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How playing sports benefits your body ... and your brain
The victory of the underdog. The last minute penalty shot that wins the tournament. The training montage. Many people love to glorify victory on the field, cheer for teams, and play sports. But should we be obsessed with sports? Are sports as good for us as we make them out to be, or are they just a fun and entertaining pastime? Leah Lagos and Jaspal Ricky Singh show what science has to say on the matter.
The ancient origins of the Olympics
Thousands of years in the making, the Olympics began as part of a religious festival honoring the Greek god Zeus in the rural Greek town of Olympia. But how did it become the greatest show of sporting excellence on earth? Armand D’Angour explains the evolution of the Olympics.
These are the world’s fastest marathoners, and marathon courses - Runner's World
Here’s a complete list of the world record-holders and all-time top 26.2-mile runners.
The most extreme human spaceflight records - Space.com
Here's a look at some of these marks, from the oldest person in space to the most consecutive days spent away from terra firma.