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SPORTS
Winter Olympic Locations
international
The Winter Olympic Games or Games of the Winter Olympiad is a sporting event which occurs every four years. The first celebration of the Winter Olympics was held in Chamonix, France, in 1924.
SPORTS
Summer Olympic Locations
international
The Summer Olympic Games or the Games of the Olympiad, first held in 1896, are an international multisport event, occurring every four years, organized by the International Olympic Committee.
UNIVERSITY
Mid-American Conference
united states/canada
The Mid-American Conference (MAC) is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college athletic conference with a membership base in the Great Lakes region that stretches from Western New York to Illinois. Nine of the twelve full member schools are in Ohio and Michigan, with single members located in Illinois, Indiana and New York. For football, the MAC participates in the NCAAs Football Bowl Subdivision, with an affiliate member in Massachusetts.
SPORTS
2012-2013 College Bowl Games
united states
The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is a selection system that creates five bowl match-ups involving ten of the top ranked teams in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), including an opportunity for the top two to compete in the BCS National Championship Game.
MUSIC
Country Artist Birthplaces
united states/canada
Where was your favorite Country Music Artist born? We mapped the birthplaces of today's young country stars. Country music is a genre of American popular music that began in the rural regions of the Southern United States in the 1920s and 20th century Canada. It takes its roots from southeastern American folk music, Western cowboy.
SPORTS
Best and Worst Sports Cities
united states/canada
Is your city one of the top places for sports franchise wins? Or are you one of the worst. (Sorry Philly)
WEATHER
Top 10 Costliest Hurricanes in U.S. History
united states
A list of the 10 costliest hurricanes in United States history. Dates, hurricane categories and their respective tracking maps.
CABLE NEWS
Is cable news biased? Why of course it is
mapcot.com
For the last six months we gathered facts, figures and data on the three major cable news networks. We found that all three have a distinct, subjective, ideological slant. Every news commentator has a point of view and therefore the cumulative impact on the network as a whole can be measured. All aspects of an individual's life and environment have an impact on how they report the news.
UNIVERSITY
Ivy League
united states/canada
The Ivy League is an athletic conference composed of sports teams from eight private institutions of higher education in the Northeastern United States. The conference name is also commonly used to refer to those eight schools as a group.
FLORIDA (UNITED STATES)
Happy Birthday EPCOT
sun sentinal online
Disney World fans and officials marked the 30th birthday of Epcot with low-key celebrations at the theme park on Monday. Festivities included an afternoon ceremony at the America Gardens Theatre, sessions on Epcot's history and queues for Epcot fans to pick up limited-edition merchandise
UNITED STATES
U.S. State Capitals
united states
Washington, D.C. has been the capital of the United States since 1800. Eight other cities have served as the meeting place for Congress and are therefore considered to have once been the capital of the United States. In addition, each of the 50 U.S. states and the five principal territories of the United States maintains its own capital.
KENTUCKY (UNITED STATES)
Kentucky Bourbon Distilleries
united states
Bourbon is a type of American whiskey a barrel aged distilled spirit made primarily from corn. The name of the spirit derives from its historical association with an area known as Old Bourbon, around what is now Bourbon County, Kentucky (which, in turn, was named after the French House of Bourbon royal family).
CAPITALS
Canadian Capitals
canada
Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean. Canada is the world's second-largest country by total area, and its common border with the United States is the world's longest land border.
UNITED STATES
12 Proposed U.S. States That Didn't Make the Cut
mentalfloss.com
The road to 50 states was littered with wannabes who couldn't wait to declare themselves, but never quite got to full statehood. Here are 12 states that could have been.
TECHNOLOGY
Poking Fun at Apple's New Maps
nytimes.com
When Apple introduced iOS 6, its latest mobile operating system, on Wednesday, it made one of the biggest changes to the software in years: It replaced Google's maps with its own. And now that plenty of iPhone customers have had a chance to use the new Apple maps for a few days, the reactions have been strong
TECHNOLOGY
Apple's Maps App: Just How Bad Is It?
mashable.com
Apple's iOS 6 update is almost a day old, and for iPhone and iPad users, there's much to love about this newborn. Despite a few odd glitches, it's a solid update. Everything seems to run faster, use less battery life, and there are all sorts of easter eggs (such as the delightful Panorama feature) waiting to be uncovered.
