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Top 10 Best Board Games of All time

In this era of modern technology, the kids and teenagers are fascinated to play more realistic computer games. They are somehow crazy with “Halo”, “Call of Duty”, “Fallout”, “Warcraft” and many more. But, all these ultra realistic games didn’t arise overnight. There is a long story behind this advancement and we have to look back at where they all came from. 10 years from now, the young generation used to spend most of the time with surface or board games, which are based on strategy and pure luck, or sometimes combination of both. All these board games have survived the test of time. The best board games of all time are even being converted into video games version.

Some of the popular board games are so ancient, Backgammon has been played since 3000 BC. The board games are still very much popular worldwide. The games are capable to develop skill and wisdom. They are great recreational media too. So, let’s have a glimpse of top 10 best board games of all time.

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Top 10 best board games of all time

10. Risk

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Risk is playing at Amsterdam street———image credit: Wikimedia/Jorge Royan

Probably we have all played the computer games called Age of Empires or Age of Kings. Risk is the father of all those strategic war games. The game was invented by a French movie director named Albert Lamorisse, in 1957. In order to play the game, you have to be tactful, strategic and mentally cool. Risk is played on a board in which the planet earth was divided into 42 territories in six continents. The game is progressed aiming to occupy as many territories as possible through rolling a dice. Players can built up armies, strengthen their borders and control entire continent to get bonuses. Whoever grabs the most territories, will be the ruler of the earth, the winner of the game. 2-6 players can participate in this game. The game is in the market with the name of “Risk: The Game of Global Domination”, which is published by Hasbro and Winning Moves Games.

9. Pictionary

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Pictionary board games——-image credit: Wikimedia/François Haffner

Pictionary is a popular board game which involves players guessing specific words based on the drawings made by their teammates. The game was invented by Robert Angel and graphics of the board were designed by Gary Everson. Pictionary first published in 1985 under the name of Angel Games Inc. The game requires skills of drawing, image recognition and rich knowledge in vocabulary. Four or more players can participate in this game. The game board is formed by sequence of squares. Each square box has a letter or a shape to identify the picture to be drawn by the partner. The aim is to reach the last space of the board first. Pictionary stands at no. 9 in our list of top 10 best board games of all time.

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8. Trivial Pursuit

Trivial Pursuit is among the best seller board games in the world. The game was developed in 1979 in Montreal, Quebec by two Canadian journalists, Chris Haney and Scott Abbott. Both of them were extremely knowledgeable and decided to create a game out of it. In order to create Trivial Pursuit, they also enlisted the help of Ed Werner and John Haney. The game is based on player’s ability to answer general knowledge and popular culture based questions.

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Trivial Pursuit board————image credit: Wikimedia/Gaetan Lee

The target of Trivial Pursuit is to move around the board by answering correct trivial questions.  The questions are categorized into six groups, Entertainment (pink), Geography (blue), History (yellow), Arts and Literature (Purple), Science and Nature ( Green) and Sports and Leisure ( orange). The game peaked it’s extreme popularity in 1984 in United States. In the first year, the game was sold over 20 million copies. Later Hasbro brought the Trivial Pursuit rights in 2008 for $80 million. In 1993, Trivial Pursuit was inducted in the “Games Hall of Fame” and still one of the top board games in the world.

7. Othello

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Othello board———-image credit: Wikimedia/Paul_012

Othello is a strategic board game which requires two players and an 8×8 uncheckered board. The game is played with sixty-four round discs which are light on one side and dark on the other side. Players take part in the game by assigning a color of the discs. The game is also known as “Reversi”. In this game, the players tries to turn his opponent’s disc color into his own color. Whoever has the most discs of his color by the time of last available square, will be the winner. The game was invented in 1883 by either of these two Englishmen, Lewis Waterman or John Mollett. World Othello Championship has been held since 1977 and Japan’s Yusuke Takanashi is the current Othello champion. Othello stands at no 7 in our list of top 10 best board games of all time.

6. Clue

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Cluedo game board———–image credit: Wikimedia/TGabou

At the number 6 position of our list of top 10 best board games of all time is Clue. The game is also known as “Cluedo”. The game requires a lot of deductive reasoning skills. Clue was invented by Anthony E. Pratt in 1949 in Leeds, England. Cluedo is marketed as a classic Detective game with several versions of spinoffs. 2 to 6 players can play this game. Players move around the clue board and find out weapons and identity used in killing of Mr. Boddy. Thus the players accumulate information and the game progresses . By blocking the entrance of a room, one can prevent his opponent to enter a desired room and make a suggestion. The game has several versions now and Hasbro is now the publisher of clue under the name of “Cluedo: The classic mystery game”.

5. Monopoly

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monopoly playing board———–image credit: Wikipedia/Horst Frank

The current version of Monopoly was first introduced in 1943 by Parker Brothers. The game originated back in 1903 as a way to demonstrate that wealth creation is the root of happiness. The game also promoted the economic theory of Henry George and focused on women’s right that time in United States. Monopoly is is regarded as one of the best board games of all time in the world. the game is licensed over 103 countries of the world. it requires resource management skills and strategic mentality to play monopoly. The monopoly players try to buy as many properties as they can by their fake money. They can also develop their properties with hotels and houses. The wealthy players also rent money from his opponents. The players whose end up bankrupt, are out of the game. Now a days, Hasbro sells the Deluxe edition of monopoly.

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4. Scrabble

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Scrabble board———–image credit: Wikimedia/thebarrowboy

Scrabble was designed by Alfred Mosher Butts in 1938 and published by James Brunot. Two or four players score points by placing tiles that bear a single letter across a board either in left to right or downward fashion to form a word. The scrabble words are verified in an official scrabble players dictionary. Scrabble is sold over 121 countries throughout the world and roughly one-third Americans and half of the British families own a scrabble set. The scrabble board has been sold by Hasbro’s Parker’s Brothers division since 1999. The scrabble players should require enriched vocabulary skill to play this game.

3. Backgammon

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Backgammon board———image credit: Pixabay/succo

Backgammon is considered as the oldest board games in the world. The proof of backgammon was found in the excavations of Shahr-e Sukhteh, Iran, which is aged over 3000 BC. Backgammon is a combination of strategy and probability, which involves a lot of tactics. The game is played with a pair of dice. The player can move his pieces by throwing the dices on the board. One must have to move the pieces judiciously which is very important to anticipate the counter moves. The aim is to remove all of one’s own checkers from the board before the opponent does. The victory is awarded to the player with certain number of points. Now, in this modern era, backgammon software has been developed which is capable to beat world-class human players.

 2. Checkers

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Checkers board———image credit: Wikimedia/Jud McCranie

Checkers is also one of the oldest board games, which have been around since 3000 BC. The game was mentioned in ancient Greece, notably by the likes of Homer and Plato. The game is also known as “Draughts”. Checkers require two players and they are only allowed to make diagonal moves. The aim is to capture the opponent’s pieces by jumping over them. Checkers have multiple variations. Some are played on 10×10, while American checkers are played on 8×8 board. The English draught world championship has been held since 1840. Most recently, Italy became the winner of world championship. Checkers is at no. 2 position in our list of top 10 best board games of all time.

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1. Chess

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Chess board and pieces———–image credit: Pixabay/PublicDomainPictures

Chess is the most popular board games in the world. Its root was found in India back in the sixth century. It a two-player game, played on a chessboard checkered with 64 squares in an 8×8 grid. The player begins the game with 16 pieces, one king, one queen, two rooks, two bishops, two knights and eight pawns. Each pieces have different power and different moves. The aim is to checkmate the opponent’s king. The game may also result in a draw in some situations. Chess is recognized by the International Olympic committee. The chess world championship has been controlled by FIDE. Norwegian Magnus Carlsen is the current world champion of chess.

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Top 10 Most Popular Video Games in 2016

Children of this era of technology spend most of their times playing video games. It has become generation’s hobby to stay online and play virtual games in their leisure. Playing video games has many positive and negative sides which we can not avoid. However, as we will focus on most popular video games in 2016, it will be better to put the demerits beside. Studies have shown that, the young video-gamers can think quickly and make fast analysis and decision. Defense newspapers in United States also published that the Army includes video games to train soldiers in order to improve combat skills. Even the first person shooting games are documented to sharpen memory to some extent.

Our latest article focuses on the list of most popular video games in 2016. All these games are different in flavor and nature and different kind of tactics are needed to play these games. The games are user friendly indeed. Even people at any age can try these at any time. So, let’s have a glimpse of top played video games in 2016.

