looking at statistics of all world cup matches, this is the worst defeat of a host nation in world cup history in terms of "goal difference". This is also the worst defeat by a host nation in terms of "goals against" jointly with Switzerland (1954) 5-7 against Austria.


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I realise it's not father and son, but Paul Elvstrøm sailed with his daughter Trine. They won the 1983/4 European Tornado Championships, were 4th in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, and 15th at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.


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In the men's 1500m at the 2012 Olympics, Abdalaati Iguider ran 3:34.00 in the 2nd semi-final. The final was won by Taoufik Makhloufi in a time of 3:34.08. In the men's 5000m, Mo Farah won with a time of 13:41.66, a time which would have placed him in the middle of the field in either of the heats. The fastest time was Dejen Gebremeskel at 13:15.15, 25s ...


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This is a community wiki answer. Feel free to update post, if needed, or add more streaks, especially if they are longer than the ones already listed. (Ideally with some reference.) Streaks of at least 10 gold medals A USA athlete won the gold medal in the men's pole vault in the first 16 Summer Olympic Games. This streak is also listed in the Wikipedia ...


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Synchronised swimming was exclusively a women's sport from its first appearance at the World Aquatics Championships in 1973 until 2015 when mixed duet categories were introducted. The earlier (pre-1954) history of synchronised swimming does include male participation, but for many years it was a female only activity.


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Yes, here's an example: Alfred and his father Oscar Swahn (Sweden) - 1912, shooting, team gold. Oscar is particularly interesting, "At 64 years of age, he became the oldest gold medalist ever, which he still remains up to today."


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GB11's answer summarized it well what are the tracking devices. From the YouTube page of GPSSports Systems you can see that what Zlatan wears is called GPSports SPI HPU tracking device, which according to its brochure has many features, some of them being GPS, accelerometer, wireless communication, water resistance, 5.5 hours battery life, etc. The data ...


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Running through the list of complete game no-hitters on Wikipedia, there's only one loss by a pitcher that completed a no-hitter. As this page notes: The only starting pitcher to lose a complete-game no-hitter was Ken Johnson of the Houston Colt 45s (pre-Astros), who lost to Cincinnati 1-0 on April 23, 1964. Johnson's throwing error allowed Pete Rose ...


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This Footytube forum discussion mentions several players (most French) from other countries: Zidane (Algeria), Desailly (Ghana), Vieira (Senegal), that went on to not play for their country of birth. The decision by Algeria to not accept Zidane because he was too slow sure turned out to be a poor decision, 'eh? One other that comes to mind is Dani Osvaldo, ...


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Vatican City has both a national football and cricket team. However, as neither are members of the appropriate international governing body (FIFA and the ICC respectively) they don't compete in any form of regular competition, but instead play friendlies against other teams.


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The record for the most siblings in the same Olympic Games is 4. This happened when the four brothers Luis Adrián, Jorge, José and Roberto Tamés from Mexico competed as two 2-man bobsleigh teams at the 1988 Calgary Winter Games. See 1, 2, 3. Three siblings competing in one Olympic Games has happened several times: Summer Olympics, 3 siblings Americans ...


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Only 3 players have accomplished winning all three NBA MVP awards in the same season: Michael Jordan (twice) of the Chicago Bulls - 1995-1996 and 1997-1998 Willis Reed of the New York Knicks - 1969-1970 Shaquille O'Neal of the Los Angeles Lakers - 1999-2000 Sources (1) (2) (3)


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