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Why are they called the Olympics?

The Olympics took its name from the Olympia sanctuary in Greece approximately 2,700 years ago. Olympia is located on the Elis on the Peloponnese peninsula. The...
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Why is the Los Angeles baseball team called the Dodgers?

Before moving to Los Angeles, the Dodgers were based in Brooklyn, New York. The team originated in the 19th century when, because of the...
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Where did the tennis scoring system come from?

The are multiple theories of where the tennis scoring system came from. I've summarized those here. In sports, if you don't score, a common saying...
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Why are they called the Cleveland Indians?

The Cleveland Indians are named after former player Louis Sockalexis, a Penobscot Indian so respected, that one year after his passing, Cleveland took the...
Super Bowl

Why is it called the Super Bowl?

The inaugural game was not officially known as the Super Bowl. In a 1966 letter to then-NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle, AFL founder and Kansas...

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