Number 10 actually refers to beans in Neapolitan bingo, but the truth is that ten means just one thing in Naples: Diego Armando Maradona.
Iran banned women from riding motorcycles on the roads. So they decided to go off-roading.
The only thing worse than having a dictatorial President is having a dictatorial President obsessed with chess and alien abductions.
La Canne is a French gentleman's combat sport that looks a lot like fencing, but with a walking stick.
The difficulty of perfect coordination -along with the mandate not to breathe, the ban on goggles, and the Jell-O-coiffures- makes synchronized swimming one of the greatest underdog sports of the Olympic Games.
In 1906 and 1912, the bar for athletic ability was so low that Olympic sharpshooters drew crowds by pretending to duel with giant dolls clothed in men's fancy dress.