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Panama Lewis

Carlos Panama Lewis is an American boxing trainer. He was convicted of tampering with the gloves of Luis Resto in the Resto vs "Irish" Billy Collins fight of 1983, which subsequently led to the end of Collins boxing career. Collins suffered from ...

                                               

Maccabiah bridge collapse

The Maccabiah bridge collapse was the catastrophic failure of a pedestrian bridge over the Yarkon River in Tel Aviv, Israel on July 14, 1997. The collapse of the temporary metal and wooden structure killed four and injured 60 Australian athletes ...

                                               

Larry Nassar

Lawrence Gerard Nassar is a convicted American serial child molester, who was a former USA Gymnastics national team doctor and osteopathic physician at Michigan State University. Nassars cumulative sexual assault crimes were the basis of the USA ...

                                               

Native American mascot controversy

The use of terms and images referring to Native Americans and First Nations as the name or mascot for a sports team is a topic of public controversy in the United States and Canada. Since the 1960s, as part of the indigenous civil rights movement ...

                                               

NCAA Native American mascot decision

In 2005 the National Collegiate Athletic Association distributed a "self evaluation" to its member institutions for teams to examine the use of potentially offensive imagery with their mascot choice. This examination was done in accordance with N ...

                                               

New Orleans Saints bounty scandal

The New Orleans Saints bounty scandal, widely dubbed Bountygate," was an incident in which members of the New Orleans Saints team of the National Football League were accused of paying out bonuses, or "bounties", for injuring opposing team player ...

                                               

Poseur

A poseur is someone who poses for effect, or behaves affectedly, who affects a particular attitude, character or manner to impress others, or who pretends to belong to a particular group. A poseur may be a person who pretends to be what he or she ...

                                               

Race and sports

Issues related to race and sports have been examined by scholars for a long time. Among these issues are racial discrimination in sports as well as the observation that there are overrepresentations and underrepresentations of different races in ...

                                               

Racial issues faced by black quarterbacks

In gridiron football and its variants, American football and Canadian football, the quarterback position is often considered the most important on the team. While there have been a growing number of players of African or minority descent througho ...

                                               

Umakant Sharma

Umakant Sharma is an Indian chess player who in 2006 was banned from playing competitive chess for ten years. Umakant was caught cheating during the Subroto Mukerjee tournament in India in which he was rated as the top seed.

                                               

Sports teams named Redskins

Sports teams named Redskins are part of the larger Native American mascot controversy regarding the use of Native American names, images and symbols by non-native sports teams. Teams of this name have received particular public attention due to t ...

                                               

Controversies in professional sumo

Due to the hierarchical structure of the sport, where top ranked wrestlers have great advantages in salary and status over lower ranked wrestlers, speculation about the existence of match-fixing and isolated reports of match fixing have surfaced ...

                                               

Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show controversy

The halftime show at Super Bowl XXXVIII, which was broadcast live on February 1, 2004 from Houston, Texas on the CBS television network, is notable for a moment in which Janet Jacksons breast – adorned with a nipple shield – was exposed by Justin ...

                                               

Technology doping

Technology doping is the practice of gaining a competitive advantage using sports equipment. The World Anti-Doping Agency considers prohibiting technologies if they are "performance-enhancing" or "being against the spirit of the sport". In 2006, ...

                                               

Pacers–Pistons brawl

The Pacers–Pistons brawl, known colloquially as the Malice at the Palace, was an altercation that occurred in a National Basketball Association game between the Indiana Pacers and the defending champion Detroit Pistons on November 19, 2004, at Th ...

                                               

Ian Thorpe false start controversy

In late March 2004, at the Australian Championships in Sydney, Ian Thorpe lined up in the heats of the 400 m freestyle, but overbalanced whilst on the blocks and fell into the water, resulting in his disqualification.

                                               

U.S. national anthem protests

Protests during the playing of the United States national anthem have had many causes, including civil rights, anti-conscription and anti-war, anti-nationalism, and religious reservations. "The Star-Spangled Banner" was adopted as the official na ...

                                               

U.S. national anthem protests (2016–present)

Since August 2016, some American athletes have protested against police brutality and racism by kneeling on one knee during the U.S. national anthem. Since 2017, many players also began protesting against President Donald Trumps criticisms of tho ...

                                               

USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal

The USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal relates to the sexual abuse of female athletes - primarily minors at the time of the incidents - over two decades in the United States, starting in the late 1990s. More than 368 persons alleged that they were ...

                                               

Femke Van den Driessche

Femke Van den Driessche is a Belgian former cyclo-cross cyclist, mountainbiker and road racing cyclist. As a junior, she became national cyclo-cross champion in 2011 and mountain bike champion in 2013. In 2015, Van den Driessche won the European ...

                                               

Violence in sports

Violence in sports usually refers to violent and often unnecessarily harmful intentional physical acts committed during, or motivated by, a sports game, often in relation to contact sports such as American football, ice hockey, rugby football, la ...

                                               

Wheelmen

Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever is a non-fiction book about American cycling and Lance Armstrong, as well as his teammates including Floyd Landis. The book was released in the U.S. and Canada ...

                                               

1998 World Cup terror plot

From March to May 1998, a terror plot against the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France was uncovered by European law enforcement. More than 100 people were arrested in seven countries as a result of the plot. Organised by the Algerian Armed Islamic Grou ...

                                               

2022 FIFA World Cup controversies

The awarding of the 2022 FIFA World Cup to Qatar created a number of concerns and controversies regarding both Qatars suitability as a host country and the fairness of the Federation Internationale de Football Association bidding process. Critici ...

                                               

List of 2006 FIFA World Cup controversies

The 2006 FIFA World Cup generated various controversies, including onfield disputes, critiques of official decisions, and team salary issues. Most centered on specific refereeing decisions, which led many of the worlds media to claim that the ref ...

