Volleyball was called mintonette at first but it was later changed to volleyball.
The longest recorded volleyball was in Kingston, North Carolina. It took 75 hours and 30 minutes
The first special designed ball for the volleyball was created in 1900.
Elite athletes have an area of the brain that performs 82 percent faster than average under intense pressure
Athletic Shoes are called “sneakers” because when they were invented people used them to their advantage to move around quietly
In athletics, if you move as the gun sounds, you have considered having false-started as the human brain cannot hear and process the noise of the starting gun in under 0.10 seconds.
Usain Bolt beat both the 60 meters World Record and the 100 meters World Record at the 2009 World Athletics Championships. Unfortunately for Bolt, records for the 60 m can only be set in that specific event, so it didn’t count as an official World Record.
Rock climbing can burn between 500 to 900 calories per hour making it a great sport for keeping your body fit.
The world record in climbing speed was set by Czech climber Libor Hroza, ascending a 15-meter (49-foot) speed course in 5.73 seconds, during a competition in Arco, Italy. The Taekwondo uniform is called the “Dobok”. A white belt is included upon the first rank, and the belt color would change as one advance in their ranks.
Taekwondo literally means “the way of the foot and fist” because Tae means “to destroy with the feet”, Kwon is “to strike” and Do is “path” or “way”.
The Taekwondo Belt System There are six colors of belts: white, yellow, green, blue, red, and black.