Sports

  • Best Stadiums, Queen Elizabeth Park, Closing Ceremony

    The 2012 Olympic Games closing ceremony was dubbed A Symphony of British Music and featured a tribute to the Beatles and Freddie Mercury along with live performances by Elbow, Madness, Kate Bush,…   See the Image

  • Best Stadiums, Toyko, Japan

    Toyko hosted the Summer Games in 1964 and was recently awarded the 2020 games partly based on their "conservative" $5 billion projected costs. Rather than building completely new venues,…   See the Image

  • Best Stadiums, Stade Olympique de Montréal in Montreal, Canada

    Seen here at night, this is main venue for the 1976 Summer Olympics. The stadium was nicknamed "The Big O" in reference to the doughnut-shape of the permanent component of the stadium's…   See the Image

  • Daytona USA in Daytona Beach, Fla.

    Orlando enjoys a car and bike culture year-round, but every February and March, half a million visitors descend on Daytona Beach to ride motorcycles, party and enjoy several days of motorcycle racing…   See the Image

  • Golfing in Orlando, Fla.

    Published 01/22/14 in Places
    Golfing in Orlando, Fla.

    Orlando is, without a doubt, a premier golfing destination, so much so entire “golfing communities” are built around courses for the benefit of those who love to tee. The 18-hole Legacy Golf Course…   See the Image

  • Waterskiing in Winter Haven, Fla.

    Winter Haven is a sportsman’s paradise with so many recreational options within easy reach for residents, and many times that fun takes them onto the water.   See the Image

  • Paddleboarding in Winter Haven, Fla.

    The sport of paddleboarding has quickly grown in popularity with participants of all ages and fitness levels taking part. These participants at Paddleboard Winter Haven demonstrate the unique…   See the Image

  • Cypresswood Golf & Country Club in Winter Haven, Fla.

    Sports lovers will appreciate Winter Haven’s mild year-round temperatures, perfect for hitting the links at the city’s Willowbrook Municipal Golf Course or one of dozens of area courses such as…   See the Image

  • Waterskiing in Winter Haven, Fla.

    Doing their part to keep the rich history of Cypress Gardens alive and well, a group of volunteer water skiers, many of whom were past members of the attraction’s popular ski shows, perform for…   See the Image

  • Kayaking in Winter Haven, Fla.

    Kayaking is a popular sport in the “Chain of Lakes City,” and with Winter Haven’s UPKEEP program, a public Kayak use and educational tour initiative, everyone can get a chance to enjoy the lakes from…   See the Image