The term has its origins in an Italian wrestling term that was used to describe the act of tripping an opponent. Its usage to describe another act in the sporting world is attributed to a Spanish priest. Today, the term has evolved to mean “an opening move meant to gain advantage” .
Usually, it happens twice a year, once in July and again in September. A third one which take places during the period between May and September and is associated with events or anniversaries of major importance for the local community is termed Extraordinary . Instituted initially to honor distinguished guests passing through, this third event has evolved over the years to celebrate various events like the 1945 version marking the end of World War II and another notable one in 1969 to commemorate the conquest of the moon by Apollo 11.
“ Forty minutes into the fifth day, I sent a message from the field to see if Cronje was still interested in a deal. I deliberately aimed low at first and said, ‘How about us chasing 250?’. Hansie just said, 'Fine'. I couldn't believe it. No haggling. No banter. No bartering, No mention of how many overs we would face. It was like that scene from Life of Brian when the salesman is all indignant because the guy has simply paid his first asking price without any argument”
Who is speaking? What is this match remembered for?
Monument at the Waikiki beach in Honolulu paying tribute to a 5-time Olympic medallist in swimming who was also one of the earliest beach volleyball players and most significantly, the most important reason why Surfing evolved into a popular sport.
The Arena Football League (the highest level of professional indoor American football) team from Philadelphia take their name after a musical genre that has its origins in early 1970s Philadelphia and was suggested by Jon Bon Jovi who was a part-owner of the team. Pictured is their mascot who’s been often compared to the comedy-music act Blues Brothers.
This is the poster of a 1979 romantic comedy directed by Blake Edwards and created superstars out of its leads . The title derives from a rating system used by people to rank members of the opposite sex .
What sporting term origin can be traced back to this movie ?
The 1963 Army-Navy American college football rivalry game was originally to be played on Nov 30 th but because of President Kennedy’s assassination on November 22nd the game was rescheduled to Dec 7 th . The match ended with the Army Quarterback, Rollie Stichweh’s touchdown in the fourth quarter of their 21-15 loss. This touchdown was remarkable for the announcer Lindsey Nelson stating to the television viewers, “Ladies and gentlemen, Army did not score again!”.
The death of one of its drivers at a circuit located in a city made famous by Claude Monet through a series of paintings prompted Honda to withdraw from F1 in 1968, to return as a racing team only in 2006. The incident was instrumental in establishing multiple future safety features in the world of Formula One.
X speaking – “I had a dream last night and, in it, I scored one goal with my left foot and one with a header”. X’s prophecy came true as the striker poached two goals in five minutes, first with his left foot as he took a cross on his chest before beating the goal-keeper, and second with his head as he rose to meet a corner.
“ Jaaaaaaa! Five seconds on the pitch, five seconds...Y!...The Brothers Grimm are turning in their grave, these are incredible stories!”. Famous commentary in reference to the third goal by Y, the fastest ever by a substitute in the history of the competition that began in 1955.
One of the oldest traditions in this game that has its origins in Scotland is that teams would collectively prop up the principal game equipment in a firewood-like pile as they would meet and discuss the competition in post-game analysis. Once this was done, the winning team would buy the losing team a drink as a sign of goodwill and sportsmanship. It allowed both teams to come together, raising a toast to the heated contest that was battle out.
What act of socializing with teammates and opponents?
As a schoolboy in his hometown Mhow, he had scolded a sweets vendor for allowing flies to settle on the sweets. The angry vendor retorted: 'Who do you think you are? The son of a nawab? Do you dine with princes and rajas?' He replied: 'Don't be so smart. One day, I'll dine with the King of England’.
And this he achieved in 1948 by lifting the Hockey Gold at the London Olympics and thereby winning an invitation from King George for dinner. Who?
Pictured is the crest of an East European football club based in a trading city famous for a maritime festival.
Identify, tell me the inspiration for the club's name and connect it to a company that names its functional units after cities/ towns/ /states, with a general rule of thumb that the make/size/distance-served of/by the unit would correspond roughly to the relative size or importance of the city or town it was named after.
FC Hansa Rostock and Lufthansa , both named after the Hanseatic League.
Lufthansa have a tradition of naming the planes in its fleet for German cities and towns or federal states, with a general rule of thumb that the airplane make, size, or route would correspond roughly to the relative size or importance of the city or town it was named after.
Built in 2003 and nicknamed A Pedreira (The Quarry), as it is carved into the face of the adjacent Monte Castro quarry, it is considered one of the most original and beautiful stadia in the world. The two main stands are covered with a canopy-style roof, and both are connected to each other across the pitch by dozens of steel strings, a design inspired by ancient South American Inca bridges. It has won various global accolades like the 2006 Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award for the best new global design and the 2011 Pritzker Prize.
Home to which giant-killing football club of the 2010-11 season?
It is widely believed that Sebastian Coe successfully completed it when he beat Steve Cram in a charity race in October 1988. Sebastian Coe's time on 29 October 1988 was reported by Norris McWhirter to have been 45.52 seconds, but it was actually 46.0 seconds (confirmed by the video tape), while Cram's was 46.3 seconds. The clock on that day took 44.4 seconds and the video film confirms that Coe was some 12 metres short of his finish line when the fateful final stroke occurred.
X sported a clown nose in 2001 in response to Y calling him a ‘clown’. Y did this because of a strategy X employed against him. The strategy, however, was first used against Z, a Chicago Bulls player. Z though nullified the strategy when it was used against him.
Ross Norman is a former World No. 2 in squash and represented New Zealand at the World Team Championships no less than six times, never finishing outside the top five.He is best remembered for a match he won 9-5, 9-7, 7-9, 9-1 at the 1986 World Open in Toulouse.
This prophetic cartoon ( next slide ) was published in The Dominion Post a day prior to the Rugby World Cup final, on the 22 Oct 2011. The cartoon depicted a rugby fan having a recurring nightmare in which X (who in turn was filling in for the No. 1 and No.2 choices who were out with injuries) was injured in the final, forcing the much maligned Y onto the field to kick the goal that would determine who won or lost. When a knee injury forced X off before halftime, Y was brought and took over the kicking duties slotting home the penalty that gave the All Blacks the much awaited title.
Identify this sport consisting of leaps, vaults, rolls, and landings designed to help a person avoid/surmount whatever lies in his path and has been variously categorized as a sport/philosophy/spiritual art.
NBA announcer Johnny Most is famous for a radio call in 1965, when the Celtics battled the 76ers in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Boston was attempting to protect a 110-109 lead with only seconds remaining in the contest. As Philadelphia's Hal Greer inbounded a pass, Most announced in his characteristic "sandpaper and gravel" voice, “_________ steals it! Over to Sam Jones! __________ stole the ball!”.
FITB with someone who was nicknamed after the role pictured.
This sculpture of a legend teaching a kid to drive can be found at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. The course itself was designed by him and plays host to a famous annual tournament that began in 1976 and honors past golfers. The legend himself was the honoree in 2000.
In Scotland, the nickname of the 1950s defensive line-up of Glasgow Rangers consisting of goalkeeper Bobby Brown, full backs George Young and Jock Shaw, centre half Willie Woodburn and wing halves Ian McColl and Sammy Cox has a predominant footballing emphasis and overshadows the geo-political connotations of the term.