Top 10 Most Popular Video Games in 2016

10. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft———–image credit: www.youtube.com/DaneK

It is a popular online collectible card game.  Blizzard entertainment developed and published the game in 11 March, 2014. The game also supports iOS and Android devices worldwide. It is basically a turn-based card game between two opponents. They play with a deck of 30 cards along with a selected hero. Players can cast spell and summon minions to attack the opponents. The game was reviewed as one of the most popular video games and also proved successful. Hearthstone also won the prize of best mobile game in 2014. The game also nominated for the eSports Game of the Year award in 2015. The game is very easy to play for it’s elegant simplicity of rules.

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9. World of Tanks

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World of Tanks———-image credit: Wikimedia/ Piotr Drabik

World of Tanks is a multi-player game. It is very popular online games among the young guns. World of Tanks was developed by Belarusian-Cyproit company and launched in 2013. In this game, the player has to control an armed vehicle, a tank of his choice. Player can regulate vehicle’s movement and firing and also communicate with other players. The aim is to destroy all the opponent vehicles or to capture a base present in some specific game mode. World of Tanks holds the Guinness world record as the most played online video games on one MOG server. In 2013, the game earned over $372 million and ranked as the 4th highest amongst online games revenues. World of Tanks stands at no. 9 in our list of top 10 most popular video games in 2016.

8. Minecraft

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Minecraft——–image credit: Flickr/BagoGames

Minecraft is a sandbox independent online video game. The game was originally created by a Swedish programmer named Markus Persson. Later, Minecraft was developed and published by Mojang in 18 November, 2011. In this game, players have to construct buildings out of textured cubes. Minecraft also includes exploration, resource gathering, crafting and combat. Minecraft achieved the status of being the 3rd best-selling video games in 2015. The game is suitable for different platforms like Microsoft windows, iOS, Android, Xbox etc. Minecraft is equally popular at facebook and youtube. However, Microsoft announced to buy Mojang along with Minecraft intellectual properties. The deal was completed in 6 November 2014.

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7. Battlefield 4

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Battlefield 4—–image credit: www.youtube.com/Solid Oldschool Gaming

Battlefield 4 is a first person shooting game. The game was published by Electronic Arts in October 29, 2013 as a sequence of Battlefield 3. The game is very popular for its multiplayer mode, graphics and gameplay. Battlefield 4 features heads up-display (HUD) including mini map, navigation compass, kill notification of all the players. Players can use weapons with different firing modes. Afterall, Battlefield 4 is a great hit album of DICE’s multiplayer legacy. The game is ranked at no. 7 in our list of top 10 most popular video games in 2016. Battlefield 4 is a commercial success for EA sports, selling over 7 million copies all over the world.

6. Smite

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Smite——–image credit: www.youtube.com/R7 260X VS Next Gen Games

Smite is an action Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) video game released for the Microsoft windows in March 25, 2014. American popular video game industry, Hi-Rez studio developed Smite with unreal engine 3. Players appear as a God and other mythical figures and involve in an arena combat. The game also features different game modes. Players are divided into two teams with five players in each. It’s a very exciting online game to play. The world Smite championship was held in Atlanta in January 2016, where total prize money of $1 million was awarded to the winning team.

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5. Diablo III

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Diablo III—–image credit: www.youtube.com/SynGates Mohito

Diablo III is an action-role playing online video game which was developed and published by Blizzard entertainment in 2012. In this game, the players can choose one of six character classes and the aim is to defeat the lord of terror, Diablo. The game holds the record of being the fastest-selling PC games  (3.5 million copies in 1st 24 hours) in 2012. Diablo III offers a vastly superior way to handle character abilities. The game is very user friendly for the gamers. So far, Blizzard has sold over 30 million copies of Diablo III and is still going smoothly.

4. Counter-strike: Global Offensive

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Counter-strike Global Offensive——–image credit: www.youtube.com/JimmiNs Official

It is the fourth edition of Counter-strike franchise. The online first-person shooting game, CS:GO was developed by Hidden Path entertainment and Valve corp. The target of the game is to complete objectives or eliminate the enemy team. Players can purchase weapons and upgrade them at the beginning of every round. Completing objectives or missions allow player to earn money, while negative actions like killing teammates or hostages take money away. The classical maps on the screen is a smart adjustment with minor details. It took the no. 4 spot in our list of most popular video games in 2016. Counter strike: Global Offensive has won the award of  eSports Game of the Year in 2015.

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3. Dota 2

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Dota 2 is the another popular video games developed by Valve Corporation. The game was released in 2013 as a multi-player online video game. Dota 2 is one of the most actively playing games on the internet. The game is specially developed for Microsoft, iOS and Linux. The players are divided into two teams, with five players each. The aim is to destroy opponent’s ancient buildings and army. It is a supreme form of multiplayer game, which utilizes most advanced Source 2 engine. Dota 2 has achieved the best electronic sports title in 2012. The game is vastly popular in the world.

2. World of Warcraft

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World of Warcraft——-image credit: www.youtube.com/Capitemflam !

World of Warcraft is an another Blizzard entertainment presentation, which was created in 2004. It is a massively multiplayer online game and fourth released game of Warcraft series. The players control a character avatar in a third or first-person view. The aim is to explore landscape, fighting monsters and complete various quests. Players can also create new character as the game progresses. In this edition, the player can recover and return to combat after death quickly. The gameplay of World of Warcraft attracts players of all level of interests. It is the best selling PC games in 2005 and 2006. World of Warcraft is currently the most subscribed online game (over 5.5 million) in 2015 and the Guinness book of world records acknowledged it indeed.

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1. League of Legends

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League of Legends——–image credit: Flickr/downloadsource.fr

League of Legends is at number 1 spot in our list of top 10 most popular video games in 2016. It’s a free to play multi-player online game based on strategy and tactics. The game was developed and published by Riot games and released in October 27, 2009. The players appear as an unseen summoner that controls a champion with unique abilities and battle against the opponents. it is basically a third-person multiplayer game with three different game modes.

The game was generally well accepted by the world at its release and soon became the most played online game worldwide. League of legends won the prestigious Golden Joystick award in 2010 and 2011. Every year, the Riot games arranges League of legends championships with a huge prize money of $1 million to the winners.

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Top 10 Hottest Female UFC Fighters 2016


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The Ultimate Fighting Championship is the dream place for hundreds of well-fitted athletes. The UFC authority has introduced women’s division just a few years back. It has become the biggest stage to perform and show the boldness of female UFC fighters. They are equally beautiful and highly disciplined in the act of fighting. They share the same stage as men and fight ferociously to put their dominance. The female UFC fighters are gorgeous enough to captivate us. They are tough and fare, beasts and beauties. In this modern era of sports, women are equally participating in all kinds of sports those were dominated by males once and UFC is one of them.

We’ll bring you a short list of top 10 hottest female UFC fighters in 2016. So, let’s scroll down and find out who is the hottest female wrestler of them all. The popular female UFC fighter, Ronda Rousey is obviously in our list along with Miesha Tate and Sarah Kaufman. We enlisted them in a serial in our list. You can rearrange them as your choice in the comment box below.

Top 10 Hottest Female UFC Fighters 2016

10. Paige Vanzant

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Paige Vanzant—–image credit: youtube.com/Fightland

The American mixed martial art champion and female UFC fighter, Paige Vanzant is a popular face in the ultimate fighting. She is competing at UFC since 2012 and currently ranks at no. 8 in the UFC Strawweight division. The 5’4’’ sensation is also a celebrity who will compete on season 22 of Dancing with the Stars. She also appeared in a mob commercial for Bissell at her early years. Paige has also modeled with famous sports brand Nike and Columbia Sportsware company.

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9. Raquel Pennington

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Raquel Pennington—–image credit: https://www.youtube.com/MMA Fight – Official

The Colorado girl, Raquel Pennington is a born-boxer. She started training advanced martial arts at the age of 19 and entered the UFC in 2009. She competes in women’s bantamweight division. Raquel is a Mexican decent and well-known for her glamorous appearance. She has got a unique and attractive look with appealing attitude. She stands at no. 9 in our list of top 10 hottest female UFC fighters 2016. She is a very devoted boxer who fights with passion.

8. Sarah Kaufman

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Sarah Kaufman at the right———image credit: https://www.youtube.com/health & fitness

30-year old, Sarah Kaufman competes at the Bantamweight division of UFC. She is Canadian in origin. Sarah is active in the Ultimate fighting since 2006. She is a great achiever in the ultimate fighting. Being the first Strikeforce Women’s bantamweight Champion was one of her achievements. Kaufman obtained purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. She is the first ever female to compete at the MMA fight in the promotion history.  She is an stunning beauty with many fighting experiences at UFC. She is also considered as one of the best female UFC fighters.

