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When Dhyan Chand refused the job offered by Adolf Hitler

August 29- the National Sports Day in India. Schools and colleges celebrate the day; sporting events are held in institutes and organisations; and of course the sporting honours are bestowed upon selected Indian athletes by the government. This year too the honours were conferred by President Ram Nath Kovind. Javelin …

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Floyd Mayweather; 50-0 and retiring thrice

“This was my last fight tonight, ladies and gentlemen. Tonight, I chose the right dancer partner to dance with. Conor McGregor, you’re a hell of a fighter and the country of Ireland, we love you guys.” Floyd Mayweather declared after his astonishing 50th career win record against Conor McGregor. Mayweather …

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Tinnis to Tenez, and then Tennis

A group of historians believe that the the name Tennis originated from an Egyptian town on the Nile called Tinnis (in Arabic). Some other historians believe that the word came from Old French, via the Anglo-Norman term Tenez which means ‘hold, receive or take. Ancient and Medieval European literature has …

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English ‘Soccer’ became American

This is the American term of Football. But if we look into its history, Soccer is not conceptualized in America but it was very much a British import in America. In the 19th century football was quite popular in England but there were two forms of it-one played with foot …

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Olympic day on 23rd June

In 1947 during the 41st Session of the International Olympic Committee in Stockholm, Doctor Gruss, IOC member in Czechoslovakia, presented a report on a World Olympic Day celebration which would primarily be a day of promoting the Olympic idea. The National Olympic Committees (NOCs) were given the responsibility to choose …

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