The fastest Red Card ever given in soccer was given 2 seconds after the starting whistle was blown, when footballer Lee Todd exclaimed “F**k me, that was loud”.
In 2004 during the Harvard/Yale Annual American football match, Yale students tricked Harvard supporters to hold up placards, that when raised spelt out “WE SUCK”.
Spain’s Paralympic basketball team were ordered to return their gold medals won in Sydney in 2000 after nearly all of their players were found to have no disability.
7 time Olympic Medalist Eero Mäntyranta had a gene mutation that allowed him to carry 50% more oxygen in his body.
The Cleveland Indians once had a “10 cent beer night” that ended in the crowd rioting and attacking the players and umpires. Players and coaches used baseball bats to fend off the rioting fans.
If you play a professional sport, you need to pay an income tax. That is, to each state you play against. For a Red Sox player, this means 17 different tax bills.
A virtually indestructible soccer ball that requires no pump and never punctures has been created to serve children in poor communities or refugee camps.
At the 1912 Olympics, a marathon runner quit and went home to Japan without telling officials and was considered a missing person in Sweden for 50 years. In 1966, he was invited to complete the marathon. His time: 54 years, 8 months, 6 days, 5 hours, 32 minutes and 20.379 seconds.
Vladimir Putin released his own DVD: “Learn judo with Vladimir Putin”.
In 2006 a Norwegian coach gave a ski pole to a Canadian, allowing her to go on to win a silver medal. Canadian citizens were so touched they collectively gave him 5.2 tonnes of Maple Syrup.