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    Fast Facts: Oct. 6

    The 1900 Olympic games included croquet, fishing, billiards and checkers.

    Tug of war was an Olympic event between 1900-1920.

    In a 1936 Ping-Pong tournament, the players volleyed for over two hours on the opening serve.

    Kayaking is a required subject in Greenland’s schools.

    Karate was invented in India. It was not introduced to Japan until about 1917.

    In 1970, 127 runners ran the New York Marathon. In 2005, 36,562 did.

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