Category: SPORTS

Apr 19, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Largest Raft of Canoes and Kayaks in the World

Picture of the Day: The Largest Raft of Canoes and Kayaks in the World

THE LARGEST RAFT OF CANOES AND KAYAKS IN THE WORLD Photograph by NANCIE BATTAGLIA for National Geographic On September 24, 2011, over 2,200 paddlers showed up on the shores of the central Adirondack town of Inlet, New York (population, 400) to set a new Guinness World Record previously held by 1,619 boats…

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Apr 8, 2012

The Most Amazing Inflatable Water Parks Ever

The Most Amazing Inflatable Water Parks Ever

Photograph by Wibit @ wibitsports.com After sharing the awesome photo above on Facebook, Twitter and this week’s Shirk Report, it was clear the Sifter had to find out more on this water wonderland. Not only did we find the supplier (thanks to a most helpful Ms. Cafardy on Facebook) but also many more…

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Mar 30, 2012

Picture of the Day: I Believe I Can Fly

Picture of the Day: I Believe I Can Fly

I BELIEVE I CAN FLY © Mark Watson/Red Bull Content Pool Look ma no hands! This is an awesome capture by Mark Watson of Moto X rider, Robbie Madison, as he flies through the air before he grabs his bike again for a perfect landing. This shot was taken back in September…

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Mar 29, 2012

The Top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012

The Top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012

At the end of last year, the Sifter posted the Top 50 Pictures of the Day for 2011. It went on to become one of our most popular posts of the year. For 2012, we will be highlighting the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ at the end of every quarter. By the…

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Mar 16, 2012

Picture of the Day: Felix Baumgartner Jumps From 71,580 Feet

Picture of the Day: Felix Baumgartner Jumps From 71,580 Feet

FELIX BAUMGARTNER JUMPS FROM 71,580 FEET © Jay Nemeth/Red Bull Content Pool On March 15th, 2012, Austria’s Felix Baumgartner jumped out of a space capsule from an altitude of approximately 71,580 feet (21,818 meters) as the Red Bull Stratos project moved forward into the manned flight stage in New Mexico. The 42-year-old…

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Mar 7, 2012

The Top 30 Whitewater Kayaking Photos by Red Bull

The Top 30 Whitewater Kayaking Photos by Red Bull

Red Bull, the wing-giving purveyors of all things extreme, has graciously granted the Sifter total access to their incredible library of photographs and videos. Following up from the popular feature on the Cliff Diving World Series earlier this year, we explore the adrenaline-pumping sport of whitewater kayaking. The Sifter went through Red Bull’s…

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Feb 14, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Keel Walk

Picture of the Day: The Keel Walk

THE KEEL WALK Photograph by ALEX THOMSON RACING In this seemingly implausible photo we see Alex Thomson performing what he calls the ‘keel walk’, a stunt that has become infamous in the sailing world thanks to this photograph. As his 8-tonne carbon fibre yacht, Hugo Boss, sails on edge, Alex pulls up…

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