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Greco-Roman wrestling is considered the oldest sport that is still practiced in the world today. This form of competitive sport dates back as far as 3000 B.C. More »

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The planet Earth has an average distance from its center to its surface of 3,959 miles. It is not a perfect sphere, however, so the distance from the core to the surface varies depending on which point on the surface is ... More »

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While there is no official "capital of the world," Tokyo is the largest city on the planet. The Japanese capital is home to more than 13 million inhabitants, and the greater metropolitan area has a population of roughly ... More »

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Greco-Roman wrestling is considered the oldest sport that is still practiced in the world today. This form of competitive sport dates back as far as 3000 B.C. More »

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The fastest moving ball sport in the world is Jai-Alai, according to the Guiness World Records. The most talented professionals in this sport can throw the ball, or pelota, at speeds over 187 miles per hour. More »

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Gymnastics is one of the oldest sports in the world, dating back to ancient Greece and a time when the sport was mostly performed naked. In fact, the word gymnastics is derived from the Greek word "gymnos," which means "... More »

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For anyone who has wondered what is the most popular sport in the world, the answer is soccer. Known as football outside of the United States, soccer is played by most nations around the world. More »

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