ICE HOCKEY
New Jersey Youth Hockey League
united states/new jersey
The New Jersey Youth Hockey League (NJYHL) is a youth ice hockey league comprised of boys and girls aged 5 through 18. The NJYHL is a member of USA Hockey and the USA Hockey Atlantic District. The league is comprised of 34 member organizations from New Jersey and New York.
POLITICS
U.S. Presidents - Birthplaces
united states
Under the United States Constitution, the President of the United States is the head of state and head of government of the United States. As chief of the executive branch and head of the federal government as a whole, the presidency is the highest political office in the United States by influence and recognition.
UNIVERSITY
Big East Conference
united states/canada
The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of sixteen universities in the eastern half of the United States. The conference's 17 members (15 full time and 2 associate member) participate in 24 NCAA sports. Eight of the seventeen conference schools are football members and the Big East competes as a BCS conference in the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), the top level of NCAA competition in that sport (also known by its former designation: Division I A).
UNIVERSITY
Sun Belt Conference
united states/canada
The Sun Belt Conference is a college athletic conference that has been affiliated with the NCAA's Division I since 1976. Originally a non-football conference, the Sun Belt began sponsoring football in 2001. Its football teams participate in the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). The 11 member institutions of the Sun Belt are distributed primarily across the southern United States.
UNIVERSITY
Conference USA
united states/canada
Conference USA (CUSA) is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. The conference participates in the NCAA's Division I in all sports. CUSA's offices are located in the Las Colinas business district of the Dallas suburb of Irving, Texas.
UNIVERSITY
Mountain West Conference
united states/canada
The Mountain West Conference (formally abbreviated MW since July 2011; informally MWC), popularly known as the Mountain West, is the youngest of the college athletic conferences affiliated with the NCAA's Division I FBS (formerly I A). The MW officially began operations in July 1999.
UNIVERSITY
Big-12 Conference
united states/canada
The Big 12 Conference is a college athletic conference of ten schools, with headquarters located in Irving, Texas. It is a member of the NCAA's Division I for all sports; its football teams compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS; formerly Division I A), the higher of two levels of NCAA Division I football competition.
SOCCER
La Liga
spain
The Primera Division (First Division) of the Liga Nacional de Futbol Profesional (LFP), commonly known in the English speaking world as La Liga (The League), and officially named for sponsorship reasons Liga BBVA (BBVA League) is the top professional association football division of the Spanish football league system.
SOCCER
Premier League
united kingdom
The Premier League is an English professional league for association football clubs. At the top of the English football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. Contested by 20 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the Football League. The Premier League is a corporation in which the 20 member clubs act as shareholders.
THEATRE
Broadway Theatres and Shows
united states/new york
Broadway theatre, commonly called simply Broadway, is a theatrical performance presented in one of the 40 professional theatres with 500 or more seats located in the Theatre District centered along Broadway, and in Lincoln Center, in Manhattan in New York City. Along with London's West End theatre, Broadway theatre is widely considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English speaking world.
UNIVERSITY
Western Athletic Conference
united states/canada
The Western Athletic Conference (WAC) is an American collegiate athletic conference, which was formed on July 27, 1962, making it the sixth oldest of the 11 college athletic conferences currently participating in the NCAA's Division I FBS (formerly Division I A). In football, the WAC is a non automatic qualifier member of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) selection system.
UNIVERSITY
Big-10 Conference
united states/canada
The Big Ten Conference (B1G), formerly Western Conference and Big Nine Conference, is the United States' oldest Division I college athletic conference. Its twelve member institutions (which are primarily flagship research universities in their respective states, well regarded academically, and with relatively large student enrollment) are located primarily in the Midwestern United States, stretching from Nebraska in the west to Pennsylvania in the east, and from Indiana in the south to Minnesota in the north.
UNIVERSITY
Pacific-12 Conference
united states/canada
The Pacific 12 Conference (Pac 12) is a college athletic conference that operates in the Western United States. It participates in the NCAA's Division I; its football teams compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS; formerly Division I A), the higher of two levels of NCAA Division I football competition.
