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What was the position of Greece in the parade of nations during the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Athens?
Greece marched twice, both first and last. According to the tradition, Greece always walks first due to its historical status as the progenitor of the Olympics, while the host nation always marches last. Since in Athens, Greece was also the host nation, they walked twice.
Which country cheated during 2000 Summer Paralympics, by having non-handicapped players in the basketball team?
Spain. Ten members of a Spanish Paralympic basketball team were ordered to hand back their gold medals in December 2000 after it was revealed that they had no mental handicap. Several players came from mainstream amateur clubs.
Where was this photo of a ski resort taken?
In Australia. Australia has several well developed downhill ski resorts in the high country of the states of New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. Canberra is situated around two hours from the New South Wales ski-fields, while Melbourne is just 120 km from Mount Baw Baw.
Why were the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam strongly criticised by Vatican?
Women were allowed to participate in athletic competitions. The decision to include women in athletic competitions was widely criticised not only by the majority of the sport community, but also by Vatican.
At what distance was score goal from the longest distance
91,9 m. 91,9 this goal score Asmir Begović. Goal kicked of Artur Boruc
What is the name of that former Real Madrid player?
Julio Iglesias was a goalkeeper for Real Madrid's reserve team. His football career was ruined when he was involved in a serious automobile accident, due to which he was unable to walk for two years. During his hospitalization, a nurse gave him a guitar so that he could recover the dexterity of his hands. In learning to play, he discovered his musical talent.
Who is the only player to score 100 points in a single NBA game?
Wilt Chamberlain. He has done it representing Philadelphia Warriors against New York Knicks in 1962. It's one of those records that will probably never be beaten. The only player who came relatively close was Kobe Bryant scoring 81 points in a game against the Toronto Raptors.
Which country banned motor racing from 1958 to 2007?
Switzerland. In 1958 motor racing was banned by the Swiss government as an unsafe spectator sport following the death of 80 people at the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans race. The Swiss Grand Prix was held in 1975 and 1982 in France. The ban continued until 2007.
Winners of the Indianapolis 500 race do not celebrate with a bottle of Champagne. What do they get instead?
Milk. The tradition of drinking milk was founded in 1933. Since 1956, only one driver has broken it: In 1993, Emerson Fittipaldi drank a celebratory bottle of orange juice. He owned several orange groves in Sao Paolo, and wanted to promote the citrus industry.