Equestrian sport is a general term that combines several methods of riding a horse at once. This also includes a number of official and alternative types of competitions, exercises and games using horse riding. In each particular discipline, the rider must actively interact with the horse in motion or static. The horse is driven by reins, moving weights or rider commands.
The leading body of this sport is the International Equestrian Federation (abbr. FEI). Its headquarters is in Lausanne. The organization was formed in 1921 by the national equestrian federations of Denmark, Belgium, Italy, France, Norway, Sweden, Japan and the USA. Today, it includes about 150 representative countries, including Russia. Continue reading
Alpine skiing is a special descent from the snowy slopes. This discipline is traditionally very developed in countries such as Italy, Switzerland, Austria, France, Germany and the USA. In Russia, it is just beginning to gain momentum. An alternative name for this sport is “Alpine skiing”, in honor of the homeland of skiing – the Alps.
The organization of most of the major international competitions in this winter discipline is the responsibility of the International Ski Federation (FIS, FIS). She oversees all types of skiing and has over a hundred representative countries. FIS is headquartered in Switzerland, although it was originally based in France. Continue reading
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