Decathlon is an independent track and field discipline, which includes competition in 10 types of athletics. This complex is today considered one of the most difficult in modern sport in the all-around category.
Traditionally, decathlon competitions are held in 2 competitive days. The final result of the participant is determined by the combination of his results in each discipline. Each type of athletics has its own point system. In calculating the final result, the number of points scored, and not the occupied places, is taken into account.
Decathlon tournaments are held only among men. In women, the heptathlon is considered an analogue of such competitions. 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