|Emily DeArdo, a writer from Reynoldsburg, OH
||Hans Huizing, a principal from Red Deer, AB
||Ellen Corrigan, a law clerk from Philadelphia, PA (2-day total: $23,200)
Final Jeopardy! category: INTERNATIONAL SPORTS
Final Jeopardy! clue: Established in 1903, this European event was originally touted in a newspaper printed on yellow paper
What is the Tour de France?
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Back to today’s Final: this is obviously where the “yellow jersey” concept comes from to distinguish the race’s overall leader. The original creator of the race was the sports paper best known as L’Auto, which was suffering from flagging sales at the time. Being printed on yellow-coloured newsprint, it was obvious that the tour’s leader
Throughout the 1903 Tour, circulation of the paper doubled, and it has run every year since. (with the exception of during both World Wars).
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