An endurance athlete, Dean Karnazes, ran 350 miles (560 km) in 80 hours and 44 minutes without sleep in 2005.
ESPN won an Emmy for the creation of the superimposed yellow line representing the first down line for American football games.
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.