Classic - Sport

Sport

Many sporting events take the name classic:

  • Horse races, e.g. British Classic Races
  • Snooker tournaments e.g. the Lucan Racing Irish Classic
  • College Basketball e.g. the Charleston Classic
  • Major League Baseball All-Star Game e.g. the Midsummer Classic
  • National Hockey League, the Winter Classic.
  • Cycling, the Classic cycle races

In Spanish-speaking countries, the term "Clásico" refers to a match between two football teams known as traditional rivals, e.g. El Clásico in Spain.

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Famous quotes containing the word sport:

    The sport of digging the bait is nearly equal to that of catching the fish, when one’s appetite is not too keen.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Sweet Auburn, loveliest village of the plain,
    Where health and plenty cheered the labouring swain,
    Where smiling spring its earliest visit paid,
    And parting summer’s lingering blooms delayed,
    Dear lovely bowers of innocence and ease,
    Seats of my youth, when every sport could please,
    How often have I loitered o’er the green,
    Where humble happiness endeared each scene.
    Oliver Goldsmith (1730?–1774)

    Every American travelling in England gets his own individual sport out of the toy passenger and freight trains and the tiny locomotives, with their faint, indignant, tiny whistle. Especially in western England one wonders how the business of a nation can possibly be carried on by means so insufficient.
    Willa Cather (1876–1947)