Tag: sports

Jun 23, 2014

This is Rufus. He’s Been a Member of Wimbledon’s Security Team for 14 Years

This is Rufus. He’s Been a Member of Wimbledon’s Security Team for 14 Years

Meet Rufus, the Wimbledon Hawk that has protected the courts from pigeons since 2000. Before Rufus, pigeons would often interrupt play and groundskeepers were deployed to shoo away the birds with varying levels of success. Ever since Rufus joined the security team, Wimbledon has been ‘pigeon interruption free’.

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Jun 22, 2014

This is What the Inside of a Peloton Looks Like

This is What the Inside of a Peloton Looks Like

So intense! Unreal footage takes you inside the middle of a peloton during the sprint finish on stage 5 of the Tour de Suisse. For those unfamiliar, a peloton (from French, meaning little ball or platoon) is the main group of riders in a road bicycle race. Riders in a group save energy by…

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Jun 19, 2014

This is What Chile Sounds Like When They Score in the World Cup

This is What Chile Sounds Like When They Score in the World Cup

When Chile scored their second goal of the game against former World Champions Spain, the city of Santiago, Chile’s largest city and capital, understandably went nuts. This is what it sounded like when Charles Aránguiz scored in the 43rd minute. The final score would remain 2-0, solidifying Chile’s ticket to the next round and…

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Jun 14, 2014

This is What Brazil Sounds Like When They Score in the World Cup

This is What Brazil Sounds Like When They Score in the World Cup

During Brazil’s opening game against Croatia, Claus Wahlers recorded what his neighbourhood sounded like after each Brazil goal (they won the match 3-1). The video was recorded in Moema, São Paulo, and those loud bangs you hear are fireworks. The author says there were no big outdoor screenings nearby, just a small BBQ in…

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May 13, 2014

Matt Hunter Rounds a Corner on his Bike. Goes Completely Horizontal in the Process

Matt Hunter Rounds a Corner on his Bike. Goes Completely Horizontal in the Process

Watch professional mountain biker Matt Hunter go completely horizontal as he rounds this corner on his bicycle. The Canadian athlete gets so low to the ground his hand even scrapes the dirt! Great footage and fantastic sound editing in this exhilarating spot for Specialized.

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May 1, 2014

This is What Rock Climbing Bears Looks Like

This is What Rock Climbing Bears Looks Like

Just add this to the long list of reasons bears are awesome. These guys can rock climb better than me and I have opposable thumbs! Spotted at Big Bend National Park in Texas, a black bear and its cub were spotted climbing the Santa Elena Canyon wall on 21 March 2014 by a pair…

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Apr 23, 2014

These Guys Just BASE Jumped from the Very Top of the World’s Tallest Building

These Guys Just BASE Jumped from the Very Top of the World’s Tallest Building

At 829.8 meters (2,722 ft), the Burj Khalifa is the tallest man-made structure in the world. Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen broke a new World Record by BASE jumping from above the pinnacle by way of a custom-built platform constructed at the very top of the structure. The jump, sponsored by Skydive Dubai, was…

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