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  • This Day In Sports History (February 4th) – 1st Winter Olympics

    This Day In Sports History (February 4th) – 1st Winter Olympics

    It was on this day in 1924 that the first ever Winter Olympic Games in Chamonix, France (officially known as the I Olympic Winter Games) held its closing ceremonies.  The games began on January 25, and throughout the course of the next 10 days, 49 medals were handed out in bobsleigh, curling, figure skating, ice […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 2nd) — France Men’s Soccer Team

    This Day In Sports History (July 2nd) — France Men’s Soccer Team

    It was on this day in 2000 that the finals for the UEFA Euro 2000 tournament took place at Feijenoord Stadion in Rotterdam, Netherlands.  The defending World Cup champion French squad won the game 2-1 over the Italians to become the first team in history to be crowned European champions after winning the World Cup. […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 27th) — France Win 1984 Euro

    This Day In Sports History (June 27th) — France Win 1984 Euro

    It was on this day in 1984 that France won the UEFA European Football Championships.  It was the country’s first major international soccer tournament victory. As the hosts of the tournament, France automatically qualified for the eight-team tournament.  They would cruise through the Group Stage of the tournament, beating Denmark 1-0 in their opener, and […]

  • France’s Alexandre Coeff Scores Amazing Scorpion Kick Goal Vs. USA (Video)

    France’s Alexandre Coeff Scores Amazing Scorpion Kick Goal Vs. USA (Video)

    Chances are you’ve never heard of the Toulon Tournament, which takes place each year in France’s Region-du-Var.  The reason why you’ve probably never heard about this annual international soccer tournament is because it is not run under the supervision of UEFA, and it features players under the age of 21.  And to top things off, […]

  • French Track Star Bullies 14-Year-Old Girl Wearing Mascot Costume (Video)

    French Track Star Bullies 14-Year-Old Girl Wearing Mascot Costume (Video)

    Well, if you were looking for someone to root against at the upcoming Summer Olympics, we’ve got your man. His name is Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad. He’s a 27-year-old Algerian-born Frenchman, and he a big huge douche-wad. What makes us say that?  Well on Sunday at the European Track and Field Championships in Helsinki, after Mekhissi-Benabbad won […]

  • French Celebrate Opening Goal Against Germany With A Passionate Kiss (Video)

    French Celebrate Opening Goal Against Germany With A Passionate Kiss (Video)

    With the 2012 European Championships only 100 days away, France’s National Soccer team entered today’s friendly against Germany looking to build some momentum as the tournament approaches.  They have done a good job through the opening half, as they have held the German’s potent offensive attack in check while getting on the scoreboard themselves in […]

  • The X-Games Pay Tribute To Sarah Burke (Video)

    The X-Games Pay Tribute To Sarah Burke (Video)

    Thousands of people, both athletes and fans, have made their way to Aspen for the start of the 2012 Winter X-Games.  Many of them have brought their heavy hearts along with them following the tragic death of Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke. Burke passed away on January 19th of this year following a tragic accident […]