Discontinued Olympic Events

Why isn’t Chess an Olympic game?

Athens, Greece was the site of the first modern Olympics in the year 1896. Some events have been tried through the years and for various reasons were discontinued. I think some of these events look like fun and would increase the joy of viewing.

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Guinness Records Records Breaker

“Going beyond your every day capacity is such a fulfilling feeling.” – Ashrita Furman

Who holds the Guinness Record for the most records held at the same time by an individual? Ashrita Furman has broken more than 700 Guinness records since 1979. He currently holds more than 120 records. Over the years, many of the records have been either broken by Ashrita himself or others, or in some cases, the category has been retired.

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Why Are They Called Downs In Football?

It looks like they are gonna go for it on 4th down!

Have you ever wondered why there are 4 downs in American football? And just what is a down? The definition is that it’s the system by which possession is determined. The offense has four attempts (or downs) in which to make 10 yds (or more), and if they do so they keep possession.

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Pitchback

I got a pitch back when I was a kid. I used it for years, repaired it many times. It worked great and was incredibly durable. It is long disintegrated but I still have the instructions (See image at end of the post)! The net had 24 S-hooks to attach to the frame. You could stand far away and try to hit the center every throw.

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Formula 1 or IndyCar

If you like speed and lap racing, then you’re probably going to like both types of races

At the time of this post, Mercedes, Honda, Renault, and Ferrari are the power unit manufacturers of the Formula One (F1) teams with Honda leaving at the end of 2021, replaced by Red Bull. Honda and Chevrolet are the sole two engine makers for the Indy Car series.

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Hank Aaron Dies

Henry Lewis Aaron (Hank) was born in Mobile, Alabama, February 5, 1934. His baseball career started on November, 20, 1951, as he got a contract with the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro American League where he played as shortstop and started getting Major League Baseball (MLB) offers.

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Phil “Knucksie” Niekro Dies

After a long battle with Cancer, Hall of Famer Phil Niekro passed away in his sleep, December 26, 2020, at age 81 in Atlanta, Georgia. He started as a reliever for the Milwaukee Braves, April 15, 1964. By 1967,

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2020: The Year of Chase

Chase Elliott joins his daddy, Bill Elliott as a NASCAR champion. He was already NASCAR’s most popular driver now he is the CUP Champion too. At the final race in Phoenix he led the most laps, 153, after starting at the rear of the field.

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