What about certain lesser known sports in Europe?

Bocce:I-a type of lawn bowling usually played on a long, narrow dirt court in many parts of Italy. For more about its rules, see www.bocce.com Petanque-French ball game similar to bocce. See www.petanque.org or www.britishpetanque.org Gaelic Football Pelota (Pelota Vasca)the game from which jai alai was developed originating from the Basque region of Spain Hurling-Irish…

How did Jacques Cousteau get his start?

Born on June 11, 1910 in St. Andre de Cubzac (near Bordeaux), the legendary French oceanographer, author, and film producer began his career as a graduate from the Naval Academy in Brest, France and served as a naval officer during WWII eventually founding the undersea research group of the French Navy in 1945. He co-invented…

What are the top Ski Spots of Europe?

The ski season in Europe usually runs from December into April. The International Ski Federation (FIS) is the governing body of skiing. While it is estimated that skiing began in Norway some 4,000 years ago, one of the oldest ski’s in existence dates from around 600 AD and can be seen at the the Ski…

Where’s the best place to run a marathon?

In Europe, engaging in a marathon merges sightseeing and exercising to create a fun and healthy experience for participants and spectators. Participants run by significant monuments and witness where historical events have taken place while they work out for charitable causes. Read below for more information about marathons in some of Europe’s most beautiful cities. …

What are the major pro cycling championships of Europe?

UCI World Cycling Championships. Also see www.cyclinghalloffame.com Tour D’France finishes on Champs-Elysees at Arc d’ triomphe. *mention Lance Armstrong x time winner of Tour d’France Visit: letour.fr Giro d’ Italia (Tour of Italy)- a 25 day cross country race each May. Starts in Nice, France www.giroditalia.it Tour de Spain (La Vuelta de Espana) lavuelta.com Tour…