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7. Milana Dudieva

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Milana Dudieva———–image credit: https://www.youtube.com/ufcespanol

The Ossetian born, Russian female martial artist, Milana Dudieva is one of the hottest female UFC fighters in our list and stands at no. 7. The 5’5’’ Milana is a bantamweight division competitor at UFC. She is a true fighter in nature and can show limitless aggressiveness at the ring. Besides her tough nature, she is also a symbol of Russian glamour among her fans. She has been fighting at UFC since 2009.

6. Holly Holm

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Holly Holm———–image credit: Wikimedia Commons/Mike Jackson

The former professional boxer and kickboxer, Holly Holm is an efficient competitor at Ultimate fighting championship. She competes at the bantamweight division and achieved many success. She attained the bantamweight championship by defeating Ronda Rousey in Melbourne. Holly Holm is an adorable athlete and fights with passion and determination. She is best known for her punching combinations in which she attacks head with a left high kick. Holly was one of the few to be profiled in the publication women boxers: The new Warriors.

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5. Julianna Pena

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Julianna Pena———-image credit: Wikimedia Commons/right center

Pena is an another United States female UFC fighter who game tough time to her opponents. She is the first to win the title of Ultimate fighter and currently she is ranking at no. 5 in UFC bantamweight division. Julianna Pena is one of the most attractive female fighter with alluring beauty. She was featured in a martial-art documentary named Fight life, which was released in 2013. Pena grabbed 7 wins and only 2 losses in her UFC career. She ranks at no. 5 in the list o top 10 hottest female UFC fighters 2016.

4. Jessica Eye

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jessica eye——image credit: Wikimedia Commons/Trixotoulis

Jessica Eye is one of the best strikers in the women’s division of UFC. She has been fighting in the UFC competition since 2008 and so far she proved to be a very successful female UFC fighter. The agile striker is largely recognized for her exceptional hand speed and varieties of strikes. She uses almost all her body parts in fighting. Jessica Eye is a complete athlete with mesmerizing beauty. She has got an amazing fitness. Eye was featured in a cover of Cleveland based magazine “Pressure life”.

3. Alexis Davis

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alexis davis———-image credit: https://www.youtube.com/MMAWeekly.com

The Canadian open grappling champion, Alexis Davis is one of the influential female UFC fighters in 2016. She ranks at no. 3 in world bantamweight championship. She made her mixed martial art debut in 2007. Alexis is a very dedicated fighter who fights with passion. The UFC title challenger is now out of ring after announcing her pregnancy. However, she is planning to come back to the octagon at the  end of this year.

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2. Miesha Tate

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Miesha Tate———–image credit: Wikimedia/J_Dacanay

Miesha Tate may not be the best, but still she is the most beautiful woman in Ultimate fighting competition. She started her career in 2007 and achieved many success. Tate is best known for her ground based fighting skills. While standing Tate uses left jabs and left hooks. She is an amazing fighter and an stunning beauty. Miesha Tate is a playable character in the EA Sports Video games. She gained numerous sponsor deals with NASCAR and Budweiser. In 2013, Miesha Tate was featured on the cover of ‘Fitness Gurls’ magazine and labeled as the most beautiful woman in MMA.

1. Ronda Rousey

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Ronda Rousey———-image credit: https://www.youtube.com/Patife

Here we are, the no. 1 in our list is Ronda Rousey, the former UFC bantamweight champion. She is a dominating female UFC fighter with a widespread popularity. Ronda is also the highest paid among the female UFC fighters in 2016. With an increasing popularity, Ronda Rousey has become the 3rd most searched person on Google. She has been featured in many Hollywood films such as The Expandable 3, Furious 7 and Entourage. Her bold nude appearance was featured on the cover of ESPN’s body issue in 2012. She has got a sizzling hot body configuration, which is combined best with agility. Ronda Rousey is the most hottest female UFC fighter in our list and she will be there for many years undoubtedly.

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Top 10 Best Poker Players of All time

Poker is a popular game of entertainment around the world. Poker loving people frequently ask the question “who is the best poker player of all time?” The topic is based on this question. The best poker players can’t be  estimated by their strength, stamina or speed of even fitness. It is no other than their wit and power of making decision. Poker is a game of brain and one has to be steady in every step of this game. Poker players create enormous thrill and earn a huge amount of money by winning the table. Today, Sportyghost brings you a list of top 10 best poker players of all time.

For making the list, our team have considered the skill of poker players as well as their reputation, bankroll management and amount of money won. After all, the list of top 10 best poker players will introduce to you the world class poker players and their fame. So, let’s not waste time.

Top 10 Best Poker Players of All time

10. Patrik Antonius

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Patrik Antonius————image credit: Flickr/Supl0v Poker

Patrik Antonius is a dominant poker player in every sense of the word. His comparison with Phil Ivey, put him at a new level in the poker world. As far as the online poker game is concern, Patrik Antonius has gathered millions of dollars there. He is one of the most consistent poker players and has the potential to compete with the best players around the world. he can reign the future poker world, if he maintains his consistency in full throttle.

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9. Jennifer Harman

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Jennifer Harman————image credit: Wikimedia/Photo by flipchip / LasVegasVegas.com

Jennifer Harman may be the only female poker player in this list, but she has achieved a lot in her poker career. She has been keeping the poker table hot since her early 20s and soon became a sensation defeating big heads in poker. She has got an unique skill to manipulate the game in her way and thus makes a lot of money. She ranks at no. 9 in our list of top 10 best poker players of all time. Her legacy would not end here though. She will definitely progress herself to a higher level.

8. Stu Ungar

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Stu Ungar, a true living legend of poker, is a heroic character in the poker world. Ungar was often regarded as the “idiot savant” of poker. He was a ruling poker player in 70s and there were only few players to sit in front of him. Although he had some ill repute for losing a lot of money, his poker playing skill was still way above. We’ve selected Stu Ungar for no. 8 spot in our list of top 10 best poker players of all time. Stu is an iconic figure in poker and he’ll always be remembered.

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 7. Tom Dwan

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Tom Dwan——-image credit: Flickr/Supl0v Poker

Tom Dwan is a very aggressive poker player. People often compare him with Stu Ungar. Tom started his career playing online poker. Afterwards, he took his time to built a relatively large bankroll. And then, rest has become history. Now, poker legends like Doyle Brunson and Barry Greenstein show utmost respect to Tom Dwan, when they play with him. He is young and combative to make millions of dollars playing poker.

6. Barry Greenstein

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Barry Greenstein——-image credit: Wikimedia/flipchip / LasVegasVegas.com

Berry Greenstein is definitely one of the best poker players of all time in our list. He is the most influential player in poker. He is a dominating force both in cash game and poker tournament for many years. Even at the old age, he possesses a threat to the young generation. If you sit against him, you’ll definitely lose your money on table. Barry Greenstein is a respected poker player, who is energetic and dynamic in every aspect.

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5. Johnny Chan

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Johnny Chan————image credit: Wikimedia/flipchip / LasVegasVegas.com

Johnny Chan, best known as “The Orient Express”, was a famous poker player throughout the 80s and 90s. he was a very talented player, who immortalized the poker community forever. Johnny Chan has been playing poker for over 20 years and established himself as one of the experienced poker players in the world. He can bring lots of aggressiveness to the poker table. He is a skillful poker master, who knows how to win the game and grab money in the pocket. He ranks at no. 5 in our list of top 10 best poker players of all time.

4. Johnny Moss

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Johnny Moss is a legendary poker player and best known for his mesmerizing poker playing skills. However, his playing nature became irrelevant after the entrance of legal poker system into the society. The professional poker player won the world series of poker for the first time in history. He was nicknamed as “The grand old man of poker”. His name was inducted into Poker Hall of Fame.

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3. Phil Ivey

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Phil Ivey is one of the most accomplished poker players in history. He has been ranking no. 1 both in tournaments and live table games for the last 10 years. He is very much fond of making money at the table and there is no amount of money that make him sweat. He is regarded as the “best all-round poker player” by numerous poker observers. Phil Ivey is a complete poker player with rare skills of maneuver. He stands at no. 3 spot in the list of top 10 best poker players of all time. Phil Ivey is often called by the name of “Tiger Woods of Poker”.

