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
Kayaking and canoeing is one of the most popular types of rowing and is included in the main program of the Olympic Games. The largest competitions in this sport are held under the auspices of the ICF. The International Canoe Federation is the leading organization in the development of kayaking and canoeing. She is responsible for all official international competitions, including the World Cup, European and World Championships.
IKF headquarters is located in Lausanne. The canoe competition center is based there, which all national federations are subordinate to. For example, in Russia, the All-Russian Canoe and Kayak Federation is considered the representative of ICF. Continue reading
Grappling is a fighting technique that does not include the use of weapons and striking. To date, there are two versions of the full definition of this discipline:
- This is a melee style using grips, which is the exact opposite of striking techniques such as boxing, kickboxing, etc.
- This is a kind of martial arts, which combines the technique of all effective wrestling disciplines.
In both cases, we are talking about wrestling fights with minimal restrictions in terms of asphyxiation and painful techniques. The goal of grappling is positional dominance over an opponent. For successful receptions and throws, wrestlers receive points, on the basis of which a victory is awarded to one of them. Continue reading