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The Mongolian Olympics; H. G. Wells’ miniature war game; the very first Mexican wrestler to be unmasked in the ring; and the 1970 computer-mediated fight between Rocky Marciano and Muhammad Ali.

Nadaam is the Olympics for three uniquely Mongolian sports.


The sci-fi novelist H. G. Wells invented one of the first miniature war games, “Little Wars.”


El Murciélago Enmascarado, The Masked Bat, was the first Mexican wrestler to be unmasked in the ring.


The 1970 Super Fight pitted two undefeated heavyweight champions – Muhammad Ali and Rocky Marciano – against each other. The result was decided by a computer.

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