Cross-country is one of the most popular and interesting mountain bike disciplines. Racing in this sport takes place on rough terrain with long ascents and descents, numerous technical and high-speed sections. The cross-country track always includes natural and artificial obstacles.
Today, the discipline is classified as an extreme sports. Every year the routes of world competitions become more and more difficult, and with this the professionalism of the participants and the prestige of the tournaments increase. Cross-country does not stand still, which is why it is included in the program of the Summer Olympic Games. Continue reading
Slalom is one of the main disciplines of skiing, which is included in the program of the Winter Olympic Games. Its name comes from the Norwegian word “slalam”, which translates as “ski track on a slope.” The essence of classic slalom is the descent from the mountain along the track on special skis.
All international competitions in this discipline are supervised by the International Ski Federation (FIS). In addition, she is responsible for amending and approving new skiing regulations. The foundation date of the federation is 1924. At first, the FIS headquarters was located in France, but then was moved to Switzerland. Today, the organization includes over 120 national and regional alpine skiing 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