Rowing slalom is a variety of kayaking and canoeing. The essence of this discipline is to overcome at a speed a section of a rapids river marked by special gates. Artificial routes are sometimes used as an analogue of the river. The main requirement for them is the flow rate of water, which should be at least 2 m / s.
The International Rowing and Canoe Federation (ICF) is promoting the world of rowing slalom. Her responsibilities also include organizing all major international tournaments in this sport, helping the regions to develop discipline and working with sponsors. Headquartered in Lausanne. The ICF includes more than a hundred representative offices of national federations. Continue reading
Curling is a team sport that takes place on an ice field. Two teams compete in the duel, the participants of which must launch special heavy granite shells along the ice path towards the marked target. The curling shell is called a “stone”, and the marked target area is called a “home”.
The main governing organization in this sport is the World Curling Federation (WCF), which is headquartered in the Scottish city of Perth. The WCF includes more than 60 national associations, as well as regional associations, such as the European (ECF) and Pacific Asia (PACF) federations. The countries of the Americas are members of the WCF directly. Continue reading
Cricket is a non-contact team sport that falls into the category of bat and ball games. A cricket match is a competition between two teams, which include 11 players each. The fights of this sport are held on an ellipse-like grass field having specific dimensions and unique markings.
The essence of the game is to hit the ball and score the maximum number of points in the field, while preventing the opponent from doing so. The main actors in cricket are batsman, wicket keeper and bowler. The moves are called innings. Within each innings, the bowler must throw a shot at the opponent’s batsman through the entire pitch. In this case, the batsman tries to reflect the throw so that the ball flew as far away from the opponent as possible. While the projectile is in motion, the batsman must run to the other end of the pitch. If he succeeds, his team earns points (wounds). Continue reading