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Encyclopedia > Sports in California

For a list of professional sports teams in California, see List of professional sports teams in California. List of professional sports teams in California National Football League Oakland Raiders San Francisco 49ers San Diego Chargers National Basketball Association Golden State Warriors (Oakland) Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Clippers Sacramento Kings Womens National Basketball Association Los Angeles Sparks Sacramento Monarchs National Hockey League San Jose Sharks Mighty...

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Olympic and other world-wide events

California hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley, the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, as well as the 1994 FIFA World Cup. Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The VIII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1960 in Squaw Valley, USA. Alexander Cushing, the creator of the resort, campaigned vigorously to win the Games. ... Squaw Valley can refer to the following places in California in the United States: Squaw Valley, California - A census-designated place located in Fresno County, California. ... The 1932 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the X Olympiad, were held in 1932 in Los Angeles, California, United States. ... Music sample: Olympic Fanfare and Theme ( file info) — composed by John Williams for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles Problems listening to the file? See media help. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... The 1994 Football World Cup held in the USA was won by Brazil who beat Italy 3-2 on penalty kicks after the game and extra time ended 0-0. ...


Los Angeles is currently competing to host the 2016 Summer Olympics; San Francisco has withdrawn its bid for these Olympics, because of concerns about available stadium space. The 2016 Summer Olympics, formally titled the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, is a major international sports and cultural festival to be celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games as governed by the International Olympic Committee. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


Professional sports

California has some fifteen major professional sports league franchises, far more than any other state. The San Francisco Bay Area has their six major league teams spread in three cities, San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose. While also home to six major league franchises, the Greater Los Angeles Area is the largest metropolitan area not to have any teams from the National Football League. San Diego has two major league teams, and Sacramento has one. The major professional sports leagues are those professional sports leagues with the largest fan bases and television audiences (and therefore, the largest revenues and player salaries). ... USGS Satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Oakland is the name of several places in the United States of America: Oakland, Alabama Oakland, California (The best-known city with this name) Oakland, Florida Oakland, Maine Oakland, Maryland Oakland, Michigan Oakland, Missouri Oakland, Nebraska Oakland, New Jersey Oakland, Oklahoma Oakland, Oregon Oakland, Pennsylvania Oakland, Rhode Island Oakland, Tennessee... Nickname: Capital of Silicon Valley Location of San Jose within Santa Clara County, California. ... The Greater Los Angeles Area is the agglomeration of urbanized area around the city of Los Angeles, California. ... Bills Dolphins Patriots Jets Ravens Bengals Browns Steelers Texans Colts Titans Broncos Chiefs Raiders Chargers Cowboys Giants Eagles Redskins Bears Lions Packers Vikings Falcons Panthers Saints Buccaneers Jaguars Cardinals Rams 49ers Seahawks The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin... Sacramento is a Spanish- and Portuguese-language word meaning sacrament; it is a common toponym in parts of the world where those tongues were or are spoken. ...


College Sports

Home to some of most prominent universities in the United States, California has long had many respected collegiate sports programs. In particular, the athletic programs of the University of Southern California, University of California, Berkeley, UCLA and Stanford University. California is also home to the oldest college bowl game, the annual Rose Bowl (Pasadena), the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl (San Diego), the Emerald Bowl (San Francisco), and the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl (San Diego). // USC athletics participates in the NCAA Division I-A Pacific Ten Conference and has won 106 total team national championships, 86 of which are NCAA National Championships. ... Cal Logo The California Golden Bears is the nickname used for 27 varsity athletic programs of the University of California, Berkeley. ... The University of California, Los Angeles, popularly known as UCLA, is a public, coeducational university situated in the neighborhood of Westwood within the city of Los Angeles. ... Stanford redirects here. ... The Rose Bowl can refer to: The Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena, California. ... Pasadena is the name of several places: In the United States: Pasadena, California Pasadena, Maryland Pasadena, Texas In Canada: Pasadena, Newfoundland Pasadena is also the name of a submarine in the United States Navy, the SSN 752 Pasadena, the third naval vessel to bear that name and the first submarine... The Holiday Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game that has been played annually at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California, since 1978. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin... The Emerald Bowl is a post-season college football bowl game certified by the NCAA that has been played annually at 40,800-seat SBC Park (home of the San Francisco Giants) in San Francisco, California, since 2002. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... The Poinsettia Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game that was created in 2005. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin...


Other sports events

Each year, the California State Games take place here. In addition, many high schools teams are often nationally-ranked. The California State Games is an Olympic-style competition for Californias amateur athletes of all ages and abilities. ...


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