For most kids who collect sports cards, the goal is to have the largest collection in the neighborhood. For sports card experts, and people who have been collecting memorabilia professionally, amassing a large collection isn’t necessarily the goal anymore. Instead, they focus on accumulating a collection that has value.
The Olympics is a fun event that allows even the most couchbound person to dream of athletic prowess and the unending glory of the medal podium. As we leave behind the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang and look forward to the next games (see you in the summer of 2020 in Tokyo!), we’re reminded of just how effective the Olympics can be in terms of diplomacy and international friendship.
It’s a tale as old as time. No, not that one. The one where the uber-successes athlete, champion of champions, is outed as a scientifically modified cheater. Then comes the feelings of betrayal, the outrage, and, at least for the athlete, rock bottom.
The world of sport is packed with nations of winners and losers. And the world of sports leagues is no different. Every few years, a billionaire with too much money, time, and confidence opts to invest in the high risk, high reward professional sports market. And as a result, the sports league graveyard continues to grow.
If you’re a fan of sports, chances are you’ve already realized how hard it is for women to break into the industry. It seems like often they’re there to provide evidence of gender parity, and to entice men to tune in to the half-time show or the pre-match commentary. Women in sports have had a long road to achieving success in their chosen field, but we’re here to show you that the struggle hasn’t all been in vain.
Today on Healthversed, we salute the men and women who taught us all that indeed, anything is possible. From the basketball courts to the hockey rinks, we present the greatest athletic feats in the history of sport.
After the championship is won (or not) and the crowds all go home, many professional athletes find it difficult to carve out a second career after they leave the big leagues. Most athletes find themselves in search of a second career after their time in professional sports. Here are a few that made the successful transition to 9-to-5 jobs.
No matter what the sport, there are always going to be contentious actions by referees. These individuals are called to act on their own judgements during games, with no jury and no long time available for contemplation.
There are a few sports that make up 99% of what we watch every day — like football, basketball, and baseball — but have you ever thought about the 1% of sports that will never be seen live on TV?