LACROSSE

MUSHING

jueves, 10 de enero de 2008

Bungee jumping

Bungee jumping (or bungy jumping) is the sport that originated from New Zealand. The sport denotes jumping from a tall structure while connected to a large rubber cord.
When the person jumps, the cord stretches to absorb the energy of the fall, then the jumper flies upwards again as the cord snaps back. The jumper oscillates up and down until all the energy is used up.

jueves, 3 de enero de 2008

Chariot racing

Chariot racing was one of the most popular ancient Greek and Roman sports. Often dangerous to both drivers and horses, who frequently suffered serious injury and even death, the sport generated strong spectator enthusiasm comparable to modern-day interest in motor sports. . In the Roman form of chariot racing, teams represented different groups of financial backers and sometimes competed for the services of particularly skilled drivers. These teams became the focus of intense support among spectators, and occasional disturbances broke out between followers of different teams.

domingo, 23 de diciembre de 2007

Paintball

Paintball is a sport in which participants eliminate opponents from play by hitting them with paintballs shot from a compressed-gas-powered "marcket".
A game of paintball usually involves two opposing teams seeking to eliminate all of the other team's players or to complete an objective. An average, non-professional game of paintball usually lasts around five minutes to half an hour.
This sport plays in USA.

miércoles, 28 de noviembre de 2007

Mushing

Mushing is a general term for a sport or transport method powered by dogs, and includes carting, pulka, scootering, sled dog racing, skijoring, freighting, and weight pulling. More specifically, it implies the use of one or more dogs to pull a sled on snow. The term is thought to come from the French word marche, or go, run, the command to the team to commence pulling. "Mush!" is rarely used in modern parlance, however; "Hike!" is more common in English. Mushing can be utilitarian, recreational, or competitive.
Mushing as a sport is practiced worldwide, but primarily in North America and northern Europe. Racing associations such as the International Federation of Sleddog Sports (IFSS) and the International Sled Dog Racing Association (ISDRA) are working toward organizing the sport and in gaining Olympic recognition for mushing. It is the state sport of Alaska. is a general term for a sport or transport method powered by dogs, and includes carting, pulka, scootering, sled dog racing, skijoring, freighting, and weight pulling. More specifically, it implies the use of one or more dogs to pull a sled on snow. The term is thought to come from the French word marche, or go, run, the command to the team to commence pulling. "Mush!" is rarely used in modern parlance, however; "Hike!" is more common in English. Mushing can be utilitarian, recreational, or competitive.
Mushing as a sport is practiced worldwide, but primarily in North America and northern Europe. Racing associations such as the International Federation of Sleddog Sports (IFSS) and the International Sled Dog Racing Association (ISDRA) are working toward organizing the sport and in gaining Olympic recognition for mushing. It is the state sport of Alaska.

Lacrosse

Lacrosse is a team sport that is played with either ten players (men's field), six players (men's box), or twelve players (women's field), each of whom uses a netted stick (the crosse) in order to pass and catch a hard rubber ball with the aim of scoring goals (each worth one point traditionally, but Major League Lacrosse uses a two point goal for goals scored from a distance of 16 yards or greater from the goal[1]) by propelling the ball into the opponent's goal. The team scoring the most points after two halves, of varying length from competition to competition, and overtime if necessary, wins.[2][3][4]
Most popular in North America, lacrosse is Canada's national summer sport.[5] It has grown in popularity in the United States, becoming the fastest growing sport at the high school and NCAA levels.[6]
In its current form, men's lacrosse is played on a field of grass or artificial turf (such as FieldTurf). Each team is composed of 10 players on the field at a time: three attackmen, three midfielders, three defenders and one goaltender. In men's lacrosse, players wear protective equipment on their heads, shoulders, arms, and hands, as body-checking is an integral part of the game, and stick checks to the arms and hands are considered legal. Women's lacrosse is played in a similar manner except with two additional midfielders per team. Players of women's lacrosse (in the United States only) need only wear protective eyewear and mouthguards (except for the goaltender, who wears additional padding, usually consisting of a throat protector attached to the helmet, shin guards, and chest pad, most goalies do not wear arm pads), as contact is not permitted besides minor stick checks

Dwarf tossing

Dwarf tossing is a bar attraction in which dwarfs wearing special padded clothing or Velcro costumes are thrown onto mattresses or at Velcro-coated walls. Participants compete to throw the dwarf the farthest. The term "dwarf throwing" is sometimes used. Some say that dwarf tossing probably originated in ancient Mesopotamia. The dwarves in this region at the time were much smaller than those that participate in contemporary tosses and it can be assumed that the toss distances were much farther than what is seen in Australia today. Ancient Mesopotamian dwarf tosses probably exceeded today's records by 5 to 10 feet.This sport is typical from Australia, USA, France, British, Canada.

martes, 20 de noviembre de 2007

Chess Boxing

Chess boxing is a sport which combines the sport of boxing with games of chess in alternating rounds.
A match between two opponents consists of up to eleven alternating rounds of boxing and chess sessions, starting with a four-minute chess round followed by two minutes of boxing and so on. Between rounds there is a 1 minute pause, during which competitors change their gear. The form of chess played is "speed chess" in which each competitor has a total of twelve minutes for the whole game. Competitors may win by knockout, checkmate, a judge's decision or if their opponent's twelve minutes of chess time elapses. If a contestant doesn't make a move in the chessround, he will be issued a warning by the referee. At the second warning the contestant will be disqualified.