10 Random Facts About Sport Part 5

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If you failed PE, these facts are probably not for you. But otherwise, enjoy!
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1
Golf the only sport played on the moon - on 6 February 1971 Alan Shepard hit a golf ball.

2
The Dallas Cowboys hired the NFL’s first professional cheerleading squad in 1972. And people everywhere are still thanking them to this day.

3
Basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain never fouled out of a game.

4
The longest tennis match took place in 2010 at Wimbledon. John Isner of the United States beat Nicolas Mahut of France in a match that lasted 11 hours and five minutes.

5
Kite flying is a professional sport in Thailand.

6
Fishing is the biggest participant sports in the world.

7
The record for the most Olympic medals ever won is held by Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina. Competing in three Olympics, between 1956 and 1964, she won 18 medals.

8
The Major League Baseball teams use about 850,000 balls per season.

9
Prior to 1900, prize fights lasted up to 100 rounds.

10
Horse racing is one of the most dangerous sports. Between 2 and 3 jockeys are killed each year. That's about how many baseball players have died in baseball's entire professional history.