The cost of becoming an Olympic archer

Archery is one of those sports that can cost an athlete as much as he makes it. There are different types and styles of archery out there, so the cost varies depending on which aspects of archery one is interested in. Also, if you are not looking at a professional career, all you need is …

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What is like to be on the fringe of the PGA Tour

Ben Martin (31), a professional American golfer who plays on the PGA Tour, turned professional in 2010. He finished runner-up at Q-school for the PGA Tour in October, just six months after turning pro, which is a dream many young golfers fail to achieve. Ben was a golf prodigy by any standard. Yet the road …

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The cost of becoming an Olympic fencer

A 38-years old American fencer Maya Lawrence took up the sport as a high school sophomore in Teaneck, New Jersey, continuing through her years at Princeton University and beyond. A member of Princeton’s fencing team, she was selected as an All-American and earned Ivy League honours during all four years of her attendance there. But …

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Dear sport, you cost too much

A worried mom of three was shocked at finding out how much youth sports cost. With her husband they are pretty solid middle-class Americans, so they are able to provide extracurricular activities for their kids. But they have to say no to a lot of requests, so she can’t understand how families who are further …

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Is tennis only for rich?

There is an old cliché surrounding tennis, wanting it to be a sport for well-off, both for those who sit comfortably in the grandstand and those who can afford to pursue a career as a player. It might be true that an attempt has been made over the years to disprove this urban legend, but …

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Athletes to watch out for: Where are Nanjing 2014 YOG stars now?

Youth Olympic Games were established in 2010 with the intention to educate, engage, influence, and inspire young athletes to play an active role in their communities. Every four years more than 200 countries and 3,600 athletes between 14 to 18 years participate in Winter and Summer Games and show to the world their outstanding abilities. …

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The glamorous golf players life – myth or fact?

Ah, the glorious and simple life of professional golfers. All have lucrative sponsorship deals, travel the world playing golf on nicest courses, wear fancy clothes, have time off between seasons, and make a decent amount of money all year around no matter what, right? Wrong. Here’s what Neil Potts, Founder and CEO of Golfort.com, commented …

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Top 10 richest Olympic athletes in history

Some Olympic athletes manage to become famous and wealthy due to their success in the games, but those are not the ones we are going to talk about here. World’s richest Olympic athletes are not the ones standing atop the Olympic podium with all those medals. The list is dominated by those who became insanely …

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State of the Project – March 2019 Edition

While our community managers (Andreja on social and Sean on Telegram) are quick to answer any questions you might have regarding SportyCo, we’ve collected all the info spread on all channels in one place. The revised SportyCo platform is live and kicking! We have implemented wallets on the platform, enabling you to send and receive …

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Financial struggles of India’s first judo Olympic medallist

Thangjam Tababi Devi became India’s first judo medallist at the Olympic level, claiming a silver medal at the Youth Olympic Games 2018 in Argentina. But the delight for her parents was accompanied by a sense of worry. Her father Thangjam Thoiba Singh works as a daily wage labourer and her mother Thangjam Ongbi Kamala Devi …

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