                                               

Criticism of NASCAR

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing is the sanctioning body for the NASCAR Cup Series, the Xfinity Series and the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. NASCAR also administers a number of regional racing series, including the Whelen M ...

                                               

Footballism

Footballism is an Iranian, Persian language, popular weekly television program broadcast by Channel 3 in Iran. The host of the program is Amirali Nabavian. The main subject of the program is the criticism of the sociopolitical aspects of football.

                                               

High-altitude football controversy

The high-altitude football controversy arose in May 2007 when FIFA introduced a temporary ban on international matches at more than 2.500 metres above sea level, citing concerns about players health and the "unfair" advantage to acclimatised home ...

                                               

List of 2010 FIFA World Cup controversies

In the second leg of the qualification play-off match between France and the Republic of Ireland on 18 November 2009, French captain Thierry Henry, unseen by the referee and other match officials, illegally handled the ball twice in the lead up t ...

                                               

List of 2014 FIFA World Cup controversies

The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil generated various controversies, including demonstrations, some of which took place even before the tournament started. Most centred on officiating, with referees coming under criticism for their performances. Fu ...

                                               

List of 2018 FIFA World Cup controversies

As with the 2014 Winter Olympics, the choice of Russia as host of the 2018 FIFA World Cup had been challenged. Controversial issues have included the level of racism in Russian football and the discrimination against LGBT people in wider Russian ...

                                               

Match-fixing in English football

From 1893–1898, a form of play-offs known as test matches were used to decide promotion and relegation between the two divisions of the Football League. Initially they were direct ties between two teams, but from 1896 a round-robin format was use ...

                                               

Navad

Navad was an Iranian, Persian language, popular weekly television programme broadcast by Channel 3 in Iran and hosted by Adel Ferdosipour. The program focused on the football matches played in the Persian Gulf Pro League every week. Every episode ...

                                               

American football card

An American football card is a type of collectible trading card typically printed on paper stock or card stock that features one or more American football players or other related sports figures. These cards are most often found in the United Sta ...

                                               

Anti-jock movement

The anti-jock movement is a loosely organized cyber-movement consisting of similarly themed websites, whose goal is to challenge the perceived cultural dominance of institutionalized competitive sports and to raise issues of the perceived detrime ...

                                               

Association football trading card

An association football trading card is a type of trading card relating to association football, usually printed on cardboard, silk, or plastic. These cards feature one or more players, clubs, stadiums, or trophies. Football cards are most often ...

                                               

Athletes for a Cure

Athletes for a Cure is a fundraising and awareness program of the Prostate Cancer Foundation. The organization assists athletes in their quest to raise money for better treatments and a cure for prostate cancer. Athletes for a Cure was founded in ...

                                               

Bad call

A bad call is an informal term used in sports to describe a referee decision, or "call", that is incorrect or perceived to be incorrect. Bad calls have been associated with all sports involving referees or judges. A bad call is made by a game ref ...

                                               

Caffeine use for sport

Caffeine use for athletes is a worldwide known and tested idea. Many athletes use caffeine as a legal performance enhancer, as the benefits it provides, both physically and cognitively outweigh the disadvantages. The benefits caffeine provides in ...

                                               

Cheerleading

Cheerleading is an activity in which the participants cheer for their team as a form of encouragement. It can range from chanting slogans to intense physical activity. It can be performed to motivate sports teams, to entertain the audience, for c ...

                                               

Circadian advantage

A circadian advantage is an advantage gained when an organisms biological cycles are in tune with its surroundings. It is not a well studied phenomenon, but it is known to occur in certain types of cyanobacteria, whose endogenous cycles, or circa ...

                                               

List of sports clubs inspired by others

This is a list of sports clubs that were created or altered out of inspiration from a visiting team or from a member of the club requesting a change of first name or strip because they were inspired by another club through their performances or c ...

                                               

Contraflow lane reversal

Contraflow lane reversal is the altering of the normal flow of traffic, typically on a controlled-access highway, to either aid in an emergency evacuation or, as part of routine maintenance activities, to facilitate widening or reconstruction of ...

                                               

Country club

A country club is a privately owned club, often with a membership quota and admittance by invitation or sponsorship, that generally offers both a variety of recreational sports and facilities for dining and entertaining. Typical athletic offering ...

                                               

Curtain call

A curtain call occurs at the end of a performance when individuals return to the stage to be recognized by the audience for their performance. In musical theatre, the performers typically recognize the orchestra and its conductor at the end of th ...

                                               

Gaper Day

Gaper Day is a mountain tradition that takes place in ski resorts across North America. It is the day when locals can dress in the most ridiculous outfits and pretend to be like their gaper counterparts. Their getup can range from no or very limi ...

                                               

Gatorade shower

The Gatorade shower, also known as the Gatorade dunk or the Gatorade bath, is a sports tradition that involves players surreptitiously dumping a cooler full of liquid over the head of their coach following a meaningful win, such as the Super Bowl ...

                                               

Globalization of sports

Globalization of sports refers to the process of expansion of the idea of sport across the world and phenomena is how that are associated with it.The field of sports in the 20th-21st century was influenced by the process of globalization.Globaliz ...

                                               

Goal celebration

In sports, a goal celebration is the practice of celebrating the scoring of a goal. The celebration is normally performed by the goalscorer, and may involve their teammates, the manager or coaching staff or the supporters of the team. Whilst refe ...

                                               

Groundhopping

Groundhopping is a hobby that involves attending matches at as many different stadiums or grounds as possible. Participants are known as groundhoppers, hoppers or travellers. Largely a football-related pastime, groundhopping probably found its or ...