John K. asks: I heard that the NFL is tax-exempt. Why is this when they make billions every year? The NFL made over nine billion dollars this past year in gross revenue. That is over one billion dollars more than Major League Baseball, the next most profitable American professional sports league. The Jacksonville Jaguars, the [&hellip
Frenchman Just Fontaine holds the record for most World Cup goals in one tournament from 1958 when he scored an astonishing 13 goals. For reference, the top scorer in the history of the World Cup, Brazilian Ronaldo, scored a total of 15 times participating in four different World Cups.
Fact 849: From 1912 to 1948, art was an official Olympic event. Submissions had to be in the categories of architecture, literature, music, painting, or sculpture, and must in all cases be inspired by sports. The art works submitted also had to be original works never before seen publicly before being submitted to the Olympics. The art was then judged by a panel, with the winners being awarded medals the same as other Olympians. Art was removed from the Olympic games (as a judged event)…
There has always been a European team in the FIFA World Cup finals with the exceptions of the first World Cup, when Uruguay beat Argentina 4-2 in the final, and in the 1950 World Cup, when Uruguay won the trophy again, despite there being no official World Cup final match in that tournament. The winner was decided by a final round-robin group consisting of four teams, with the top teams being Uruguay and Brazil.