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BBC Sport - Ryan Giggs: The games, the goals and the gongs

yahoosports:

yahoosoccer:

Manchester United 4-0 Norwich City.

Domination.

The first goals of the post-Moyes era at Man United. 
yahoosports:

yahoosoccer:

Manchester United 4-0 Norwich City.

Domination.

The first goals of the post-Moyes era at Man United. 
yahoosports:

yahoosoccer:

Manchester United 4-0 Norwich City.

Domination.

The first goals of the post-Moyes era at Man United. 
yahoosports:

yahoosoccer:

Manchester United 4-0 Norwich City.

Domination.

The first goals of the post-Moyes era at Man United. 

yahoosports:

yahoosoccer:

Manchester United 4-0 Norwich City.

Domination.

The first goals of the post-Moyes era at Man United. 

Fact file on US swimming legend Michael Phelps, who competes this week for the first time since the 2012 London Olympics.
Phelps’ return can only aid this great sport. 

Fact file on US swimming legend Michael Phelps, who competes this week for the first time since the 2012 London Olympics.

Phelps’ return can only aid this great sport. 

The 100 Most Influential People in the World

The latest TIME 100 list is out. This list is definitely worth a look. 

Today’s Random fact of the day explores the birth of the iconic Olympic Rings. 
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The Birth of the Olympic Rings
The founder of the International Olympic Committee, Pierre de Coubertin, also created the Olympic Rings. Coubertin wrote a letter on July 15, 1913, and drew and colored the Rings on it by hand. This letter, pictured here, was the first time the Rings had ever been seen.
Soon after, the Rings made their debut on their first flag. It was made by the department store Le Bon Marché in Paris in 1913 based on a design by Coubertin. The flag was presented to the Paris Congress in 1914.
Pictured is another very early Olympic flag. This one was raised in Alexandria, Egypt, on the 5th of April 1914 (100 years ago today). It was in Chatby stadium at a sporting event commemorating 20 years since the founding of the modern Olympic Games.
“The Olympic flag […] has a white background with five interlaced rings in the centre: blue, yellow, black, green and red […]. This design is symbolic; it represents the five continents of the world, united by Olympism, while the six colours are those that appear on all the national flags of the world at the present time.” - Pierre de Coubertin

Today’s Random fact of the day explores the birth of the iconic Olympic Rings. 

olympics:

The Birth of the Olympic Rings

The founder of the International Olympic Committee, Pierre de Coubertin, also created the Olympic Rings. Coubertin wrote a letter on July 15, 1913, and drew and colored the Rings on it by hand. This letter, pictured here, was the first time the Rings had ever been seen.

Soon after, the Rings made their debut on their first flag. It was made by the department store Le Bon Marché in Paris in 1913 based on a design by Coubertin. The flag was presented to the Paris Congress in 1914.

Pictured is another very early Olympic flag. This one was raised in Alexandria, Egypt, on the 5th of April 1914 (100 years ago today). It was in Chatby stadium at a sporting event commemorating 20 years since the founding of the modern Olympic Games.

“The Olympic flag […] has a white background with five interlaced rings in the centre: blue, yellow, black, green and red […]. This design is symbolic; it represents the five continents of the world, united by Olympism, while the six colours are those that appear on all the national flags of the world at the present time.” - Pierre de Coubertin

(via liveolympic)

yahoosports:

yahoosoccer:

Classic Manchester United goals.
Golazos: Manchester United.

Excellent

Two GIFs showing two great goals. 
yahoosports:

yahoosoccer:

Classic Manchester United goals.
Golazos: Manchester United.

Excellent

Two GIFs showing two great goals. 

yahoosports:

yahoosoccer:

Classic Manchester United goals.

Golazos: Manchester United.

Excellent

Two GIFs showing two great goals. 

BBC - h2g2 - Newton Heath LYR Football Club

Random fact of the day: Newton Heath LYR, or ‘The Heathens’, was the name of Manchester United Football Club when it was first founded. The LYR stood for Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway and was added to distinguish this club from Newton Heath Loco (who were part of the Motive Power Division of the company). The team was started in 1878 by the railway workers of the Carriage and Wagon department.

You can read more such random facts in the archive.

Iditarod Fast Facts

Random fact of the day: Iditarod Dogsled race traditionally begins on the first Saturday in March, starting in Anchorage, Alaska and ending in Nome.

You can read more such random facts in the archive. 

Cal Ripken Jr.

Random Fact of the day: The record for the most consecutive games played in Major league Baseball history belongs to Cal Ripken jr. The Baltimore Orioles Legend played 2,632 consecutive games. 

You can read more such random facts in the archive.

Why Do People Obsess Over Sports?

Feels good to know that there is some actual science behind my obsession with sports. Rejoice! Sports Fans!