Sports Facts

Athletes' Financial Reality
Athletes' Financial Reality

Unlike athletes in many other countries, American Olympians receive no direct support from the federal government.

History of Basketball
History of Basketball

Originally, two teams of 9 players made up a basketball game, a number that was based on the standard number of players on a baseball team.

Born For Distance
Born For Distance

Humans can outrun almost every animal on earth over long distances.

Basketball With Soccer Balls
Basketball With Soccer Balls

Early basketball games used soccer balls.

Men vs Women Running
Men vs Women Running

Because men's hearts are 20 - 25% larger than women's, especially the left ventricle, men can run longer and more easily than women.

Fishing Sport
Fishing Sport

Fishing is the biggest sport in the world.

Warm vs Cold Basketball
Warm vs Cold Basketball

A warm basketball is bouncier than a cold one because the molecules in the warm ball hit its inside surface at a higher speed.

Exercising While Breastfeeding
Exercising While Breastfeeding

Lactic acid can build up in the body during strenuous running training, which can change the taste of breast milk.

Power of Red
Power of Red

Competitors who wear red are more likely to win a sports game.