Skateboarding can be your job. It can be your hobby. It can be how you get to work. It is many things to many people around the world and, as of 2020, will also be represented at the Summer Olympics. However, it wasn’t always so favourable. In fact, in 1965, Life magazine described skateboards as a ‘menace to limb and even to life’. So what divides opinion? Why do people like skateboarding? Why do some people dislike it? Let’s find out.
With everything from the ‘70s now making a comeback, roller skating is now the edgy sport that the very biggest of hipsters are now enjoying in their spare time. But is it a sport? Is it recreational? Well actually, it’s both. And it’s also incredibly trendy so let’s find out more about it.
There’s a lot of controversy in baseball - and not just over the best team. Its origins are widely disputed, with some believing in a great myth from America’s 1839. Many, however, say this story is, in fact, just that a story. So what is this myth? And what’s the truth? Well let’s find out, and debunk the game of baseball.
The Hockey Women’s World Cup kicked off on the 21st July at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, London. Similar to the Summer Olympics, it is held every four years, with the first tournament in 1974. Starting with 10 teams, it now has 16, but it’s the same four countries who dominate. Who are they? And where did it all begin? Let’s find out.
We at Koala Chess Art HQ have been watching the FIFA World Cup and supporting our home nation of England as they reach the semi-finals! To celebrate this momentous occasion, we thought we would bring you some fun facts about the tournament through the ages. Let’s see how many you know!