2. Doyle Brunson

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Doyle Brunson has been a legend in world poker for over 50 years. He is an icon in professional poker. There may be many famous poker players, but Doyle Brunson is exceptionally the one who is the leader of all poker masters. He is famous for winning consistently in high-stake cash games. He is the first ever to win $1 million in poker tournament. Doyle is nicknamed as “The Godfather of Poker” by his fans and still one of the influential force in world poker.

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1. Chip Reese

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After passing all the figures, here he comes, the no. 1 in our list of top 10 best poker players of all time is Chip Reese. He is the winner of millions in cash games and tournaments. He has played poker at every corner of the world. Chip Reese is still loved and respected by millions of poker lovers around the world. He was died in 2007, at the age of 56, but his legacy remains and still the no 1 poker player of all time. Doyle Brunson once stated,

” Chip is certainly the best poker player that ever lived”.

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Maria Sharapova HD Wallpapers collection

Maria Sharapova is one of the most popular tennis sensations in the world. The former no. 1 in WTA singles has created a very powerful image in media. She is as stylish as glamorous in style. Sharapova is the only Russian tennis player to hold the career Grand Slam. She has a very glorious tennis career with 35 WTA titles and an Olympic gold medal. She has been featured in number of renowned magazines like Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Sharapova also appeared in many promotional advertisements of Nike, Price and Canon. All these have been a great source of income for her as she was ranked highest paid female athlete for a record 11 times. The Sportyghost team has taken a step to accumulate Maria Sharapova HD wallpapers from famous websites. You can easily download any of these at your own choice.

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Full name: Maria Yuryevna Sharapova

Nationality: Russian

Age: 29 years

Role: right handed tennis player

Career titles: 35 WTA

Highest WTA ranking: 1

Current WTA ranking: 24

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Top 10 Most Expensive Golf Clubs in the World

Golf club is an integral part in golf, which is used to hit the golf ball. Usually, a golf club is consisted of major parts, the shaft to grip the golf club and other end of the shaft is a head, which is used to hit the ball. Golf is a high-profile game, mostly played by the elite class. It is the most prestigious game in the world. However, there are many golf competitions, arranged all over the world. The golf players use many types of most expensive golf clubs. One has to spend a huge amount of money to buy any of these. These golf clubs are individually different both in action and shape. The players choose their own form of club in playing golf. The article is all about the top 10 most expensive golf clubs in the world. Hope, you’ll find the one which suits you.

There are many golf club manufacturers in the world. Among them, Japanese company “Homna” is famous for making gold and platinum golf clubs. Great players like Tiger Woods, Rory McIIroy all are very much fascinated with expensive golf clubs. Some players use to buy their personalized golf clubs made from renowned company. Here is the list of top 10 most expensive golf clubs in the world.

Top 10 Most Expensive Golf Clubs in the World

10. Maruman Majesty Prestigio Driver

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Maruman golf clubs——–image credit: Flickr/Resort Hotel

It is a light weighted golf club, which gives the player a good feel of hitting a ball. This light weighted golf club has many advantages. One of many is that players can grip it nicely and has a better control in hitting. The golf club is manufactured by a famous company, Maruman and it’ll cost $2000 each to have one. Maruman  is a famous brand in golf and they are best known for making prestigious golf clubs. Maruman Majesty Driver ranks at no 10 in our list of top 10 most expensive golf clubs in the world. Maruman is a perfect golf club with intense accuracy. It consists a titanium head, which gives a good balance. Maruman Majesty was sponsored in Japan PGA tour 1990.

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9. Adams Golf Tight Lies Spin Control

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Adams Golf Tight Lies Spin Control——image credit: Wikimedia/post406

Adams golf is a well known golf club manufacturer company. the company was established by Barney Adams in 1991 and headquartered in Texas, United States. At first, Adams Golf used to make customized golf clubs, which were rated best by the users. Golf legend Tiger Woods’ coach, Hank Haney was also served in Adams. Their Tight Lies Spin control is a commercially hit product. It is an amazing golf club with smooth gripping and control. The Adams spin control is cost around $8500. It has an elegant look with a supreme balance. It is a no 1 choice of many world famous golfers.

8. Titleist Scotty Cameron

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Titleist is a famous golf club brand, which was used by Tiger Woods. The Titleist golf club became so popular, when it was accompanied by Tiger Woods in his most remarkable victory in golf. The Titleist and Tiger Woods were always a good composition. “Titleist” is the brand name of America’s top golf equipment supplier, FILA. After the huge commercial success of Titleist, the company made 21 editions of them. Titleist Scotty is made of pure metal brass and copper. The players can change its shape while traveling at high altitude. It is the no. 8 in the list of top 10 most expensive golf clubs with price of $20,000 each. For Tiger’s favourite stick, the price is not that much I think.

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7. Honma Five Star Golf Club

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Honma Five Star Golf Club—————image credit: Wikimedia/Yuki Shimazu

Honma is a famous Japanese golf club manufacturer. They have the most distinguished market of sophisticated golf clubs. Honma Five Star is a remarkable club in their collection. The golf celebrities like Jack Nicholson and Danny Devito were the devoted users of Honma Five Star golf club. The Five Star golf club set is comprised of 14 pieces, all of which are made of gold and platinum. It’ll cost you $32,000 to buy a Honma Five star set. The price is not a matter for those who knows Honma is a world class brand. It stands at no. 7 in our list of top 10 most expensive golf clubs in the world.

6. Plamer Patent Fork Shaft Wood

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The Plamer Patent is a famous golf club, which is made by A.G Spalding and Brothers company. The company also produces basketball, volleyballs and products for soccer. It is one of the oldest sports manufactures, established in 1876. The Plamer Patent Fork Shaft Wood was sold at an auction for $49,000 in 2007, making it the 6th most expensive golf club in the world. It is a very stylish club, which provides player a better grip. It is a flawless golf stick in all aspect.

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5. Long Nose Scraped Golf Club

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It is one of the oldest golf clubs in the world. There is an evidence of using long nose in 18th century. The golf club was appeared in Sotheby’s auction, 2007 and sold there for $91,000. Long nose scraped is still in a good shape. It is a rare antique piece and a treasure to collect for any golf player. The golf club is selected for no. 5 place in the list of top 10 most expensive golf clubs in the world. It is a well-furnished golf club and the most prestigious club in this list.

4. Golden Putter first Lady Special Edition

It is a renowned product made by German company Barth and Sons. The most amazing thing of this golf club is that its shaft is made of 24 carat gold, which is placed as 5.Micrometer thick coating. Cherry wood was used for making the shaft of Golden putter. The price is estimated $150,000 for one piece. The huge price is due to the diamonds and gold that are inserted in it. The club is very stylish in shape and it feels awesome while playing. Golden putter is at no. 4 in the list of top 10 most expensive golf clubs. Its elegant look is crafted by using cherry wood. Without diamond, one can get it at 50 times lesser amount.

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3. Square Toe Light Iron Golf Club

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It is another antique piece of golf club used in 17th century. Square Toe is the 3rd most expensive golf club in the world, which was auctioned for $151,000 in 2007. It became that expensive for the ancient use and historical significance. There are only few golf clubs that were used back in 17th century. The golf club is made of light iron, making it very user friendly. It’ll be a desirable piece for any antique collector and golf lover.

2. Simon Cossar fruitwood Metal Headed Blade Putter

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The metal headed blade putter was manufactured by the company, Cossar Club. The company is one of the oldest in making golf clubs. They are famous for making the most fashionable golf clubs in the world. Metal headed blade was their masterpiece, which was sold in an auction in 1998 for $165,000. The shaft of the club is made of a very rare material named fruitwood and hozel that has made it a unique piece of golf club. It ranks at no. 2 in top 10 most expensive golf clubs in the world. it is one of the best creations of Simon Cossar company.

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1. Andrew Dickson Long Nosed Putter

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The long nosed putter has a stamp of its manufacturer, Andrew Dickson. It says, the golf club was made in early 1700’s. It’s the oldest verified golf club in the world. The club was sold in an auction by Sotheby in 2007. Price hiked to $181,000, making it the most expensive golf club in the world. It is also an ideal piece with smooth finishing line and craft.

The majority of most expensive golf clubs are ancient, mostly back from 17th century. This is the main reason to be so much expensive. However, there are many famous golf club maker company, who manufactures high profile clubs at high prices. Like every other golf players, you’ll have to need a gorgeous golf club to start. After all, the expensive golf clubs are the symbol of status in many societies.

