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Rugby in America: Worth a try | The Economist
rugby gaining speed in us. "fastest growing sport" 2007-2009
sports  rugby  usa 
february 2011 by gnat
Adam Kimmel presents: Claremont HD on Vimeo
Adrenaline junkies. Your pulse rate rises just watching it.
sports  fun 
september 2008 by gnat
» I really didn’t need that stew … Joe Posnanski
great moment in sportswriting history (it picks up pace after the first page, don't worry). (via orwant)
sports  fun 
may 2008 by gnat
The Smart Set: Jurassic Tennis - November 30, 2007
the sport of Jeu de Paume, the precursor to tennis. Started as handball in monasteries with cloth bags of hair or cork. Spread to royalty, heyday was 16th and 17th centuries with rackets. Clubs in France, UK, US, Australia. Betting scandals triggered fade
history  sports 
december 2007 by gnat
Cricinfo - The oldest international contest of them all
first international sporting contest, cricket match between USA and Canada in 1844 at Manhattan. Came about in response to an earlier hoax that saw 18 NY cricketers arrive at a bemused Toronto club. The sport became a victim of the civil war. (via edd)
sports  cricket  history  usa  canada 
november 2007 by gnat
Drugs and sport | How to cheat without cheating | Economist.com
"placebos reduce pain by encouraging the brain to produce more natural opiates than usual". brilliant idea: performance-enhancing placebos
body  science  sports 
november 2007 by gnat
The Beijing Olympics | On your marks (and Lenin) | Economist.com
shipped 17,000 tonnes of fine grained sand from Hainan Island to Beijing for the beach-volleyball court
sports  politics  china 
august 2007 by gnat
jack daniels helps red sox
2nd to last story on this page
sports 
november 2004 by gnat

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