UNIVERSITY
Southeastern Conference
united states/canada
The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is an American college athletic conference whose member institutions are located primarily in the southeastern part of the United States. It is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. The SEC participates in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I in athletic competitions; for football, it is part of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), formerly known as Division I A.
UNIVERSITY
Atlantic Coast Conference
united states/canada
The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is a collegiate athletic league in the United States. Founded in 1953 in Greensboro, North Carolina, the ACC sanctions competition in twenty five sports in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association for its twelve member universities.
SOCCER
MLS - Western Conference
united states/canada
Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league representing the sports highest level in the United States and Canada. Sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation (U.S. Soccer), the league is composed of 19 teams, 16 in the U.S. and 3 in Canada. Major League Soccer was founded in 1993 as part of the United States' bid to host the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
SOCCER
MLS - Eastern Conference
united states/canada
Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league representing the sports highest level in the United States and Canada. Sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation (U.S. Soccer), the league is composed of 19 teams, 16 in the U.S. and 3 in Canada. Major League Soccer was founded in 1993 as part of the United States' bid to host the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
SOCCER
Major League Soccer
united states/canada
Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league representing the sports highest level in the United States and Canada. Sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation (U.S. Soccer), the league is composed of 19 teams, 16 in the U.S. and 3 in Canada. Major League Soccer was founded in 1993 as part of the United States' bid to host the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
FOOTBALL
National Football Conference
united states/canada
The National Football League (NFL) is the highest level of professional American football in the United States, and is considered the top professional American football league in the world. It was formed by eleven teams in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association, with the league changing its name to the National Football League in 1922.
FOOTBALL
American Football Conference
united states/canada
The National Football League (NFL) is the highest level of professional American football in the United States, and is considered the top professional American football league in the world. It was formed by eleven teams in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association, with the league changing its name to the National Football League in 1922.
FOOTBALL
National Football League
united states/canada
The National Football League (NFL) is the highest level of professional American football in the United States, and is considered the top professional American football league in the world. It was formed by eleven teams in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association, with the league changing its name to the National Football League in 1922.
BASKETBALL
NBA - Western Conference
united states/canada
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America. With thirty franchised member clubs (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada), the NBA is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.
BASKETBALL
NBA - Eastern Conference
united states/canada
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America. With thirty franchised member clubs (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada), the NBA is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.
BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association
united states/canada
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America. With thirty franchised member clubs (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada), the NBA is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.
HOCKEY
NHL - Western Conference
united states/canada
The National Hockey League (NHL) is an unincorporated not-for-profit association which operates a major professional ice hockey league of 30 franchised member clubs, of which seven are currently located in Canada and 23 in the United States.
HOCKEY
NHL - Eastern Conference
united states/canada
The National Hockey League (NHL) is an unincorporated not-for-profit association which operates a major professional ice hockey league of 30 franchised member clubs, of which seven are currently located in Canada and 23 in the United States.
HOCKEY
National Hockey League
united states/canada
The National Hockey League (NHL) is an unincorporated not-for-profit association which operates a major professional ice hockey league of 30 franchised member clubs, of which seven are currently located in Canada and 23 in the United States.
BASEBALL
MLB - National League
united states/canada
Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball league, consisting of teams that play in the American League and the National League. The two leagues merged in 2000 into a single organization led by the Commissioner of Baseball, after 100 years as separate legal entities. MLB constitutes one of the major professional sports leagues of the United States and Canada. It is composed of 30 teams, 29 in the United States and one in Canada.
BASEBALL
MLB - American League
united states/canada
Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball league, consisting of teams that play in the American League and the National League. The two leagues merged in 2000 into a single organization led by the Commissioner of Baseball, after 100 years as separate legal entities. MLB constitutes one of the major professional sports leagues of the United States and Canada. It is composed of 30 teams, 29 in the United States and one in Canada.
BASEBALL
Major League Baseball
united states/canada
Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball league, consisting of teams that play in the American League and the National League. The two leagues merged in 2000 into a single organization led by the Commissioner of Baseball, after 100 years as separate legal entities. MLB constitutes one of the major professional sports leagues of the United States and Canada. It is composed of 30 teams, 29 in the United States and one in Canada.







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