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View Resource Lugnet: Global community of LEGO enthusiasts

"LUGNETâ„¢ unites LEGO fans worldwide through discussion groups, web pages, and services." It is "an independent site by fans, for fans" and not operated by the LEGO Company. Some highlights include an online crossword puzzle and a discussion forum that has apparently been called "the friendliest place on the Internet." Also available from this website are links to hundreds of other websites by LEGO...

https://www.lugnet.com/
View Resource Athens 2004 Olympic Games

The 2004 Olympic Summer Games may be several months away, but preparations have been going on for many months, and the city of Athens is looking forward to hosting its first official Olympic Games competition since 1896. As one might expect, the site's main page offers a veritable cornucopia of information on visiting Athens, accommodations, ticket information, and a special area designed for...

https://www.olympic.org/athens-2004
View Resource Ian's Shoelace Site

Many of us have fond memories of being young and learning how to do a number of basic tasks, such as learning how to ride a bicycle, or perhaps figuring out how to properly lace up our shoes. Taking a love of shoelace tying to a new level is this very comprehensive site developed and maintained by Ian Fieggen, a computer programmer, self-employed businessman, and lover of shoelaces. On this site,...

https://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/index.htm
View Resource Baseball Almanac

With several weeks of the 2004 major league baseball season now in the record books, it is high time to profile a site that may end more than a few fractious arguments held both at the ballpark and on the way home from nine innings of America's national sport. The Baseball Almanac is one such site, as it contains rather helpful information on the game, organized into a host of helpful areas such...

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/
View Resource Spalding Base Ball Guides, 1889-1939

Whether your favorite baseball team is at the top or the bottom of its division by this point in the season, sports fans (and cultural historians) alike will want to take a close look at this recent digital collection released from the American Memory project at the Library of Congress. The 35 Spalding Base Ball Guides available here were the brainchild of A.G. Spalding, the iconic baseball...

https://www.loc.gov/collections/spalding-base-ball-guides/ab...
View Resource Sumo: East and West

Often misrepresented outside of its home country, the physically intense sport of sumo is revered by the Japanese and is also a part of the Shinto religion. The sport and its changing traditions come under the documentary lens of filmmakers Ferne Pearlstein and Robert Edwards as they spent four years examining the sport for the Independent Lens series on PBS. Visitors to the site can learn about...

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/sumoeastandwest/#
View Resource Nutrition and Athletics

With the Olympic Games in full force, much of the world's attention is centered on the feats of athleticism occurring in Greece. This Report's Topic in Depth takes a closer look at the link between nutrition and athletics. The first site (1), from University of Illinois Extension, presents a multi-chapter piece on sports and nutrition by Professors Robert J. Reber and Donald K. Layman. The site...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ls/2004/0820
View Resource Two on Football Stadia

Purpose-built football stadia dominate their surroundings in many major urban areas around the United States, and on fall weekends they are often surrounded by legions of fans preparing for the upcoming gridiron contests. These two sites will allow distant (and not-so distant) visitors to learn about each of these "battlegrounds" through the use of photographs and brief expository pieces on the...

https://www.collegegridirons.com/
View Resource American Council on Exercise

Founded in 1985, the American Council on Fitness is largely known for operating as a fitness certification and education provider. Fortunately for the average person looking for helpful information about exercise materials, the Council website is a treasure trove of free resources on the subject. Not surprisingly, most of these materials are contained within the "Get Fit!" section of the site....

https://www.acefitness.org
View Resource Exploratorium: Sport Science

This Exploratorium website provides creative educational materials for introductory physics students and teachers. Users can learn about the science behind a homerun, find out how the physics of balance helps enthusiasts surf the waves, and discover the physics behind many other popular sports. The site is equipped with interviews, enticing images, and enthralling descriptions. Visitors can find...

https://www.exploratorium.edu/taxonomy/term/36/0
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