Sports

Sydney, Australia

North Sydney Olympic Pool

At the time of its debut, this brick entryway welcomed guests to “the wonder pool of Australasia”.

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Nordic Club

These hand-painted tags are used to mark tennis court occupancy at the Nordic Club—an unlikely establishment on the banks of Gulshan Lake in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Sapporo, Japan

Olympic Museum

Major Theodor Edler von Lerch, an Austro-Hungarian soldier, brought skiing to Japan when he visited in the winter of 1911 to observe the Imperial Army, which had just won the Russo-Japanese War.

Aguascalientes, Mexico

Parque K. M. Romo Gymnasium

Romolandia is a seventeen-acre amusement park featuring games, rides, and sports facilities, including this stunning basketball court.

Tigre, Argentina

Club de Regatas La Marina

An iconic athletic institution associated as much with its successful rugby and field hockey squads as its rowing program.

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Elphin Sports Center

Table tennis is played at the highest levels of global sporting competition—at the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, and Paralympics.

Daytona Beach, Florida, United States

Daytona International Speedway

If Daytona was going to be the world capital for competitive speed, it was going to need a precise timer.

Glava, Sweden

Grandstand

By the appearance of their grandstand, the team struggled with maintaining the requisite rowdy fan base to boost their morale.

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Midtown Bowl

Not many can claim the title of "accidental bowling alley owners", but Aaron Goldman and Tim Schrager are among the rarified few.

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Medinah Athletic Club

Once an exclusive men's club, this completely renovated hotel feels like stepping into Chicago's extravagant past.

Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

Saint Paul Athletic Club

In 1917, members of the Saint Paul Athletic Club raised $1 million to build its new clubhouse.

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Paseo YMCA

A historic community center that served as the meeting place for the formation of the Negro National League.

Hamburg-Blankenese, Germany

Blankeneser Segel Club

The Blankeneser Segel Club (BSC) is the oldest sailing club in Germany with direct access to the river Elbe, one of the three major rivers in Central Europe

Kells, Ireland

Kells Handball Club

Inside the unassuming yellow-walled building with pronounced signage in powder blue trim, there are solely two courts..and a community of champions.

Sognsvann Lake, Norway

Cross-Country Skiers

The Norwegian relationship to skiing runs deep: the first rock carving of a skier was created 4,500 years ago in Rødøy, Norway.

Potsdam, Germany

Sportpark Luftschiffhafen

Before it was a sports training ground for young athletes to reach Olympic gold, the Sportpark’s site was an airship port built in 1911 by the pioneer Graf Zeppelin.

Stockholm, Sweden

Royal Tennis Hall

The Royal Tennis Hall was built after Sweden's king visited England and fell in love with the sport.

Surabaya, Indonesia

Gelora Bung Tomo Stadium

Not only the capital of East Java province, but Surabaya is also the center and barometer of association football clubs in Indonesia.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Maracanã Stadium

These seats are found within a landmark of Rio de Janeiro, better known by its nickname, Maracanã Stadium. It has hosted numerous FIFA World Cups, concerts, and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

Marbella, Spain

Puente Romano Marbella

Opened in 1979, this Tennis Club was once managed by tennis legend Bjorn Borg and is frequented by top players from around the world.

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Estádio do Pacaembu

This Art Deco stadium is home to Sao Paulo's football competitions. You can even find football-related action under the bleachers!

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Avondale Bowl

Original pin setters, wood lanes, and paper score cards give this restored bowling alley an authentically retro feel.

Columbus, Ohio, USA

Cooper Stadium

This former baseball stadium in Columbus, Ohio once hosted concerts by Aerosmith, Rush, and Bob Dylan. Today, only the third base side bleachers remain.

Strasbourg, France

Club Vosgien

This hiking club makes and maintains trails in France's Vosges Mountain range.

Doha, Qatar

Khalifa International Stadium

Renovated and reopened in 2017, this beloved football stadium is set to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup - the first ever in the Middle East.

Munich, Germany

Olympiastadion

This German stadium was constructed for the 1976 Olympics in Munich, dubbed "The Cheerful Games".

Bregenz, Austria

Festspielhaus Bregen

This massive event center in Bregenz, Austria can host hundreds of thousands of spectators annually.

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Choi Hung Estate

Attracting thousands of tourists, photographers, and architecture enthusiasts each year, this basketball court in Hong Kong is a world-famous attraction in itself.

Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Oakville Lawn Bowling Club

This bowling club hosts a strategic game dating back to the 13th century informally called "curling on grass."

Udine, Italy

Stadio Friuli

This Italian "all-seater", with no standing room, soccer stadium is best known for hosting the 1990 FIFA World Cup.

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