Water polo today is not only an independent sport, but also an Olympic discipline. Two teams take part in the match, which vie in throwing the ball into the goal in special pools. In the match, the side that scores the most goals into the gates of others in the allotted time wins.
The father of water polo is considered to be British William Wilson. The Englishman came up with his brainchild in the 1870s. The new game is based on rugby rules. Discipline became widespread after being included in the Olympic program at the beginning of the 20th century. Water polo is most popular in Europe in Hungary and the countries of the former Yugoslavia. Continue reading
Billiards is a board game that has a number of variations with its own rules. A characteristic feature of billiard games is the movement of balls on a special table with the help of cues. The goal of party members depends on the rules, but often they need to drive the ball into the pocket (hole in the table). The room for the game is called a billiard room. It should be equipped with professional tables, have all the necessary equipment and soft bright lighting over the playing area.
The main governing body in this area is the World Confederation of Billiard Sports, formed in Switzerland in 1992. She is engaged in the development of almost all types of billiards and organizes rating tournaments. The rest of the popularization of the game involved in regional federations and unions. 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