The quarterback for the Green Bay Packers has a very interesting tradition. When the team captains pose to take a post-game picture every week, he always steps in on the background. His facial expression changes every week as well. Some pictures, Rodgers flashes a smile over one of the captain's shoulders. Other weeks, he makes a funny face! To see all of Aaron Rodgers' photobombs, go to http://www.rodgersphotobomb.com/
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The World Chess Federation along with the International and National Olympic Committees all want everyone to play fair.
They take extra measures to make sure the sport of chess is a fair and clean game upheld by the greatest integrity. They encourage and work to ensure the health of all their competitors.
So, they do drug tests on players when they want to. They accepted the World Anti-Doping Code and it's International Standards.
The spirit of sport is the essence of Olympism and is described as the celebration of the human body, spirit, and mind.
It is characterized as the ethics, health, character, fun and joy, education, courage, self-respect, and so on of sports.
The World Chess Federation seek to uphold the spirit of sport, and by doing so, they do anti-doping tests. So, even if you play chess, and no physical sport, you'll still be checked for drugs.
Everyone wants to leave a legacy, few people ever do. But would you rather not leave a legacy, or be known as 'the guy who kept putting his thumb up people's bumholes during professional Rugby games'? That is just the case for John Hopoate. Poor guy.
Originally from Tonga, Hopoate began playing in the Austrailian Rugby League for Wests Tigers in the year 2000. However, in 2001, he found the lowest point in his career. He being taken to the rugby league judiciary where he was being charged with unsettling several his opponents by inserting his finger into three players' anuses.
Hopoate tried to defend himself by saying that he was trying to give the other players a wedgie with his fingers and that he believed "what happens on the field should stay there." Rugby sounds a lot like Vegas.
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Soccer fans (or should I say "futbol") take the sport very seriously. Too seriously judging from the after events of a 1994 World Cup match between the United States and Colombia.
During the game, which Colombia was expected to win, one of their players, Andres Escobar, accidentally scored on his own goal.
This gave the Americans a 1 - 0 lead, and they went on to win the game 2 -1 knocking the Colombians out of the World Cup.
After Escobar returned home to Colombia, he was gunned down. Three men attacked him as he was leaving a night club and shot him 12 times.
According to eye witnesses, the shooter said "goal, goal" every time he fired. Escobar later died in the hospital.
Escobar was not the only one targeted. The day the team played the United States, the Colombian coach and assistant coach received faxed death threats against their family.
Colombians, Americans and members of the international soccer community were horrified by the violent and pointless death.
The World Cup is a global extravaganza. As they say, soccer is the world's sport, and millions tune in to cheer for their country.
Over the years, the cost of hosting this epic event has been creeping steadily upward. Of course, it depends on how much infrastructure the hosting country already has in place.
In 1994, when the United States hosted the World Cup, it cost them about $30 million to pay for stadiums, transportation, security, etc.
Just four years later in 1998, France spent $340 million. In 2002, South Korea and Japan dished out a cool $5 billion, and Germany forked over $6 billion in 2006. The trend halted briefly when South Africa spent a mere $4 billion.
Brazil, who will host the World Cup in 2014 will likely spend $14 billion on preparations and the actual games.