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Top 10 Best Olympic Swimmers of All-time

Swimming is a popular water-based sport all over the world. It is also one of the most difficult sports, which requires extreme fitness and determination. Swimming is probably the most exciting sport event in Olympic games, both male and female division. There are almost 16 recognized events of swimming, held in a 50 meter pool. Swimming is one of the most watched events in summer Olympic games every time. Over the course of time, there have been many famous swimmers, who are considered as the most respected athletes in the world. Our today’s article is all about the top 10 best olympic swimmers of all-time.

All these swimmers are the best in their individual style. They are the perfect athletes having the taste of success at the peak. Our list was made according to their achievements in the Olympic games, the ultimate platform to perform. All of them are incredibly strong performers and skilled swimmers.

Top 10 Best Olympic Swimmers of All-time

10. Johnny Weissmuller

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Full name: Johan Peter Weissmuller

Place of birth: Romania

Nationality: American

Years active: 1929-1976

Olympic medals: 5 Gold medals, 1 bronze medal

Johnny Weissmuller was best known for playing Tarzan in films of 1930s and 1940s. he was also the best competitive swimming records holder of 20th century. Johnny was one of the fastest swimmers in 1920s. He attained 5 Olympic gold medals in swimming and 1 bronze in water polo. Alongside Olympic, he also won fifty-two US Swimming Championships and set more than fifty world records there. He was the best glamorous swimmer with a celebrity status. Johnny Weissmuller is the no. 10 in our list of best Olympic swimmers of all-time.

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9. Alexander Popov

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Full name: Alexander Vladimirovich Popov

Place of birth: Lesnoy, Soviet Union

Nationality: Russian

Age: 44 years

Olympic medals: 4 Gold medals, 5 silver medals

Alexander Popov is widely regarded as the greatest sprint freestyle swimmer in the world. He is still the only swimmer in the Olympic history to achieve four gold medals in freestyle events. He started his training at the age of just 8 and later moved to Australia for advanced training in swimming. In 1992 Barcelona Olympic, he won 2 gold medals in 50 m and 100 m freestyle and in 1996 Atlanta Olympic, he repeated it to make history. One month after the Atlanta Olympic, he was  stabbed brutally by the street vendors, which threatened his life. He had to undergo surgery and recovered successfully. As soon as he gained his strength, he started to swim again. His return was so remarkable as everyone thought he’ll surely retire. Next year, he defended his 50 m and 100 m freestyle record in world championship.

8. Gary Hall Jr.

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Full name: Gary Wayne Hall Jr.

Place of birth: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Nationality: American

Age: 41 years

Olympic medals: 5 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 2 bronze medals.

Gary Hall Jr. is a famous Olympic swimmer. He achieved 5 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 2 bronze medals participating in summer Olympics. He represented United States at 1996, 2000 and 2004 summer Olympic games. Gary Hall Jr. is well known for his “pro-wrestling like” antics in swimming competitions. He used to shadow boxing and flexing for the audiences. His father, Gary Hall Sr. was also a Olympic swimmer. Gary Hall along with his father established the famous “Race Club”, which serves as a training camp for the best swimmers around the world. He is one of the best Olympic swimmers with most colorful personality. He earned immense popularity among his fans worldwide.

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7. Aaron Peirsol

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Full name: Aaron Wells Peirsol

Place of birth: Irvine, California, USA

Nationality: American

Age: 32 years

Olympic medals: 5 gold medals and 2 silver medals.

The former American swimmer, Aaron Peirsol is basically a backstroke specialist. He is the former world champion and world record holder in Olympic. He currently holds world records in 100 m and 200 m backstroke events in world swimming. He participated in three summer Olympic games and won five gold medals and two silver medals for United States. He also won a total of 36 medals in major swimming competitions. After announcing the retirement, Peirsol is now involved in number of charities. Currently, he is acting as an ambassador for the Global Water Foundation.

6. Denis Pankratov

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Full name: Denis Pankratov

Place of birth: Volgograd, Russia

Nationality: Russian

Age: 41 years

Olympic medals: 2 Gold medals and 1 silver medal

The former Russian swimmer Denis Pankratov is widely famous for winning the butterfly double at 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He won 100 m event while swimming more than 25 m underwater in the first lap and then another 15 m in opposite direction underwater. It was regarded as one of the unique events in Olympic games. Pankratov has developed his swimming skill into the butterfly event since childhood. Now, he is regarded as the best butterflier in the world. Before he got retired in 2002, Pankratov set seven world records in swimming. Denis Pankratov was named male Swimmer of the Year twice, in 1995 and 1996. He is at no. 6 in our list of top 10 best Olympic swimmers of all-time.

5. Ryan Lochte

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Full name: Ryan Steven Lochte

Place of birth: Rochester, New York, USA

Nationality: American

Age: 31 years

Olympic medals: 5 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 3 bronze medals

Ryan Lochte represents United States in the Olympic games. He is one of the dominant American swimmers, winning total 11 Olympic medals , which include 5 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze. He currently holds the world records in 4×200 m freestyle relay, 100 m, 200 m and 400 m individual medley. Lochte achieved World Swimmer of the Year award twice. Lochte started training swimming at the age of five by both of his parents. His father, Steven R. Lochte was his first swimming coach. The 31- year old is looking to gain more success in swimming pool. Hopefully, he will be taking part in upcoming 2016 Rio Olympics, representing United States.

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4. Matt Biondi

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Full name: Matthew Nicholas Biondi

Place of birth: Moraga, California, USA

Nationality: American

Age: 50 years

Olympic medals: 8 gold medals, 2 silver medals, 1 bronze medals

The former American swimmer Matt Biondi stands at no. 4 in our list of top 10 best Olympic swimmers of all-time. He competes in three Olympic games and achieved a total of 11 medals. He set three individual world records in 50 m freestyle and another four in 100 m freestyle. 1988 Seoul Olympic was the remarkable one for him as he won five gold medals and set a new world record in 50 m freestyle event. Biondi competed in world championship between 1986 to 1991 and won six gold medals. Matt Biondi is the member of International Swimming Hall of Fame. In recent years, he is working as a school teacher and a swimming coach in Hawaii.

3. Mark Spitz

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Full name: Mark Andrew Spitz

Place of birth: Modesto, California, USA

Nationality: American

Age: 66 years

Olympic medals: 9 Gold medals, 1 silver medal and 1 bronze medal.

The former American top Olympic swimmer, Mark Spitz is a nine-time Olympic gold medalist and an outstanding career holder. 1972 Munich Olympic was the most notable for him as he set new world record in all seven events of swimming he participated there. His remarkable Olympic career is graced with 9 gold medals, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal. He is the 3rd best Olympic swimmers to achieve 9 gold medals. Mark Spitz also achieved 5 Pan Americans golds, 31 Amateur Athletic Union titles and 8 NACC titles. He was named World Swimmer of the Year three times notably in 1969, 1971 and 1972. He was the most decorated athlete until Michael Phelps broke his 7-gold record in 2008 Beijing Olympics. He is at no. 3 in our list of top 10 best olympic swimmers of all-time. Mark Spitz is a name of swimming legend.

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 2. Ian Thorpe

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Full name: Ian James Thorpe
Place of birth: Sydney, Australia
Nationality: Australian
Age: 33 years
Olympic medals: 5 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 1 bronze medal
Australian legendary swimmer, Ian Thorpe aka “Thorpedo” is a specialist in freestyle swimming. He holds the record by achieving most gold medals as an Australian athlete with 5 golds. He was the most successful athlete at 2000 Sydney Olympic games. Ian Thorpe is the youngest male athlete ever representing Australia at just 14 years old. He is also the first person to achieve six gold medals in world swimming competition. He has achieved eleven gold medals in World Championship so far which is still now the third highest of any swimmer. He was awarded the World Swimmer of the Year for a record four times. He has emerged as a philanthropist and runs a charity named “Ian Thorpe’s Foundation for Youth”.

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1. Michael Phelps

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Full name: Michael Fred Phelps
Nicknames: The Baltimore Bullet, the Flying Fish
Place of birth: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Nationality: American
Age: 30 years
Olympic medals: 18 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 2 bronze medals
Michael Phelps is the top Olympic swimmer in our list. He is considered as the most decorated Olympian of all-time with 22 Olympic medals in his three Olympic appearances. He currently holds the record of winning most Olympic gold medals (11) in individual events. The 2008 Beijing Olympic was the most memorable for him as he created the record of most first-place finishes (8) at any single summer Olympic games. Michael Phelps was named World Swimmer of the Year for a record seven times. His record breaking performances in all class of competitive swimming earned him the status of best American swimmer ever. He is a complete athlete who has achieved everything. Michael Phelps is the no. 1 in our list of top 10 best olympic swimmers of all-time. He is preparing for the upcoming 2016 Rio Olympic. The whole world will be waiting to see what Michael Phelps would do in his probable last Olympic.

