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Sports From A Global Perspective, A To Z.....

Updated on February 24, 2016

The world has been filled with so many great athletes, and they have come from all over the world, and so I thought we would explore them with the game called World Countries in Sports, A to Z.

So let's start off with an A and go with Albania. Among the athletes from Albania are Ermal Kuqo who plays for a Turkish team and Vildan Mitku....They also have athletes in the fields of martial arts, volleyball, and other sports....It is a small island and they have not had the success of some of the other countries, but the small nation has created a few athletes....

Now, it's someone's turn at B?



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      Pat Mills 4 months ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      For I, I will go with Israel, birthplace of NBA journeyman Omri Casspi.

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      Pat Mills 4 months ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      For K, I select Kosovo, who has an Olympic gold medal judoka in Mejlinda Kelmendi.

      For J, I select Jamaica, whose sports stars have included Trevor Berbick and Justin Masterson,

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      Pat Mills 4 months ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      For L, I select Lithiuania, whose better known players include Zydruans Ilgauskus and Dairius Zubras.

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      Marc Lee 4 months ago from Durham, NC

      For M what about Mexico...among the athletes Oscar De La Hoya and Fernando V...

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      Pat Mills 4 months ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      For the letter N, I select Nigeria, whose native-born athletes have included Hakeem Olajuwon and Christian Okoye.

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      Pat Mills 4 months ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      Since Oman is the only O nation, I will go with the island of Oahu, whose athletes have included Duke Kahanamoku and Olin Kreutz.

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      Marc Lee 4 months ago from Durham, NC

      For Q, how about Tennis player Sam Querrey.....

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      Pat Mills 5 months ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      For P, I select the Philippines, and their legendary boxer, Manny Pacquiao.

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      Pat Mills 14 months ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      Since the only Q country is Qatar, I'm going with Quadra Island in Canada, who has rower Sabrina Kolker among its natives.

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      Marc Lee 14 months ago from Durham, NC

      For R what about Romania, a definite hot bed of great Gymnasts...

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      Pat Mills 14 months ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      For S, I select Switzerland, whose stars in tennis have included Roger Federer, Martina Hingis, and Stan Wawrinka.

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      Marc Lee 14 months ago from Durham, NC

      For T what about Tanzania which has produced some world class runners.....

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      Pat Mills 14 months ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      I will list both V and U here. V is for Vietnam, birthplace of former NFL player Dat Nguyen, and U is for Uruguay, whose famed soccer players include Luis Suarez and Tab Ramos.

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      Pat Mills 16 months ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      My W choice is Wales, with athletes like cyclist Geraint Thomas, onetime boxing champ Robbie Regan, amd snooker player Matthew Stevens.

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      Marc Lee 16 months ago from Durham, NC

      X is hard, so I thought I would get creative and go with X games. Started by ESPN in the mid 90s and has featured Tony Hawks and others in the past.

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      Pat Mills 16 months ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      Among noted Yemeni athletes have been boxer Ali Raymi and sprinter Fatima Dahman.

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      Pat Mills 16 months ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      I take that back about Yemen and the World Cup. The 2022 Cup will play in Qatar.

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      Pat Mills 16 months ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      For Y, I choose Yemen, where soccer is the most popular sport. The nation will host the World Cup in 2022.

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      Marc Lee 16 months ago from Durham, NC

      So I say we reverse the alphabet and do it again..this time Z to A...and we start back with the Z team being Zambia...Samuel Matete won Silver for this nation in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, and they have had some more recent contenders like Prince Mumba....

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      Pat Mills 16 months ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      I will finish the alphabet with Z for Zimbabwe. Among their notable athletes are the Black siblings (Wayne, Byron, and Cara) and Olympic medal winning swimmer Kristy Coventry.

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      Marc Lee 16 months ago from Durham, NC

      For Y, what about Yugoslavia......Definitely been some serious basketball players that have come from this part of the world..

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      Pat Mills 16 months ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      My X choice is Xiushan Island in China, which annually hosts various sporting events played in the mud.

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      Marc Lee 16 months ago from Durham, NC

      My W Choice, Western Sahara .....a grueling race went through it's territory several years back...

      http://awsa.org.au/marathon-runners-trek-across-we...

