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Las Vegas Attractions - Freedom Park
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22 July 2010

Las Vegas Attractions - Freedom ParkDesignated skate parks have been popping up all over the United States for decades. They first started being built for skateboarders to have a place to skate where they would be both safer and out of the way of the police who always tried to shut them down. A lot of these skate parks were inevitably named “freedom” park, and the Freedom Park in Las Vegas is one of the most popular.

Before the recent renovations last January, Vegas’ Freedom Park didn’t place much emphasis on skating, however. In fact, with the lackluster sporting environment, it didn’t place much emphasis on any sport. It was basically a designated area for kids to stay out of traffic. Now it has finally become a respectable and popular landmark of the community.

Anyone driving around Vegas would have to be blind to miss this massive park. It’s located right on Washington Avenue, across from the swank Desert Pines Golf Club, and covers an impressive 68-acre plot of land. This multi-use park is really attracting the sporting types and tourists now that the $17.5 million makeover is completed.

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10 of the most watched Olympic Events
casino blog
05 August 2008

10 of the most watched Olympic Events

Over the years, the Olympic Games have drawn in viewers from every corner of the world. There are only a few nations on our planet who aren't represented in at least one sport. And if a person owns a television, then their eyes are probably tuned to the tube for the summer or winter Olympics. Of all the Olympic events out there, some have to be the most watched. Though it varies from year to year, simple polls give us an idea of what the public likes and what they don't. Since they do vary so, it's hard to give them in any set order 1-10. The fact is, people will always change what they like, just like the athletes will always change.

The first to make the list is volleyball. Indoor volleyball is popular, but beach volleyball received astronomical numbers in the 2004 Olympics. On both the men's and women's side, the athletes dueled like gladiators in the sand, giving their blood, sweat and tears for their chance to stand on the podium. A fast-paced, exciting sport, volleyball will remain a top-watched sport for years to come.

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