Sports and Recreation

Fact or Fiction?

The first recorded reference to cricket dates back to 1272.

The highjump method of jumping head first and landing on their back is called the Fosbury Flop.

Clay pigeon shooting was once known as Inanimate bird shooting.

The American dart game ‘Cricket’ is known in Britain as ‘Mickey Mouse’.

Australian Ron Clarke set 18 World Records as a long distance runner but never won an Olympic title.

The motto for the Olympic Games is Citius – Altius – Fortius (Faster – Higher – Stronger).

The 180m sprint of the776 BC Olympics (the earliest recorded) was won by Coroebus .

Cricketer Dennis Lillee once tried to use an Aluminium bat of his own design called ‘The Combat’.

The large disk used in Tiddlywinks is called a Squidger.

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