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Wide World of Sports

The national pastime of the U.S.? The sports capital of the U.S.? If you don’t know the score, we’ll tell you.

We vie with L.A. as the last great center of boxing—professional bouts, neighborhood boxing clubs, Golden Gloves, you name it. Every three years, we host the Maloof Cup in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, which, I’m sure you don’t need to be told, is the highest championship (with one of the best purses) a skateboarder can aspire to. In the spring, we even have competitive angling when the Fishermen’s Conservation Association hosts its annual Manhattan Cup, the area’s largest catch-and-release tournament.

We’re the most competitive city in the world. Even our dogs are kick-ass. The first Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show was held in 1877, making it the second-oldest continuously held sporting event in the country (behind only the Kentucky Derby). Last year, 179 breeds were shown—almost as many as we have breeds of people.

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