Swimming is a universal sport that is not only suitable for professionals, but also useful to all people. Competitions in this discipline involve overcoming various swimming distances in the least amount of time. Today, most tournaments are held in pools, but there are also swimming in open water. Its feature is speed sailing in water bodies that meet certain requirements.
FINA organizes international open water swimming tournaments. This International Swimming Federation was founded in June 1908 in London. Today its headquarters is located in Lausanne (Switzerland), and the organization itself includes more than 200 national federations of representative countries. In Europe, the European Swimming League (LEN) is coordinating the development of this discipline. Similar structures operate in each confederation. In Russia, the All-Russian Swimming Federation is engaged in popularizing open water swimming at a professional level. 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
Greco-Roman wrestling, it is also French and classic wrestling, is a European martial art style, in which athletes must use their entire technical arsenal to unbalance rivals and press their shoulder blades to the carpet. The main difference between this type of wrestling and free-style wrestling is the ban on grabbing the legs with your hands and using such techniques as kicks, hooks, and steps.
The classical struggle arose in Ancient Greece, gained development in the Roman Empire, and gained its modern look in France. Continue reading