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Top 10 Strangest Sports in the World

While football may be the global game, if you look a little further down the ranks of the most popular sports in the world you will find some pretty weird stuff going on. There are some truly bizarre sports out there, some of which are still being played right now. We are going to take a look at 10 of the weirdest sports in the world.

You Won’t Believe These Crazy Sports Even Exist

Haxey Hood

Visit small villages in rural England, and you will still find any number of strange and unusual traditions which have persisted for hundreds of years. One of these is the sport of Haxey Hood, an annual contest which takes place in January in the village of Haxey, Lincolnshire. The tradition comes from a long-told story dating back over countless generations, as most such traditions do.

It is said that a Lady was out riding and lost her hood, and a collection of local workers chased it around the fields until they were able to give it back to her. Something vaguely similar happens today, except the ‘hood’ is a rolled up hessian sack, and the game involves up to 200 people engaging in something like a giant rugby scrum and trying to push the hood towards one of four local pubs. Sounds like a messy endeavour, but at least it ends up in a nice destination!

Wife Carrying

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The idea of this sport is pretty simple, and as it has a certain photogenic appeal you may well have heard of it somewhere or other. Basically, a man carries his female companion – it needn’t actually be his wife – around an obstacle course featuring lots of mud and water.

The sport originated in Finland off the back of vague stories about 19th century bandits who ‘stole’ women and ran away with them on their backs. The Wife Carrying World Championships has been held every year since 1992 and with a tempting prize consisting of the wife’s weight in beer it has attracted competitors from all over the world.

Chess Boxing

Boxing matches are often described as being ‘like a game of chess’, so why not just add chess to the mix for real? The idea originally appeared in a French comic-book back in 1992, but the rules took time to be developed to everybody’s satisfaction, and the first Chess Boxing competition took place in 2003.

A bout consists of 11 rounds in total, 6 of boxing and 5 of chess, and you can lose by falling short in either discipline. From a very niche sport in its early days, it has now developed into a globally-played discipline with hundreds of entries to major competitions. Today there are champions in Featherweight, Middleweight, Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight, from all over the world.

Three-Sided Football

The game of Three-Sided Football (TSF for short) was invented by a Danish author to explain his ideas on the Marxian concept of dialectics, which is not something you can say about every sport. Since its conception in that 1963 book the sport has actually been played a number of times.

Three teams take to a hexagonal field and have the option as to which of the other two goals they will try to attack at any given time. While unlikely to replace the two-sided version of the game any time soon it has spawned its own World Cup, held every three years (naturally). Somewhat fittingly, the first World Cup held in 2014 was won by the Danish team.

Shin Kicking

Shin Kicking has been described as ‘the English Martial Art’, which rather suggests that the English should leave the whole martial art business to more qualified nations. Dating back to the 1700s, the name pretty much sums up how the sport works, as it involves repeatedly kicking your opponent in the shins until they hit the ground or quit.

Straw is stuffed down the trouser legs and soft shoes are worn so as to minimise the risk of damage, although it is said that in days gone by the contestants were rather less sympathetic to their opponents.

Goanna Pulling

A goanna is a type of lizard, which brings to the mind some sort of horrendous sport at the end of which the lizard does not fare well. Fortunately, the sport gets its name because the contestants look like goanna lizards when they are competing, and no reptiles are harmed during any of the contests.

In fact this Aussie sport is a form of tug of war. Two competitors face each other, harnessed together around the heads by leather straps. This Outback sport has been going strong for more than 30 years now, usually forming part of an annual contest in rural Australia featuring similarly left-of-centre pursuits.

Finger Jousting

Finger Jousting is not one of the most glamorous sports on this list, but it is one of the few you and a friend can try right now! The idea is that you hold the hand of your opponent as though you were going to arm-wrestle, except that your index finger is extended.

The winner is the person who pokes the other with his/her finger. The Finger Jousting Codes of Conduct advises that you should get a manicure before competing, so as to show respect to your adversary, and avoid jousting at ‘inappropriate times and places’, whatever they may be!

Bo-taoshi

This game is a Japanese invention, and is something of a mix between ‘capture the flag’ and rugby. Two teams of 150 take part, so this may prove a little more complicated to organize at short notice than a game of Finger Jousting.

Each team tries to capture the others pole and tilt it over to a 30 degree angle. There don’t seem to be too many rules beyond that, although at least the contestants are unarmed, so the damage inflicted on the opposing team is somewhat constrained.

Pole Running

On the tiny island nation of Malta, in the Mediterranean, the traditional sport of ‘Gostra’ or pole running is practised. During the annual festival a 10m long pole is attached to a pier at a 45 degree angle, hanging out over the sea.

Flags are affixed to the end of the pole, and the pole is then greased to make the whole business a lot more complicated. Now contestants will attempt to run up the length of the pole and make a diving grab for one of the flags before gravity sends them tumbling into the water.

Gurning

Another sport which you can try at home, although this one requires a certain set of physical characteristics which not everybody possesses. The sport dates back to at least the 13th century in England, and contests still take place in villages throughout the land.

To ‘gurn’ is to make a funny face, and a contestant will stick their head through a horse collar and pull the most peculiar face they can in an attempt to win. It has been noted that not having any teeth is an advantage for this particular sport, as it allows your features to become a lot more flexible, although such drastic measures are not recommended.

 

There are plenty of other weird and wonderful sports out there, but we hope you enjoyed our selection of ten of the best.

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Sports Stars and Their Superstitious Pre-game Rituals

Cristiano Ronaldo, Michael Jordan, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams these are the top names in today’s sports generation. They all have hit the top and most interestingly none of them without superstitious rituals to help. Obviously we mustn’t argue, being successful in the sporting world takes talent, dedication, sometimes you may refer dose of good luck. Surely that’s never surprising. But we can also remark the most famous sportspeople tend to develop some slightly strange habits.

These things starts from something doing on the day of a particularly convincing win with extra significance. Sometimes they feel like they should do the same thing every time they play or risk devastating losses. Many of our well-known athletes feel obliged to perform bizarre rituals before competing in important situations. Experts analyze these behaviors as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and warn that it may force sports stars out of the very competition.

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A number of sports stars have confessed to the odd rituals that help them stay focused. Listing those famous names would hardly keep anyone left. Michael Jordan, Björn Borg, Kevin Rhomberg, Serena Williams, Jason Terry, Wade Boggs, Patrick Roy, Jason Giambi, Lyoto Machida, Turk Wendell, Curtis Martin, Laurent Blanc, Marshall Faulk, Turk Wendell, Neil McKenzie, David Beckham, Rafael Nadal – seriously who’s there still not without a bizarre superstitious pre-match ritual.

We must admit sometimes that it’s really tough to justify about superstitious rituals that don’t seem to serve any particular purpose. No reason we should scream at the moon to get out of the way during eclipses anymore. That had been replaced a long time ago with working knowledge of science and advanced technology. But for professional popular sports, truly speaking, statistics on sports stars superstitions are continuing to become more complex. We are definitely concerning more precise idea of who contributes what in any given game.

The numbers on this particular list can give a very detailed idea of what’s going on. Playing the game is more or less the same physical, unpredictable activity as it always have been. Undoubtedly smart and rational players are the most successful. Still, all of them found their way to the top stage of the game through practice and honing their instincts.

Sometimes not only players, even whole teams are found to be following weird habits. May be these rituals got them to the top level stages and may have provided them with a routine with which they feel comfortable.

Jordan never hit the court without his UNC trunks under his Bulls uniform. And Boggs ate chicken before every game

Above all, we must conclude a pro athlete with hard training, raw talent and the ability to perform under pressure. A little superstitious reasoning can also be added to the edge they need to get into the zone, whether it’s drinking urine or talking to goal posts.

Take a look below at some of sports biggest stars strangest rituals:

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Top 10 Best MotoGp racers in 2016

MotoGp is one of the exciting motorcycle racing events all over the world. It is organized as a part of Grand Prix motor racing event, which was commenced in France as far back as 1894. The racing game quickly evolved as the most thrilling sport. The competent motorcycle racers around the world participate in this event to show their extraordinary skills in driving exotic bikes. The drivers take fame in their race tracts and prove themselves to the highest level. It’s a perilous game as the riders may crash and even push towards death anytime. MotoGp is also one of the most extreme sports in the world. In this article, we will present you the top 10 best motogp racers in 2016.

