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Sports Facts: The city of Lusail, host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final game, does not exist yet.

Sports Fact: The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece in 1896. There were 311 male but no female competitors.

Facts about Sports: Shaquille O'Neal wears size 22 shoes. He puts on a brand new pair before every game.

Fact about Sports: The Boston Celtics have won the most NBA championships (17), including seven straight from 1960 to 1966.

Sports Information: The velocity of a pitched baseball is about 8 mph faster as it leaves the pitcher's hand than when it reaches home plate.

Information about Sports: Korfball is the only sport played with mixed teams, consisting of 4 men and 4 women.

Sports Facts: The fastest serve in a game of tennis was in 1963 by Michael Sangster. It was clocked at 154 mile per hour.

Sports Fact: The original 2014 World Cup's ball was produced in Pakistan.

Facts about Sports: The highest score ever made in a Soccer game was 149-0.

Fact about Sports: Archery is the national sport in Bhutan,a Buddhist country in Asia.

Sports Information: To wear a 'visor' on your helmet in the NFL, you have to have a doctors note. Almost all the visors in the NFL are prescription.

Information about Sports: Billiards used to be so popular at one time that cigarette cards were issued featuring players.

Sports Facts: The national sport of Japan is sumo wrestling.

Sports Fact: The British coined the term 'Soccer' in the late 1800s, not America.

Facts about Sports: If a horse wins a race 'hands down' it means the jockey never raised his whip during the race.

Fact about Sports: Official baseball rules state that an umpire may not be replaced during a game except if he becomes ill, injured, or if he dies.

Sports Information: Average lifespan of a major league baseball: 5 pitches.

Information about Sports: The Ouija board is named for the French and German words for yes - oui and ja.

Sports Facts: The first players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame were Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson & Walter Johnson in 1936

Sports Fact: The San Diego Chargers of the NFL are named after a credit card.

Facts about Sports: More than 1 in 20 soccer injuries are caused by celebrating goals on the pitch.

Fact about Sports: Although 24 out of the 30 current National Hockey League teams are located in the United States, all NHL jerseys are manufactured in Canada.

Sports Information: The Chicago Bulls have won all six NBA Finals in which they've appeared.

Information about Sports: 8 of the 12 host cities for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil are among the 50 most violent cities in the world.

Sports Facts: The record for the most major league baseball career innings is held by Cy Young, with 7,356 innings.

Sports Fact: The New York Yankees have won 26 World Series titles, which is more than any other team.

Facts about Sports: On average, soccer players run as far as 9.5 miles in a single match.

Fact about Sports: South Korea is the birthplace of taekwondo, an olympic sport since 2000.

Sports Information: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who played 20 seasons in the NBA, holds the record for most points scored in a career with 38,387.

Information about Sports: About 42,000 tennis balls are used in the plus-minus 650 matches in the Wimbledon Championship.

Sports Facts: The most goals scored in a World Cup's match was 10 by Hungary against El Salvador in 1982.

Sports Fact: Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido, once pinned an opponent using only a single finger.

Facts about Sports: Fishing is the biggest participant sport in the world.

Fact about Sports: The Vatican has its own soccer team.

Sports Information: After the whistle to start the game, soccer player Lee Todd said 'F*ck me, that was loud' and received the fastest red card in history: 2 seconds.

Information about Sports: In 1969, El Salvador waged war on Honduras after it lost against it in a soccer match.