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      Pat Mills 16 months ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      For V, I select Venezuela, whose name talent has included Miguel Cabrera, Carl Herrera, and Johnny Cecotto Sr. and Jr..

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      Pat Mills 16 months ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      My U choice is the United States. Stars of its many sports include Bryce Harper, Cam Newton, Stephen Curry, Patrick Kane, Elena Delle Donne, Serena Williams, Tim Howard, Alex Morgan, Ryan Hunter-Reay, and Kyle Busch.

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      Pat Mills 17 months ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      For T I am going with Thailand. Nong Tum is a noted kickboxer, while Pawina Thongsuk made her mark in weightlifting.

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      Marc Lee 17 months ago from Durham, NC

      For S What about SPAIN.....Among the famous Spanish athletes are Tennis star Rafael Nadal, basketball player Pau Gasol, Soccer players Lionel Messi an d Raul..... bicyclist Michael Indurain - auto racer Fernando Alonzo and golfer Sergio Garcia.....

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      Pat Mills 17 months ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      With the letter R, I will go with Russia. Among their better known sports stars are Alexander Ovechkin, Maria Sharapova, and Svetlana Abrosimova.

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      Marc Lee 17 months ago from Durham, NC

      For q what about the nation of Qatar which by the way bid for the 2016 and 2020 Olympics, And in London produced two bronze medal winners, one in Shooting and the other in High JUmp......

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      Pat Mills 17 months ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      For P, I select Portugal, whose famed athletes include soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo and marathon runner Rosa Mota.

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      Marc Lee 17 months ago from Durham, NC

      For the letter O, the tiny country of Oman..They have competed in seven Olympics dating back to the 84 Olympics in L.A. and they will be sporting a team in Rio part of Brazil this year...

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      Pat Mills 17 months ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      For the letter N, I am choosing New Zealand. Steven Adams and Sean Marks are among the better known basketball players, while Riki Ellison and Stephen Paea made their way to the NFL.

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      Marc Lee 17 months ago from Durham, NC

      For the letter M, we will stick with the African nations...This time it is Mozambique...They gave us track runner Kurt Couto and Maria Mutola and Tina Paulino...Boxer Steven Mwema and others...

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      Pat Mills 17 months ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      My selection for the letter L is Latvia. Sandis Ozolins played hockey in his country and in the NHL, while Kristaps Porzongis.

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      Marc Lee 17 months ago from Durham, NC

      For K, I'm going with Kenya.......So many great runners like Alfred Yego and Alice Chelangat and Catherine Ndereba......Great soccer players like McDonald Mariga and Peter Opiyo....and others sports stars as well..

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      Pat Mills 17 months ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      I'm going with Japan for the letter J. Baseball greats Sadaharu Oh and Ichiro Suzuki hail from that country, while Yuta Tabuse became the first Japanese player in the NBA.

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      Marc Lee 17 months ago from Durham, NC

      For I, Let's go With Ireland ....They have given us golfer John Duffy, long distance runner John Treacy, Soccer stars Roy Keane and Damien Duff and of course George Best, and boxer Michael Carruth.....

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      Pat Mills 17 months ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      Honduras was the birthplace of two Pro Football Hall Of Famers - Ted Hendricks and Steve Van Buren.

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      Marc Lee 17 months ago from Durham, NC

      For G, we will go with Guyana ...Definitely some great runners like Winston George, Adam Hayes, Charles Allen, and Mark Mason have come out of this small country..

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      Pat Mills 17 months ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      F is Finland, whose natives who made their way to the NHL include Teemu Selanne and Antti Niemi.

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      Marc Lee 17 months ago from Durham, NC

      For E I Go with England......They gave us Andy Murray, Howard Eastman, and Kevin Mitchell just to name a few.....

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      Pat Mills 17 months ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      I choose the Dominican Republic for the letter D. Among the baseball greats from that land are Juan Marichal and Pedro Martinez.

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      Marc Lee 17 months ago from Durham, NC

      Well C would be China.....China has given us Yao Ming and Jeremy Linn in basketball.......They also gave us Li Na and Yan Zi in Tennis.......also a host of other sports stars...Now give us a D....

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      Pat Mills 17 months ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      A B nation would be Brazil, with such one-named stars like Pele and Nene.