Posts Tagged ‘athlete’

Top ten bankrupt athletes

Top ten bankrupt athletes

Top ten bankrupt athletes

It’s a known fact that some athletes are among the richest people in the world earning millions each year. The active years are limited and varies depending on sport but many top athletes manage to gather a fortune from sports. Managing a fortune is not simple and the laws of economy also count at individual level. This is why many athletes have financial problems and end up bankrupt.

Spending the money has always been easier than earning them and the top most famous bankrupt athletes are the proof of that. Huge mansions, luxury jets, state of the art yachts, unique cars, expensive jewelry and unbelievable parties are just few of the things that sports stars spend money on. (more…)

The Olympic Games

The Olympic Games

The Olympic Games

The Olympic Games represent the largest sports competition in the world for both summer and winter sports. Both Summer and Winter Olympic Games are held every four years, alternating every two years.

Thousands of athletes compete in each edition, the Olympic medals being considered the supreme title in many sports. The history of the Olympic Games starts in Ancient Greece in the eighth century BC.

(more…)

The world’s top ten most dangerous sports

The world’s top ten most dangerous sports

The world’s top ten most dangerous sports

Millions of people practice different sports as a hobby or as a profession. From the long list of sports there are some very dangerous ones because practicing them you can risk injuring yourself or even risk your life. Here are the top ten most dangerous sports in the world:

10. Golf: The sport looks harmless because is not any physical contact between the competitors but the number of deaths encountered on the golf course is up to 4,000 a year. 5% of the lightning deaths occur on the golf field during bad weather. (more…)

Jamaica, the country with the world’s best sprinters at this time

Jamaica, the country with the world’s best sprinters at this time

Jamaica, the country with the world’s best sprinters at this time

At the 2008 Summer Olympics held in Beijing, Jamaican athletes won six gold medals, three silver medals and two bronze medals, totalizing 11 medals. This was the best ever participation of Jamaica at the Summer Olympics. Jamaican athletes dominated the both, men and women 100 m, 200 m and 4×100 m relay races.

The long list of Jamaican athletes that won medals at Beijing includes Usain Bold, Michael Frater, Nesta Carter, Asafa Powell, Shelly-Ann Fraser, Melaine Walker, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Sherone Simpson, Kerron Stewart, Shericka Williams and Kerron Stewart. (more…)

Top athletes of the decade

Top athletes of the decade

Top athletes of the decade

142 U.S. Associated Press members selected athletes with most impressive performances in the 2000-2010 decade. The vote results were surprising, athlete of the decade being elected with 56 votes, Tiger Woods.

Currently, Tiger Woods holds up the front pages of all major newspapers because of a sexual scandal. After a car accident, that took place three weeks ago, juicy infidelity stories started to emerge in newspapers. Still, his sport performances are not put into the shade by his personal reputation. (more…)