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A puzzle related to sports competitions, sports tables, sports records, or history of sports.

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My sports program

This is my daily sports program: First exercise: 1) Stand up 2) Got on your knees 3) Keep both arms on your body 4) Pause 5) Lean your body slightly to the left Second exercise: ...
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Bracket schedule

my friends and I are doing beer Olympics. There are 12 teams with 6 games. Each game has its own “bracket”. Essentially there will be 6 winners, 1 from each bracket or game. Those teams will then ...
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Gold, silver and bronze in the balance

Equivalent to finding three heaviest coins in order of weight, on a balance that holds one coin on each side. (Simplified, with some Wikipedia references corrected, from the original puzzle. The ...
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Unassisted triple play in baseball - how was it done? [closed]

In a baseball game the bases are loaded and there are no outs. One player put out three of the opposing players in one play without involving any of his team mates. How did he do it?
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Hoop Hype - A Basketball Puzzle

There are four basketball games tonight. Three sports writers predict winners in the morning paper. Bobby BouncePass picks: Clippers, Bulls, Warriors, and Cavs Donnie Dunks picks: Spurs, Thunder, ...
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Support the last one left

The enumerations of these four crossword clues are related: Naughty streamer even I watch. Justify the new mass rite. Not a grey cap on the board? Send up Queen's University. ...
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Animes love to use me

In chess and breath, They use me to death. Baseball, basketball, they like me too, Though not as much as those, who do Jiu Jitsu. From childrens games to mortal combat, I'm loved by all. ...
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Pin count isn't everything!

So Alice and Bob decide to go bowling. They play one round. By the end of the game, Alice and Bob have each managed to knock down the exact same number of pins in total. However, Alice won, because ...
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The Sports Riddle

--The Sports Riddle-- Rounded up, the acceleration of free fall is exactly _______ Multiply it by Pi, don't forget to round it down, otherwise the answer will never ______ Take away 8, ...
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How to make both batsmen centuries in cricket match?

This puzzle asked me to in the interview. In a Cricket match, Two batsmen are on 92(on strike) and 99 runs respectively. Three balls remaining and both batsmen make 100 and win the match. Note: ...
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FootChess 2: The Footening

A friend came to me with the following FootChess position, claiming that White had a way of forcing a win. I'll admit that I regarded the board with skepticism, but as time passed it began to seem ...
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Footchess: Aborted Corner

The ninetieth minute ticks off and we're into extra time. Black sets up for a corner to send the game to penalties, when White realizes that corners aren't actually a thing in this game and makes a ...
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Introducing: FootChess!

Imagine if your chess pieces got bored of their little war games, and decided to play something a bit different. The rules are like Chess except as follows: There is a Ball piece that starts in ...
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The City of '17

Excited, you turn on your TV, to find out who is the 'City of '17'. The screen shows the show presenter: 'Every year, a city or cities is or are named as the city of that year. Before announcing ...
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Rebuilding the Rio 2016 Olympics logo

This puzzle belongs to the puzzle series: hyper-modern art It is also an entry to the 13th fortnightly challenge You two friends are still venturing through the endless halls of the gallery of hyper-...
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Athletes at the Rio Olympics

This is an entry in the 13th Fortnightly Topic Challenge. The little country of Asrius finally made it into the Olympics game! Yay! CROWD CHEERING!!! Five competitors from this country (Martin Fuis,...
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These pictures are out of order, but how should they be?

These 4 sporty images are out of order. Can you figure out what they have in common and how they should be ordered?
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Free Tickets to Rio!

I got an email from one of my friends in Brazil today morning: "Free tickets to the Rio Olympics if you can solve all these! Good luck!!" Clues: $\longleftarrow 8\;\bar{\uparrow} $ $10 n=$ $...
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An Olympic Connecting Wall

In honor of Rio 2016, here’s a connecting wall about the Olympics! The 16 clues below can be sorted into four connected groups of 4. What are the groups and their connections? Text version: ...
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Desperate Housewives in Brazil

I've been a bit excited about the Olympic Games lately, so decided to make a simple teaser about them. Please excuse my poor drawing, that's the best I could do on my laptop. Five desperate ...
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Whaddaya mean “safety first”?

There was once a sport. A common one. Playing it invariably hurt you, quite bad. So, some clever-clogs decided to introduce health-promoting equipment. The 'safety' equipment actually caused more ...
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Where has Andre Murrall gone?

Renowned tennis player Andre Murrall seems to have left the tennis tournament he is currently playing in, Winbelldam. No one knows where he has gone except a taxi driver who claims he drove Murrall ...
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Countries mapped with materials

I came across this question a couple of years ago and found it a bit challenging back then. So I thought I will share it with you guys (hope it's not a duplicate): If United States = Concrete ...
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Where will Noah travel to next?

Noah was born in 1989. His parents loved a particular sport. At the following ages he traveled to the countries below with his parents to see a particular sporting event. At the age of 9, he ...
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Who won the world cup quarter-finals?

I hope this is OK to post as after one occurrence of below last year this has been noted in the media - but I haven't seen it written as a puzzle and think it is nice enough to ask. Mia was watching ...
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I am a violent storm.. Who am I?

I belong to the rider's heel. Someone might think of wrestling, but I am not from there. I am a violent storm. But above all I am a sportsperson.
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In the history of sports

I received this riddle and I don't have any other hints , can you solve it ? What does the following number represent in the history of sports? 26533500
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Story of our Glory

Story of X's Glory Let us tell you the Story of our Glory.$[\cdots (0)]$ We started according to the new Year. Manual on 'How to Win'.$[\cdots (1)]$ Everybody started exclaiming "X"$[\cdots (...
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Don't Misunderstand Me

Many claim my creation but I'm thousands of years old. You can meet me when music is played or during sports activities, actually you can meet me anywhere. Some use me to show ...
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They're all gonna laugh at you!

There are 11 ways to get to X. There is only one way to get to X+1. What is X, the ways to get to X, X+1, and the way to get to X+1? Hint: Hint 2:
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Three in a lock

In the 1980s, a German spy was assigned a mission to retrieve a set of important documents kept inside a British outpost. The spy knew that the documents were locked in a safe, which the password was ...
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Slumdog millionaire (10)

My Indian friend Jamal recently participated in the well-known TV quiz show Who wants to be a millionaire?. You might have heard or read about Jamal's spectacular success; the media reported on it ...
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Lionel Messi's soccer puzzle

Lionel Messi sentimentally remembers a small soccer tournament in which he participated many years ago. There were four teams in the tournamnent: Atleticolino, Barcelino, Chicorrotico and Diminuto. ...
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Karim Benzema's soccer puzzle

Karim Benzema likes to remember a small soccer tournament in which he participated many years ago. Karim remembers the following: There was a certain number $N$ of teams participating in the ...
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Cristiano Ronaldo's soccer puzzle

Yesterday evening, Cristiano Ronaldo looked into a newspaper and quickly detected the sports section. After fifteen minutes of reading and studying, Cristiano bitterly complained about the minimal ...