Anchorman 2 star Champ Kind talks us through some of the strangest sports in the world - at least as he sees it - as part of our exclusive video series.Read More »from The Anchorman guide to obscure sports such as… er… rugby
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It may seem like an absolutely crazy idea but American football could be an Olympic sport as early as 2024.
On Tuesday the International Olympic Committee gave the sport provisional recognition, the first step any sport must take in order to be considered for the Games.
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A vote on American football becoming a full-fledged Olympic sport could take place as early as 2017, according to the USA Football youth development program. If approved, football would join the Summer Olympic sports line-up for the 2024 Games at a site not yet determined.
IOC acknowledgement is
- Eurosport | World of Sport – Mon, Dec 9, 2013 13:50 GMT
British gymnast David Rimmer certainly knows how to mix up his training, and this is perhaps his most original and impressive exercise yet.
He has just posted a video of one of the more remarkable exercises we've ever seen and it's not something to try yourself at home with a plank of wood.
In this case, Rimmer and his friend Steph perform some outrageous jumps and somersaults using a bizarre piece of equipment called a 'teeterboard'.
Also referred to as a 'Korean plank', the acrobatic apparatus resembles something like a playground seesaw made of oak, and it provides a very interestingRead More »from One of the most incredible training exercises on a ‘teeterboard’
- Eurosport | World of Sport – Mon, Dec 9, 2013 10:58 GMT
So this was the view from the press box during the first quarter of the Philadelphia Eagles' home NFL clash against the Detroit Lions (as tweeted by @RobMaaddi)
It might seem amazing to British people that the game would go ahead in such conditions, but in the NFL bad weather is not an excuse to call off a game.
Only when there are genuine safety concerns, such as thunderstorms, are the players taken on the field.
A wintry wonderland of games featured in NFL action throughout the day with snow impacting several contests, but the conditions were worst in Philadelphia where snow buriedRead More »from The Snow Must Go On – NFL game played in total blizzard
- Eurosport | World of Sport – Sat, Dec 7, 2013 18:47 GMT
Mark Selby struck the 100th 147 in the history of championship snooker with a truly magnificent break in the semi-finals of the UK Championships.
The defending champion and former world number one was out of position several times in the seventh frame of the match against Ricky Walden, but he managed to recover time and again on his way to one of the most dramatic perfect clearances ever seen in the game.
The nerve-wracking nature of his break continued right to the very end: he came up well short on the brown, and needed an incredible shot that sent the cue ball right round the table to nestleRead More »from Selby produces miracle final shot to pull off amazing 147
- Eurosport | World of Sport – Fri, Dec 6, 2013 15:23 GMT
"I’m in for work at 6.30am and one of the last to leave. I don’t want to go home. We have beds at the training ground and I go home sometimes and say to my wife: 'Do you know something, I didn’t want to leave work today!' It’s not a slight on my wife. It’s just a great position to be in when you love your job so much." - Phil Neville talks about his marvellous life since rejoining Manchester United in the summer, this time as a coach working under David Moyes. Let's hope United don't start actually playing well - poor old Phil might just explode with pleasure.
"I live for myRead More »from Quotes of the Week: Why Neville wants to sleep at training rather than go home to his wife
- Eurosport | World of Sport – Thu, Dec 5, 2013 17:00 GMT
You would have expected rising British tennis player Heather Watson to perhaps name Steffi Graf or Serena Williams as the sport stars she admired when she was growing up, but you would never guess who is her surprise choice. We couldn't.
While fellow Brit and former Wimbledon semi-finalist Tim Henman opted for a more traditional name in multiple Grand Slam winner Bjorn Borg, Watson admired someone from a sport a million miles away from running around a sweat-drenched tennis court.
See if you can guess who it is before they unveil a cardboard statue one minute five seconds into the video.
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- Eurosport | World of Sport – Thu, Dec 5, 2013 14:58 GMT
Force India Formula One driver Paul di Resta (R) of Britain stands in his garage with Anthony Hamilton, father of then McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton, during first practice session for the British F1 Grand Prix at Silverstone, central England, July 8, 2011.
Lewis Hamilton's father's lawsuit against the F1 driver Paul Di Resta for breach of contract and loss of earnings has taken another twist with the news that potentially vital evidence has disappeared.
A box full of computers and mobile phones containing potentially key evidence has gone missing.
It was revealed at the High Court in LondonRead More »from Box holding possible ‘evidence’ goes missing in Hamilton lawsuit against Di Resta
London 2012 gold medal winner Ben Maher is being sued for up to £700,000 amid claims he made secret profits from dealing in horses.
Maher, who won team gold at London 2012 alongside Scott Brash, Nick Skelton and Peter Charles, has had the action brought against him by his long-term backers Mike and Emma Phillips.
In his role as a bloodstock agent for the couple, Maher is alleged to have quoted incorrect prices on horse sales to the Phillips, and pocketed the difference.
The couple have worked with the rider since he was 22 and are said to be disillusioned having treated him "as one of theRead More »from Olympic hero Ben Maher being sued for £700,000
- Eurosport | World of Sport – Thu, Dec 5, 2013 13:40 GMT
London 2012 Olympic gold medallist Greg Rutherford has come up with a new gameplan to rediscover his athletics mojo: he is to turn himself into a 'world-class sprinter'.
In a typically bashful, understated interview, the Olympic long jump champion said he believes he could become one of the fastest ever British sprinters.
He may have struggled to regain form since his gold in London last year, but his confidence has shown no signs of fading as he talked of his sprinting ability.
"I think I could be one of the fastest sprinters in British history if I trained exclusively for the 100m,"Read More »from Rutherford boasts of sprinting ability, talks of new event
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