Presidents Day: How US leaders fared in the sporting arena

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Presidents Day is used every year to celebrate all presidents of the U.S. and George Washington’s birthday, with some states also celebrating President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.

As the U.S. honors the U.S. leaders, it’s fun to look back at the sporting achievements of some presidents.

Read below for a look at how some former presidents fared in the athletic arena.


President Abraham Lincoln

Colorized antique photograph portrait of Abraham Lincoln

Colorized antique photograph portrait of Abraham Lincoln

The History Channel noted that President Lincoln was an amateur wrestler in the 1830s. “Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years, Vol. 1” detailed Lincoln wrestling and beating Jack Armstrong, who was a champion from a nearby town.

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame honored Lincoln in 1992 as an “Outstanding American.”

President Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, is seen in this undated photo.

Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, is seen in this undated photo.
(AP Photo, File)

President Roosevelt has been described as the ultimate sportsman. He was a boxer and a wrestler, and he played tennis and polo. He would regularly box at the White House and was injured by his military aide Col. Daniel T. Moore in a sparring session.

His sporting legacy has left an imprint on one of the greatest superstars of any professional sport – Tom Brady. The seven-time Super Bowl champion has quoted Roosevelt’s “Man in the Arena” speech and used the speech as the title for his ESPN documentary.

President William Taft

President Taft attended Yale in 1874 and competed in intramural wrestling. He was the heavyweight champion at one point during his time at the school.

According to the Miller Center, Taft was a solid baseball player, as well.

President Herbert Hoover

President Hoover attended Stanford University and became

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Esports Arena And Studio To Open At Mall Of America

The Mall of The usa, a pioneer in using points of interest like amusement parks and aquariums to draw crowds, is embracing a new variety of knowledge – esports. The shopping mall has a deal with Wisdom Gaming to make an esports broadcast studio and gaming venue.

The announcement could signal the begin of the esports period for malls, when obtaining a spot to host livestreaming video gaming situations turns into an important component for a modern shopping mall, as encounters switch traditional retail.

Wisdom Gaming plans to produce a room in which it can livestream esports competitions in entrance of a studio audience, and host other gaming occasions. The 18,000 sq. foot house, on the fourth flooring of the mall, will also have a gaming lounge serving meals and drinks, and a retail shop.

The esports location is scheduled to open up in the 1st quarter of subsequent 12 months.

Knowledge Gaming also strategies to choose gain of the possibility to maintain significant esports situations in the mall’s TCF Rotunda, an open space that is applied for concerts and celeb appearances.

“The flexibility and the capability to scale is really what excites us the most about the partnership with the Mall of The united states,” mentioned Nicole Du Cane Spencer, vice president of product sales and partnerships at Wisdom Gaming.

In addition to internet hosting view parties and stay viewers gaming broadcasts in its studio, “we can scale it all the way up to accomplishing 10,000-in addition-persons functions

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