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Sportsfield activitiesTeens 13-18

10 Exciting Facts about Sports to Get Your Kids Interested

Sports are an important part of childhood development and can provide many physical and mental benefits that can help children grow and stay healthy. Participation in sports can also help develop social skills, confidence, and self-esteem. To get your 13 - 8-year-olds excited about playing sports, here are 10 facts about sports that will help pique their interest:

1. The world's oldest sport is wrestling, which dates back more than 15,000 years.

2. One of the most popular sports in the world is football (soccer), which is played in almost every country.
3. The longest-running professional sports league is Major League Baseball, which began in 1871.

4. Basketball was invented by James Naismith in 1891.

5. The fastest recorded speed of a baseball pitch is 105.1 mph.

6. The most expensive sports event ever held is the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which cost over $14 billion.

7. The longest winning streak in professional sports belongs to the New York Yankees, who won 26 consecutive games in 1927.

8. The Olympic Games have been around since 776 BC and are held every four years.

9. The world's oldest tennis tournament is Wimbledon, which began in 1877.

10. The most expensive sports car in the world is a Lamborghini Veneno, which costs over $4 million.

Kids of all ages can benefit from participating in sports, and these fun facts can help get them interested and motivated to get involved. Whether it's an Olympic sport, a professional one, or a recreational activity, sports can provide a great way to stay healthy and active.

Sportsfield activitiesTeens 13-18


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