10 Random Facts About Sport Part 5


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

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

Basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain never fouled out of a game.

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.

Kite flying is a professional sport in Thailand.

Fishing is the biggest participant sports in the world.

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.

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

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

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.