On August 1, 2018, the Royal St. John's Regatta, the oldest organized sporting event in North America, celebrated its 200th anniversary. This is a brief history of this famous and prestigious annual rowing competition.
Ferret legging, or “put-‘em-down” as it’s known to aficionados, is a contest of endurance and pain that seems about as loopy as it’s possible to get.
The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is held every year in June. Since the races started in 1907, 270 riders have been killed on the island’s road course.
Selection of bizarre and whacky British sports, with brief description, origin and when and where the events take place; includes Cooper's Hill Cheese-Rolling, Worm Charming Championship and Gig Racing in the isles of Silly.
A guide to aggression in sports psychology, featuring examples, types, definitions, and theories to help you understand assertiveness, catharsis, and aggressive behaviours and how they apply to the world of sports.
People climb barehanded up the outside of tall structures as a show of bravado, to make a political statement, or simply for the fun of it. No, really.
An amateur yachtsman entered a solo, around-the-world sailing race. After a slow start, progress rapidly accelerated. Then, something strange happened.
Learn how to build a kicker ramp quickly and easily. Every skateboarder should know how. Plus, a kicker ramp doesn't require a lot of wood you can build one for cheap. Here's how in 7 easy-to-follow steps.
Arm length is usually not one of the most obvious factors one considers when predicting an athlete's success. However, it can actually have a significant impact on athletic performance.
If you have to make weight for a meet or tournament with a same-day weigh-in, your usual water cutting strategies may not work. Try these strategies to ensure you make weight without feeling overly fatigued or putting your health at risk.
Many fans believe their teams are cursed by some malevolent force that destines them to be losers; obviously it can’t be because they are not good enough to win. Read on to learn about some of the most well-known sports curses and the teams that rue them.
Those who engage in stuffing themselves with hot dogs, oysters, or even cockroaches insist they are taking part in legitimate sporting events.
Jousting is a competitive sport between armored riders on horses, who use a large lance to charge at each other at high speed. This article will break down its medieval origins, as well as its continued practice in modern day.
The job of sports commentating is not easy. It requires a brain fully stocked with clichés, banalities, and platitudes, and the ability to blabber on about the glaringly obvious.
Some games started out as simple backyard pastimes played with family and friends before evolving into sports governed by national and international organizations. Here are ten popular ones.
Gymnastics Moms do a ton more than drive back and forth to competitions and wash expensive leos. Find ten things only gymnast's moms understand here and feel free to add your own in the comments.
Here are some tips I wish I'd known when I was a hacky sack beginner. Also included are important rules of etiquette and a few practice drills.
Technology and science are playing more important roles in sports around the world, as teams and individuals are hunting for that extra performance boost or a technique that speeds injury recovery.
Perhaps it’s the damp climate, but the British have developed a taste for some madcap ways of passing the time. Cricket is not even mentioned.
Wave Master Training Bags are convenient and useful. Find out more about the benefits of a punching bag and why this punching bag is best.
This comprehensive collection of names for ultimate frisbee teams will ensure that no team is without a proper moniker. These are great for recreational or league ultimate.
The start of each baseball season is when fans have great expectations; what they get is great expectorations.
This article looks at some ways athletes and other participants in winter sports have kept warm. Traditional methods are looked at, along with battery-operated outerwear for anyone going outdoors in the frigid North.
Strange substances have been widely used in sport to boost performance for centuries. A small group says it’s time to legalize them.
Being a terrible coach isn't easy! This is a guide to being a horrible coach in youth sports. It's wonderful for parents asking themselves, "Is my child's coach as bad as I think?"
C. T. Studd was a successful English cricketer who gave it all up to follow a completely new career as a Christian missionary in China, India, and Africa.
Today I read an article stating that Justin Verlander would like to pitch in the MLB until he is 45 years old. I thought of a few others who defied Father Time.
Racquetball is a game that kids love to play because the pace is just right for all-around fun. Safety is more important than having fun because racquetball is a super-fast game, and one can get hurt. Following the basic rules and tips will ensure kids have a great time without getting hurt.
An insight into attribution theory and causal attribution within sports psychology with a focus on stability and causality
Hand-eye coordination is an important skill but is often underrated in most sports. In sports, it's used from start to finish. It's essential for all athletes to possess strong hand-eye coordination.
How can psychology be applied to sports performance and exercise environments? This article will explain how sports psychology can influence the performance of individuals and teams.
A look at famous moments when sporting loopholes and rulebooks were exploited to an athlete's advantage.
A group of Oxford University students embarked on a scheme that can be seen as the birth of extreme sports.
Holding one's breath can be intimidating and very uncomfortable at first. With better understanding and the right technique, you can reach two minutes easily. Follow the instructions given in this article to learn how this can be accomplished in five easy steps.
Here is a list of 10 athletes who have achieved amazing feats or have incredible stories, yet are unknown to most people today. The list is in no particular order.
The pros and cons of club teams and the factors a family should look for. Also, the reasons why college coaches look to club teams to offer athletic scholarships are explored.
There are numerous benefits associated with playing sports. This article lists ten of the main ones.
Competitive eating involves consuming huge quantities of food in a restricted time period. A famous example is Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest each July 4. We examine if speed eating is a true sport.