Number 4 in Sports

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The interval (in years) between 2 consecutive summer Olympic Games, since the first in 1896 (Athens, Greece). Exceptions: 1916 (World War I), 1940 and 1944 (World War II) and there is an intermediate Games in 1906 (Athens, Greece).

 

The interval (in years) between 2 consecutive winter Olympic Games, since the first in 1924 (Chamonix, France) to 1992 (Albertville, France), where they are organized in the same year with summer Games.

Starting the 1994 Games (Lillehammer, Norway) winter and summer Games have been alternating for every 2 years.

 

The number of players in the starting lineup for a polo team.

 

The jersey numbers most commonly worn by starting defenders in soccer: 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6.

 

The jersey numbers most commonly worn by starting midfielders in soccer: 4, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 11, where 7 for left wing and 11 for right wing.

 

The number of types of medals for the World Cup, organized every 4 years: gold, gold-plated silver, silver and copper.

 

The number of highest major professional tennis tournaments in the world: Australia Open, French Open, Wimbledon (British) and U.S. Open (in order of time in a calendar year).

 

The number of highest major men’s professional golf tournaments in the world: Masters, U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship. (PGA is Professional Golf Association). The “fifth” major is Players Championship.

 

The number of highest major women’s professional golf tournaments in the world: the (Nabisco) Championship, U.S. Women’s Open, Women’s British Open and the LPGA Championship. (LPGA is Ladies Professional Golf Association).

 

The offensive team in an American football game must forward the football 10 yards in 3 or maximum 4 consecutive downs (attempts to run or pass) in order to keep the football after a “first down and ten”.

 

The number of winning games needed to win a “best of seven” series.

 

The number of persons/competitors for a relay race team.  The number of legs for a relay race.

 

“Elite Eight”, i.e., eight teams or players, winners from “Sweet Sixteen” or Round of 16, will enter quarterfinals of a tournament. Four winners will enter the semifinals or “Final Four”.

 

A hole in golf course is either par-3, par-4 or par-5.

 

Four-ball: a golf match in which two players play their better ball against the better ball of two other players.

 

Foursome: a golf match in which two players play against two other players and each side plays one ball only.

 

The depth of a golf hole (inches).

 

The loft angle of iron golf clubs is increased by 4o from the vertical, from 2-iron to 9-iron; for pitching wedge is 52o and sand wedge 58o.

2-iron: 18o         3-iron: 22o     4-iron: 26o      5-iron: 30o

6-iron: 34o         7-iron: 38o     8-iron: 42o      9-iron: 46o.

 

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The diameter of a golf hole: 4¼ inches.