Monthly Archives: November 2012

Tennis: Davis Cup: Famous players that participated in the competition (Post 3)

Tennis: Davis Cup: Famous players that participated in the competition (Post 3)

The list of tennis legends to have competed in Davis Cup over the years includes most of well-known players’s names. Players such as Fred Perry, Don Budge, Roy Emerson, Rod Laver, Jimmy Connors, Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, Mats Wilander, Ivan Lendl, Stefan Edberg, Boris Becker, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras had successful Davis Cup careers. In recent

Tennis – Davis Cup: The Evolution of Competition’s Format (Post 2)

In 1905, France, Austria, Belgium and Australasia, a combined team of players from Australia and New Zealand also started competing in the Davis Cup. The inclusion of other countries continued and by the 1920s a bit more that 20 nations regularly participated in the event. The first editions were dominated by USA, Great Britain and Australasia. However, that dominance ended

Biathlon – First Results From World Cup in Ostersund and Upcoming Events

The first two rounds of Biathlon’s first World Cup event were held last Wednesday and yesterday in Ostersund Sweden. Both events were men’s and women’s Individual races. You may want to see our earlier post describing the main features of this type of event:  Biathlon’s Individual Event – What is it and what matters most?

Formula 1 – 2013 Drivers Line-up: Valtteri Bottas Replaces Bruno Senna at Williams

Williams has announced today that Finnish Driver – Valtteri Bottas – will take the second driver seat in 2013 alongside Pastor Maldonado. In his first more relevant career steps Bottas won both the 2008 Formula Renault Eurocup and the 2008 Formula Renault Northern European Cup. These records were only achieved (2006) by another Portuguese drive Filipe Albuquerque that currently races in DTM for

Golf – Ryder Cup: What is it and What are its origins?

The Ryder Cup is an ancient Golf Competition played every 2 years between Professional golfers’ teams of the United States and Europe. The name of this event pays homage to Samuel Ryder, an english business person that donated the trophy for the competition. The 1st Ryder Cup was held in 1927 (Massachusetts, USA) and until 1977 the European

Super Athletes – UK Sports Personality of the Year: Olympics and Monty Python? Our Post 100!!!

The 2012 shortlist for the UK sports personality of the year was announced yesterday and without great surprise is dominated by Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Cyclists Bradley Wiggins and Sir Chris Hoy, tennis star Andy Murray, and athletes Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah are candidates in a 12-strong list. Rower Katherine Grainger, golfer Rory McIlroy, boxer Nicola

Formula 1 – European Pilots Rule Total of World Titles and Germany Gets Closer to UK

Just around two thirds of all Formula 1 World Champions were or are European drivers. United Kingdom still leads the way with 14 world titles (obtained by 10 different drivers), but Germany is closing the gap due to the best ever mark of Michael Schumacher (7 world titles) and the 4 recent ones of Vettel’s. Other 5 European countries (Austria,

Formula 1 – Teams Line-up 2013: Charles Pic Leaves Marussia and joins Caterham

French driver Charles Pic will run for Caterham in 2013 announced the team last November 23rd. The other Caterham Driver is yet to be confirmed as well as who will replace Pic in Marussia. Charles Pic performed much better than his teammate and more experienced driver, german Timo Glock, beating him several times in qualifying sessions and ending 15 of