The top level motor bikes they ride are cost around 3 to 3.5 million each. The motogp racers had to master the driving skill of such delicate bike even at 160km/h. If a fallen rider can’t be evacuated safely from the racing tract, he may crashed to death by the other motorcycles. The motogp drivers are the real hero in sports and here is the list of top 10  best motogp racers in 2016.

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Top 10 Best MotoGp racers in 2016

10. Colin Edwards

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Colin Edwards———image credit: Wikimedia Commons/Diederick79

Nationality: American

Age: 42 years

Current team: Yamaha motogp test team

Bike no.: 5

Colin Edwards is a professional American motogp racer. His father, Colin Edwards Sr. was his mentor in bike racing. He started his racing career at the age of four with minibikes. Soon he became one of the top ranked junior motocross champions in USA. Colin Edwards is a two-time World Superbike champion and scored a record 552 points in 2002. He entered motogp in 2003 and established himself as a great bike tester in that grand racing event.

9. Andrea Dovizioso

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Andrea Dovizioso————image credit: Wikimedia Commons/motoracereports

Nationality: Italian

Age: 30 years

Current team: Ducati team

Bike no: 4

Andrea Dovizioso is the winner of 125cc motogp championship in 2004. He was the most consistent driver for team Honda. He also took 2nd place in 250cc world championship in 2007. Currently he is along with Ducati for three successive years. Dovizioso finished 2nd behind Rossi in 2015 motogp championship. He has been proved to be one of the best motogp racers in grand prix history and ranks at no. 9 in our list. Andrea Dovizioso will be out of contract with Ducati at the end of this season. He along with his teammate Andrea Lannone have staked their claim for a 2017 Ducati motogp ride.

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8. Cal Crutchlow

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Cal Crutchlow———image credit: Wikimedia/ Uppsalo

Nationality: British

Age: 30 years

Current team: LCR Honda

Bike no: 35

Cal Crutchlow is a professional British motogp racer who currently competes in motogp world championship for LCR Honda. Cal started his racing career as a superbike rider. He achieved the British Supersport championship in 2006 and world supersport championship in 2009. He has been competing at the motoGp world championship since 2011 and became one of the finest drivers in the podium. He finished 7th in 2015 German Gran prix and 6th in Netherlands. Cal Crutchlow ranks at no 8 in our list of top 10 best motogp racers in 2016.

7. Alvaro Bautista

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Alvaro Bautista———image credit: Wikimedia/Jorge Meneses

Nationality: Spanish

Age: 31 years

Current team: Aprilia racing team

Bike no: 19

Alvaro Bautista entered into motogp competition in 2010, signing with the team Suzuki. Then he moved to Honda in the 2012 season and continued with the team to ride Aprilia machinery after the factory’s return in 2015. In 2009, 250 cc world championship Alvaro Bautista finished 4th with 218 points, being one of the most prolific motorcycle racers in the world. Last season in motogp, Bautista was joined by his new team-mate Marco Melandri and collected 13 points. In 2016, he is at 16th place in 8 races scoring 29 points.

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6. Stefan Bradl

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Stefan Bradl——-image credit: Wikimedia/DennisLarkin

Nationality: German

Age: 26 years

Current Team: Aprilia racing team

Bike no: 6

Stefan Bradl is a German professional motogp racer who is currently riding the no 6 bike for Aprilia. He is the 2011 moto2 world champion. He is the son of former racer, Helmut Bradl. He joined motogp in 2010 and went to claim 9th spot in the championship. Stefan Bradl has gathered total 37 points and secured 12th place in his 8 races in 2016. He has ranked at no 6 in our list of top 10 best motogp racers in 2016.

5. Nicky Hayden

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Nicky Hayden———image credit: Wikimedia/motoracereports

Nationality: American

Age: 34 years

Current team: Honda world superbike team

Bike no: 69

Nicky Hayden is an American professional motorbike racer. He won motogp championship in 2006. Hayden started his motogp career in 2003, riding for Repsol Honda. He was the only to break Valentino Rossi’s winning streak in 2006. He switched to Ducati I 2009 and again returned back to Honda in 2014. He has total 3 wins in motogp and collected 28 motogp podiums in his career. In the last season of motogp, Nicky Hayden scored 16 points in his 18 races. He has ranked at no 5 in our list of top 10 best motogp racers in 2016.

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4. Marc Marquez

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Marc Marquez——image credit: Wikimedia/ https://www.flickr.com/people/dohastadiumplusqatar/

Nationality: Spanish

Age: 23 years

Current team: Repsol Honda team

Bike no: 93

Marc Marquez is a Spanish professional motorbike racer and two times motogp champion. He has become the first rider since Kenny Roberts in 1978 to achieve the title in his first season in motogp. He is undoubtedly the most prolific young potential in the racing history. In 2015 motogp championship, Marc Marquez placed 3rd scoring 242 points. In 2016, he has raced 9 times with 3 wins. The 23- year old Spaniard earns $4 million yearly. He ranks at no 4 in our list of top 10 best motogp racers in 2016 season.

3. Dani Pedrosa

Dani Pedrosa, top 10 best motogp racers, motogp bikes
Dani Pedrosa—–image credit: Wikimedia/jaggat racing from Selangor, malaysia

Nationality: Spanish

Age: 30 years

Current team: Repsol Honda Team

Bike no: 26

Dani Pedrosa is a Spanish motogp racer. He is the youngest world champion in 250 cc. He also won 125cc world championship in 2003.  Dani started his career in motogp in 2006 for Repsol Honda. He finished 2nd in his very first race and won his first race in his 4th appearance in motogp. Dani Pedrosa is one of the influential figures in motogp history. In this year, he gathered total 86 points in 8 races, winning 2 podiums. He stands at no. 3 in our list of top 10 best motogp racers in 2016.

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2. Jorge Lorenzo

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Jorge Lorenzo——image credit: Wikimedia/motoracereports

Nationality: Spanish

Age:  29 years

Current team: Movistar Yamaha MotoGp

Bike no: 99

The professional Spanish biker, Jorge Lorenzo is a three-time motogp champion (2010, 2012, 2015). He is the first Spanish rider with 64 career wins and multiple premier class titles. There is a well known intense rivalry between Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi for many years. Jorge Lorenzo is currently is a contract with Movistar Yamaha. However, he is signing up to race for Ducati from 2017. Last year, Lorenzo grabbed the motogp champion title with total 330 points in 18 races, among which he won 8. He is at 2nd spot in the list of top 10 best motogp racers in 2016. He is a remarkable racer in motogp.

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1. Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi, best motogp racer, top motogp driver, motogp legend
Valentino Rossi—–image credit: DeviantArt/EvanDeCiren

Nationality: Italian

Age: 37 years

Current team: Movistar Yamaha MotoGp

Bike no: 46

Here we are, towards the most fascinating and most prolific motogp racers of all time, Valentino Rossi. The 37-year old Italian motogp racer is the most decorated player in grand prix history. He is seven-time world motogp champion, which makes him a legend in the racing tract. With 88 victories, Valentino Rossi stands 1st in all-time 500cc race winning standings. He entered motogp in 2002, riding for Honda initially and later switched to Yamaha. He earned himself a nickname “The Doctor”. In Italy, Doctor is someone who is very respectful and important. In 2015 MotoGp championship, Rossi finished at 2nd place with 325 points in 18 races.  He is the no 1 in our list of top 10 best motogp racers in 2016.

Grand Prix motorcycles are specially built for racing. The motorcycles are not available for purchase by the general public and ride on public roads. Best  MotoGp racers are very much popular around the world. As a representatives of the nations, they are equally the most fashionable figures in their countries.

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Top 10 All time Greatest Athletes in Olympics

Olympic Games are the biggest international sporting event in the world. It is the platform, where thousands of athletes around the world use to perform. The athletes get the chance to transform their efforts and dexterity into medals. It brings a great honor for their respective countries. The Olympic athletes are the true representatives of their nations. The Olympic games are held every four years interval and 2016 summer Olympic games will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Olympic games originated date back to the time frame of 8th century-4th century, in Olympia, Greece. Firstly, the game was held to show respect to the Greek God, Zeus. Over the centuries, the Olympic games have sustained much evolution and now in this modern versions athletes from more than 200 countries participate to exhibit their athletic talents. We have made some steps to enlist the all time greatest athletes in Olympics till now. All of the mentioned 10 are superior athletes as well as best in their part. They are the golden assets of Olympic history.

We found it very tough to find just 10 greatest athletes from from thousands of greats. The list is actually made considering the fact of winning most number of medals. You viewers are free to give us your valuable comment regarding the all time greatest athletes in Olympics.

