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
Rowing is rightfully included in one of the most interesting and complex cyclic water sports. Its essence is that athletes must paddle in special boats, using only the muscles of their arms, legs and back. At the same time, they must go the entire distance with their backs forward. This sport should not be confused with canoeing and kayaking, where the rowers sit mainly facing forward, and the technique of movement is different.
Today, rowing is widespread in Western Europe, Russia, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. Continue reading
Badminton is the official sports discipline, which since 1992 has been included in the program of the Olympic Games. The essence of the game is to throw the shuttlecock through the net to the opponent’s half of the court with racket hits. At the same time, athletes seek to direct the projectile so that it falls in the playing area of the enemy. In official competitions, either two players or two pairs compete (mixed categories are allowed).
Badminton was first talked about in the 19th century, when the British who served in India became seriously interested in the local national game called Pune. She is rightly considered the prototype of the Continue reading