Acronyms that contain the term superstars
What does superstars mean? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: superstars.
What does superstars mean?
- Superstars is an all-around sports competition that pits elite athletes from different sports against one another in a series of athletic events resembling a decathlon. On the original ABC version, an athlete could compete in up to seven events, but no athlete was permitted to compete in the sport of his or her profession. In the World, International, European and British versions of the contest, athletes would compete in 8 out of 10 events, with no-one generally allowed to take part in their own sport, although some handicapping rules did apply. The idea was developed by 1948 and 1952 Olympic figure skating champion Dick Button. He shopped the idea to all three U.S. television networks, and ABC bought it as a special for the winter of 1973. The first Superstars competition was held in Rotonda West, Florida in March 1973 and was won by pole vaulter Bob Seagren. The BBC covered the competition and aired their own programme, featuring British athletes on 31 December 1973, which was won by 400 metre hurdles Olympic champion David Hemery. Television broadcasts of the competitions were popular both in Europe and North America in the 1970s and 1980s. Competitors participate in ten different sporting events, including a 100 yards dash, 800 metres run, obstacle course, weightlifting, bowling, rowing, tennis, basketball, bicycle racing, shooting and swimming. The sports used have varied over time and between the European and American competitions, while the European versions featured a 600m Steeplechase.