Top 10 All time Greatest Athletes in Olympics

10. Jesse Owens

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Jesse Owens is a former American track and field athlete. He is considered as the “greatest and most famous athlete in track and field history”. His remarkable achievement came at the 1935 Big Ten track, scoring three world record within 45 minutes. It is regarded as the “greatest 45 minutes ever in sports” by Sports Illustrated magazine. While at Ohio State University, Jesse Owens showed his amazing skills in track and fields. In 1936, he participated in the Olympic games which was officially opened by German chancellor, Adolf Hitler at Berlin. Owens achieved 4 gold medals in that Olympics and enlisted top of the medal-table. In 2012 London Olympic opening ceremony, a footage of Owens running around the field was shown in the giant video screen as one of the most attractive scenes.

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9. Usain Bolt

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The Jamaican speed star, Usain Bolt is widely regarded as the fastest man in Olympic history. The “lightning Bolt” has built an amazing world record in 100 meters   sprint within 9.58 seconds in Berlin 2009. The sprinter started participating in Olympics from 2008. Usain Bolt won 3 gold medals in Beijing Olympic games 2009 and also won another 3 gold in 2012 London Olympics. He is equally successful in world championships winning 8 gold medals and 2 silver medals. He is also one of the highest paid athletes in the world . Ranking at no. 9 of all-time greatest athletes in Olympics, Usain Bolt was named IAAF World Athlete of the Year for a record five times.

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8. Nadia Comaneci

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Nadia Comaneci——image credit: Wikimedia/ Dave Gilbert

Romanian gymnast, Nadia Comaneci is one of the most perfect gymnasts of all-time. she first appeared in 1976 Montreal Olympic at the age of just 14, creating a gymnastic world record by scoring a perfect 10. It is surprising to note that the record of perfect 10 was thought to achieve impossible by the Olympic authority. Nadia won 3 gold medals, 1 silver medal and 1 Bronze in her maiden Olympic games.

The Romanian wonder girl made her bold appearance in 1980 Moscow Olympics, winning 2 gold medals and 2 silver medals. In addition, she also achieved 9 gold medals in European Gymnastic Championship. She ranks at no. 8 in our list of top 10 all time greatest athletes in Olympics. She has become an idol in world gymnastics.

7. Jim Thorpe

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Jim Thorpe is one of the most greatest and most versatile players in the world. he not only succeeded in American baseball and football but also achieved the peak in various events in Olympic games. According to ABC news, Thorpe was voted for the “Greatest Athlete of 20th century” along with Michael Jordan, Babe Ruth and Mohammad Ali for his amazing sporting skills. The legendary athlete participated in 1912 summer Olympic games in Sweden and won 2 gold medals for decathlon and pentathlon. He was literally the most skillful contender in every sports. The multi-talented also achieved the championship in 1912 intercollegiate ballroom dancing. His name was inducted in the Hall of Fame for many sports. Jim Thorpe is spotted at no. 7 in our list of top 10 all time greatest athletes in Olympics. Considering his outstanding sporting performance, Disney mentioned him twice in their films “ World’s greatest Athletes” in 1973. He is an unmatched hero in the history of American sports.

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6. Paavo Nurmi

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Paavo Nurmi in 1920 olympic———-image credit: Wikimedia/Unknown

Paavo Nurmi is a former Finnish middle and long-distance runner. He is widely considered as the best long-distance runner of all-time. He was nicknamed as “Flying Finn” for his sole dominance in distance running in early 20th century. Paavo Nurmi was holding a record of being undefeated in consecutive 121 races at 800 meters and above running events. In 1920 Antwerp summer Olympics, he won 3 gold medals and 1 silver medal. The following Olympic in 1924,Paris, in his 2nd appearance, Paavo won 5 gold medals in distant running events. In 1928, at Amsterdam Olympic, he again achieved a gold medal and 2 silver medals, marking his name as one of the all-time greatest athletes in Olympics. Paavo Nurmi lighted the Olympic torch in 1952 Helsinki summer Olympics. He is considered as a prominent athlete in track and field history.

5. Mark Spitz

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The former American swimmer Mark Spitz is a best known for his remarkable achievement in Olympic games. He built world record in all seven events he competed in Olympics. Mark Spitz established himself as the most decorated athlete in Olympic history for long 36 years until his records were surpassed by Michael Phelps in 2008 Beijing Olympics. In 1968 Mexico City Olympics, Mark Spitz won 2 gold medals, a silver medals and a bronze medal. He again achieved 7 gold medals at 1972 Munich Olympics, which was regarded as the best ever performance by any athlete in the history of Olympic games.

Spitz was inducted in the international swimming Hall of Fame in 1977. He was equally competitive in international swimming competitions as he achieved 31 United States Amateur Athletic Union titles, 5 Pan American Gold medals and many more. This world class athlete was the reigning king in world swimming during his time.

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 4. Carl Lewis

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Carl Lewis is a former American track and field super star and many world record holder. His indoor long jump record has still remained unbeaten since 1984. Carl Lewis was a remarkable athlete who achieved below 10 seconds mark 15 times in 100 meters, and 20 seconds mark 10 times in 200 meters sporting events. He achieved 10 gold medals in his four consecutive Olympic appearances. He also won 8 gold medals and a silver medals in world championship. Carl Lewis was voted “The Sportsman of the Century” by IOC (International Olympic Committee). He was also named as “The Olympian of the Century” by Sports Illustrated magazine. Carl Lewis has been selected for the no. 4 place in our list of top 10 all time greatest athletes in Olympics. He is indeed a phenomenal athlete, who has reached the peak of his success.

3. Nikolai Andrianov

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Nikolai Andrianov———–image credit: Wikimedia/Банк России

Former Soviet gymnast Nikolai Andrianov is probably the best male gymnast of all-time. He achieved a total 15 Olympic medals which established himself as the 3rd highest Olympic medal achiever in the history. He is still the most individual Olympic medal achiever in Artistic Gymnastics. He started his Olympic campaign in 1972 Munich Olympic, where he won a gold medal, a silver and a bronze. In 1976 Montreal Olympic, he attained the peak of his success, winning 4 gold medals, 2 silver medals and a bronze medal. Nikolai again won 2 gold medals, 2 silver medals and a bronze medal in the next 1980 Moscow Olympic games. He is a stunning athlete with limitless determination. He was equally successful in world championships as he won 4 gold medals and 6 silver medals there. He stands at no. 3 in our list of top 10 all time greatest athletes in Olympics.

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2. Larisa Latynina

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Another Soviet legendary gymnast Larisa Latynina is famous and widely regarded as the best gymnast of all-time. she contributed at her best to establish the Soviet dominance in Olympic gymnastics. Larisa ended her successful career winning 18 medals in Olympic games, which include the undefeated 14 medals in the individual event of gymnastics. She won 4 gold medals in 1956 Melbourne Olympics, 3 gold medals in 1960 Rome Olympics and 2 gold medals in 1964 Tokyo Olympics. The golden girl also won 9 gold medals, 4 silver medals and a bronze medal in world gymnastic championship. She is the pioneer of artistic gymnastics and ranks at 2nd spot in the list of top 10 all time greatest athletes in Olympics.

1. Michael Phelps

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michael phelps———image credit: Wikimedia/Bryan Allison

Here he comes, Michael Phelps, the American swimmer, the no 1 in our list. Considering the achievements in Olympics, Michael Phelps is the all time greatest athlete in the history of Olympic. He was nicknamed as “The Flying Fish” for his incredible ability to cut through the water.

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michael phelps in Gold medal———-image credit: Wikimedia/White House photo by Eric Draper

The legendary American swimmer Mark Spitz once said about Michael Phelps,

” It is apparent that not only is this guy the greatest swimmer of all time and greatest Olympian of all time, he may be the greatest athlete of all time.”

Michael Phelps has won the highest number of medals in the history of Olympics with 22 medals. He began his triumph at 2004 Athens summer Olympics, where he won 6 gold medals and 2 bronze medals and set 2 world records. Then he achieved 8 gold medals and made a world record in all events he participated other than 100 meters butterfly in 2008 Beijing Olympics. In 2012 London Olympics, he again showed his proficiency by winning 4 gold medals and 2 silver medals. He is an American sensation, who achieved the greatness within a very short time and put himself at the apex of success. He was awarded the “The World Swimmer of the Year” for a record seven times by swimming World Magazine. Everyone’s eye will be upon him in this coming Rio Olympic 2016. The American glory will shine once again by Michael Phelps, the all time greatest athlete in Olympics.