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History of Wimbledon

The History of Wimbledon at the All England Lawn Tennis Club

History of Wimbledon Wimbledon is one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world today and the only grand slam still played on grass. But if you go back in history, it had a very humble and rather unremarkable beginning. It started as a minor sideshow in 1875 at the All England Croquet Club based at Worple Road, Wimbledon. The club was founded in 1868 at the height of a croquet craze. Over time, when lawn tennis superseded croquet, the club went through a few name changes and is today known as the All England Lawn Tennis Club. The person… Continue reading

Complete Your French Open Tennis Tour with These Paris Attractions

Are you planning to travel to attend the French Open Tennis tournament? Often referred to as Roland Garros, it is one of the premier clay court tennis championship events in the world and the second of four annual Grand Slam tournaments. The 2014 French Open will commence on Sunday May 25, 2014 and end on Sunday, June 8, 2014. Each day, the matches will be played from 11:00 AM local time and normally last 5 to 6 hours. Therefore, these two weeks will be a great time to visit Paris and see its world famous monuments and landmarks. If… Continue reading

Will You Be Watching the 2014 World Cup Soccer Final?

The World Cup soccer final is around the corner, and millions of soccer fans all over the world are eagerly waiting to tune in to watch how it plays out. Come June 12th, 32 of the best teams from as many nations will compete for the coveted World Cup and will have most of the top players sweating it out in the stadiums of Brazil.  This year’s tournament features 4 teams from Asia and Australia (AFC), 5 teams from Africa (CAF), 4 teams from North and Central America (CONCACAF), 6 teams from South America (CONMEBOL) and 13 teams from… Continue reading

2014 Ryder Cup: All About the Tournament at Gleneagles

The Ryder Cup is a men's golf competition held biennially between teams from the USA and Europe. Administered jointly by the PGA of America and the PGA European Tour, its venue is alternated between golf courses in Europe and USA. The 2014 Ryder Cup is going to be played out on the PGA Centenary Course at the Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland, about an hour's drive from Edinburgh, between the 23rd and 28th of September, 2014. The 2014 Ryder Cup is the 40th cup in the series since the first official matches took place in 1927. It is… Continue reading

5 Drivers to Watch at the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix

One of the greatest Formula One motor racing spectacles in the world, the Monaco Grand Prix (or Grand Prix de Monaco in French) is held annually on the Circuit de Monaco, a street circuit laid out on the streets of Monte Carlo and La Condamine in the tiny principality of Monaco. First held in 1929, it has come to be widely regarded as one of the most important and prestigious automobile races in the world. The 2014 Monaco Grand Prix will be held this year on May 25th, 2014. As the race is held on a narrow course, it is also considered a… Continue reading

Join Us in Portugal for the UEFA Champions League

One of the most prestigious soccer tournaments in the world, the UEFA Champions League is an annual continental club championship organized by the Union of European Football Associations. The Champions League, as it is popularly known, began in 1992 replacing the European Club which had run since 1955. It added a group stage to the competition and allowed multiple entrants from selected countries. The strongest national leagues can send up to four teams and the number is set to increase to five teams from 2015 onwards.… Learn… Continue reading

10 Awesome Facts About the 2014 World Cup

Millions of people around the world are eagerly waiting for the 2014 World Cup which is quickly approaching on June 12 to July 13, 2014. Weeks before the first kick off, hundreds of thousands of diehard soccer fans from all over the world will begin congregating in Brazil to witness the greatest sporting show on earth first hand and also to become a part of the multimillion dollar extravaganza. As with every World Cup before it, this year’s World Cup is also certain to produce many amazing moments that will be become the stuff of legends.… Continue reading

Live Like a Local: 5 Authentic Things to Do in Brazil During the World Cup

World-famous for soccer stars, samba music, and supermodels, Brazil has always been known as an exotic destination with unique venues. The upcoming World Cup makes Brazil even more appealing and opens the doors to new ways of exploring this incredibly vast and blessed territory. With 90% of the country in the tropical region, the vast majority of the population lives on the seaside and highlands areas where the temperatures are moderate, and also where the World Cup will be held. Below is a list of the most enticing things to do in Brazil… Continue reading

Looking Forward to the 2016 and 2018 Games

The thrills and excitement already delivered by the Sochi Winter Games has millions of people around the world looking forward to even more action at the next Games. There is nothing quite like the competition at the games. Throughout the world sports-lovers, and even those who don't normally take an interest in sport, swell with pride cheering on athletes whose names are sometimes unknown to them until just days before. We jump for joy when our country captures gold and feel the crushing blow when medal dreams are not realized by our fellow… Continue reading

7 Liverpool Attractions You MUST See at the 2014 British Open

The 2014 British Open will be held in Liverpool, the City of Pop known for its prolific artists that have produced more number one hits than anywhere on earth. Located in the north of England, the city of Liverpool sits on the River Mersey and is the fourth largest city in the country. Once an impressive port, Liverpool is also known for its friendly and hospitable residents and their fabulous sense of humor. However, it was The Beatles that brought fame to the city of Liverpool. Here, you can see historic Beatles sites like Penny Lane,… Continue reading

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