The only teams to have played every season in the Premier League’s top flight are: Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton.
In 1969, David Attenborough wanted to take advantage of colour televisions and a new TV show was introduced – Pot Black, the snooker tournament programme.
Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson was also an international Fencer. He was placed seventh in Great Britain, and also founded a fencing equipment company called Duellist.
Hockey and Polo are the only sport where left-handed play is banned.
The first sport to allow women to play alongside men was Croquet.
The first Grand National took place in 1839. The lowest number of finishers was in 1928 when Tipperary Tim, a 100-1 outsider, was the first of two past the post. The highest number was 23 in 1984.
The oldest current football anthem is Norwich City’s ‘On the Ball, City’, penned in the 1890’s.
Blackburn Rovers are so-named as at one time they had no official ground, and ‘Roved’ from pitch to pitch.
Wimbledon lawn Tennis Association provides free tea for life to competitors who reach the quarter-finals or beyond.
Tennis attracts the third largest portion of British gambling money. The number one slot goes to football and number two to racing.