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In honor of the Rio Olympics, the greatest sports debate of all time: What is a sport?


IT WAS A spectacle, all right. The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, which occurred near the end of May, marked the first sellout in the history of what is known as the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Approximately 350,000 people witnessed rookie driver Alexander Rossi taking the checkered flag in Speedway, Indiana, making it the largest attended single-day sporting event in history.

PAWN-TIFICATING: Chessboxing has a diabolic logic to it, a brain-brawn brawl: a round of chess followed by a round of boxing. Rinse, repeat until someone scores a checkmate or a knockout.
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