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Gordon Bennett Cup is the most prestigious trophy in ballooning. Who was Gordon Bennett?
Newspaper publisher. James Gordon Bennett, Jr. (1841-1918) was publisher of the New York Herald. He sponsored many sport and exploration events, including the first tennis match in the United States and Henry Morton Stanley's trip to Africa to find David Livingstone. He established three Gordon Bennett Cups: for international yachting, for automobile races and for ballooning. The last one continues to this day.
Which trophy has a pineapple on its top?
Wimbledon Trophy. Pineapple sits atop the Wimbledon cup as an outdated symbol of luxury. Back in 17th-century England pineapples were one of the most sought-after commodities, and thus the pineapple achieved a social status.
After whom is the Stanley Cup named?
Governor of Canada. The trophy is named for Lord Stanley of Preston, a Governor General of Canada, who supported and promoted ice hockey. He awarded the first cup (then named Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup) to Canada's top-ranking amateur ice hockey club in 1893.
In which sport is the Venus Rosewater Dish awarded?
Tennis. The Venus Rosewater Dish is the Ladies' Singles Trophy awarded at The Championships, Wimbledon since 1886. Rosewater dishes were used in England to catch rosewater poured over the hands to wash them after eating. The award was made in 1864, and is a copy from a pewter original in the Louvre.
In which sport is the Ryder Cup awarded?
Golf. The Ryder Cup is a biennial men's golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States (originally between Great Britain and the United States). The competition is contested every two years with the venue alternating between courses in the USA and Europe. The Ryder Cup remains exceptional within the world of professional sports because the players receive no prize money despite the contest being high-profile event.
In which sport is the Davis Cup awarded?
Tennis. The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in men's tennis, contested annually between teams from competing countries in a knock-out format. The trophy was founded by one of the first four US players. Since US won the first tournament, Davies received his own trophy.
In which sport is the Copa Libertadores awarded?
Football. The Copa Libertadores de América is the most prestigious club competition in South American football. The name "libertadores" refers to the principal leaders of the Latin American wars of independence from Spain and Portugal.
Winner of which motorsport competition is awarded the Borg-Warner Trophy?
Indianapolis 500. The Borg-Warner Trophy is presented to the winner of the Indianapolis 500. It is over 5 feet (162.5 cm) tall and weighs 153 pounds (45 kg). In the cup, there is a face of every winner since the beginning of the race in 1911. The trophy stays at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum, while the winner receives an 18-inch replica named the "Baby Borg,".