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
Basketball is a team sport in which players throw the ball with their hands into the opponent’s basket. In a duel, 2 teams of 5 field players compete, and the number of substitutions is unlimited. The goal of the game is to score more points by throwing into someone else’s ring than the opponent. To this end, teams are permitted to keep the ball and pass in accordance with official rules.
Today, basketball is considered one of the most sought after and popular sports on the planet. He is part of the Summer Olympics program. In addition, world and European championships are regularly held, as well as various rating tournaments of clubs, for example, the NBA and the Euroleague. Both men and women play basketball at a professional level, but in separate categories (mixed compositions are not allowed). Continue reading