In ancient Rome it was man versus lions and in the present era men in jersey chases a ball on the field. Since time immemorial sports have been a source of entertainment and pleasure to mankind. It offers adrenaline rush to the players and viewers alike. This is the reason why the biggest sports tournaments of our world are also the most awaited events. Let’s find out which are the top sports events around the world.
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Olympic Games are undoubtedly one of the most awaited sports events. A number of summer and winter sports are played at this gala sports event held once every four years. Participants from all countries partake in their respective specialty sports for winning bronze, silver and gold medals for their countries. Around 13,000 sportsmen and athletes take part in 400 small sport tournaments, races and matches during summer and winter Olympics. Total 33 different sports are played at the Olympics. In the last Olympics held in London in the year 2012, USD 14.8 billion was spent.
FIFA World Cup
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Once in four years men and women alike go crazy to watch men fight it out in the fields playing soccer during the FIFA World Cup. Thirty two countries participate in the month long battle of winning the prestigious trophy. The senior men’s national teams which are members of Federation Internationale de Football Association or FIFA get to participate in the matches. This tournament had started way back in 1930 and was withdrawn only on years 1942 and 1946 due to the Second World War.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans
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The tough and nerve wrecking car race organized by Automobile Club de L’Ouest demands stamina and concentration. It has become a favorite off millions. A non-permanent track located at Circuit de la Sarthe close to the city of Le Mans on the Sarthe River. Street cars, racing cars and high performance vehicles take part in the race. The total number of participants is usually around 46. The car that covers highest distance is declared winner.
The National Basketball Association Finals
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The NBA Finals are one of the most eagerly awaited occasions in US. From children to men in their 80s all grab sits to watch their favorite teams combat ferociously through four matches to get the winning title. The final may consist of four matches but the teams have o play 93 matches for getting selected for the finals.
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The oldest tennis tournament in the world is still considered to be one of the most prestigious events. A Tennis champion is not a champion unless he or she has won a Wimbledon match. It is one of the four tennis Grand Slam tournaments. Since the beginning in 1877, it has been played on the grass surface.
World’s greatest sports events are also sources of immense pleasure and respite from daily drudgery for the laymen. Thanks to technology more people are now able to watch international sports events online.