Soccer Ball Fact

A soccer ball is made up of 32 leather panels, held together by 642 stitches.




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Ball Stitches

A baseball ball has exactly 108 stitches, a cricket ball has between 65 and 70 stitches.

Longest Tennis Match

The longest tennis match took place at Wimbledon 2010 when John Isner of the United States beat Nicolas Mahut of France 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), 70-68 in a match that lasted 11 hours and 5 minutes, played over 3 days, June 22, 23 and 24.

First Modern Olympic Games

The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece in 1896. There were 311 male but no female competitors.

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