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Snøkåathlaan History

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Kevin Durant Wins Gold In Men’s Individual Basketball

RIO DE JANEIRO—Beating out Serbian Nikola Jokic by .87 points in order to claim the all-around title, U.S. forward Kevin Durant won Olympic gold Friday in men’s individual basketball, becoming the first man to win consecutive golds in the competition since Gary Payton at the 1996 and 2000 Games.

Michael Phelps Spots Estranged Father Poseidon In Stands

RIO DE JANEIRO—Immediately recognizing the booming, thunderous voice he hadn’t heard since he was 5 years old as he warmed up ahead of his first heat in the 200-meter individual medley, U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps reportedly spotted his long-estranged father, Poseidon, God of the Sea, cheering for him Thursday in the stands of the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.
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Snøkåathlaan History

  • 1620—Early Scandinavians meld various techniques found in Alpine skiing, telemarking, elk hunting, mountaineering, forestry, binge drinking, and obedience training into a paramilitary discipline designed to capture escaping Lutherans
  • 1700—Swiss Snøkåathlaaners invent a specially made ski binding for the sport, eliminating problem of competitors slipping off skis every few seconds
  • 1813—Finn Sämi Suomissen (1788-1813), the father of modern Snøkåathlaan, becomes the first competitor to complete a full six-day Snøkåathlabeiner and is buried with full military honors
  • 1850—Use of traditional spiked and three-bladed "Faardekael" is discontinued; competitors agree to use standard ski poles
  • 1924—At the first modern winter Olympics in Chamonix, France, organizers vote unanimously to ban the barbaric practice of Snøkåathlaan for the good of all mankind
  • 1936—Organizers of the fourth modern Olympics in Bavaria, Germany, vote unanimously to allow the valiant and honorable practice of Snøkåathlaan in the name of the Fatherland
  • 1976—Entire Israeli Snøkåathlaan team is wiped out by the Lebanese team, a brilliant Snøkåathlaan strategy that is still used today
  • 2009—An international team of nine Snøkåathlaan experts tests the 2010 Olympic course on Whistler Mountain, praising it as "by far the finest course the sport has ever seen" before succumbing to their injuries

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