World Championships & Olympic Games

A World Championship(s) is the top achievement for any sport or contest. The Olympic Games (French: les Jeux olympiques) (JO), is a major international event featuring summer and winter sports, in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competitions. 5.0/5

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then I would tell myself to write down all the results about all major competitions in the world: championships, Olympic Games etc.
[inside the games]There is much more to judo than just the Olympic Games and World Championships, French ju…
The 200-metre dash The 200 metres (also spelled “200 meters”) is a sprint running event. On an outdoor 400 m track, the race begins on the curve and ends on the home straight, so a combination of techniques are needed to successfully run the race. A slightly shorter race, called the “stadion”, and run on a straight track, was the first recorded event at the ancient Olympic Games. The 200 m places more emphasis on speed endurance than shorter sprint distances, as athletes rely on different energy systems during the longer sprint. In the United States and elsewhere, athletes previously ran the 220-yard dash (201.168 m) instead of the 200 m (218.723 yards), though the distance is now obsolete. The standard adjustment used for the conversion from times recorded over 220 yards to 200 m times is to subtract 0.1 seconds, but other conversion methods exist. The race attracts runners from other events, primarily the 100 metres, wishing to double up and claim both titles. This feat has been achieved by men ...
Rule 3.6.068 "For the World Championships and the Olympic Games the length of the track must be 250m.
Meanwhile,as we peer through all the weed smoke, another Trini makes us feel good again. STRIKES GOLD AGAIN: Keshorn Walcott Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott produced the third best throw of his career to strike gold in the men’s javelin at the IAAF World Challenge meet, in Beijing, China, yesterday. The Trinidad And Tobago field athlete hurled the spear 83.94 metres--his best effort since throwing 84.39m to win at the Twilight Games, here in Trinidad, on May 3, last year. Walcott’s personal best, 84.58m, earned him gold at the Olympic Games in London, England, on August 11, 2012. An ankle injury put a damper on Walcott’s 2013 campaign, and he finished 18th at the World Championships in Moscow, Russia, with a 78.78m throw. But with the injury behind him, the 2012 world junior champion is approaching his best form again, and will be among the favourites for gold at the July 23-August 3 Commonwealth Games, in Glasgow, Scotland. Walcott opened his 2014 campaign with International Twilight .Games victor ...
Helo Judo Peeps! Need your help on some market research! (UK based only…sorry :( ) We would like to research the number of people interested in attending a workshop called Training Secrets with Neil Adams Mbe in your area. It would be a 2hr evening, week day workshop about how he used to train for the World Championships, Olympic Games and his 10 years of top 3 international finishes. It is to mainly focus on coaches and how to instruct these concepts, however, athletes are more than welcome as well. We need to know how many people would be interested, willing to pay a mat fee and where they would be willing to travel to in the months of May & June. We need a minimum of 30 people per workshop to make it a viable event. So please just post "Yes", your "Area", & the "dojo" you would like to see it located. EG: YES, London, Budokwai We already have the South East covered for a workshop in June, so if you're in Kent, you're sorted! Dojos interested in hosting can contact us at infoor through this FB page. M ...
  Alumna Fiona De Jong (pictured second from the left) at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games with the Australian cross country skiers.   With the 2014 Winter Olympic Games taking place in Sochi from 7-23 February, we figured it was an opportunity to look back at Ashurst alumni members that have either competed in an Olympic Games, or have somehow been involved with the logistics of this event. Here they are!    Alumnus Louis Atrill (London office), is a former British rower and an Olympic Gold medallist. Louis was a member of the British under-23 coxless four and won a gold medal at the Nations Cup in 1996. He was then selected for the senior eight and raced at the World Championships in 1997, 1998 and 1999. In 2000, Louis and his team took the World Cup title at Lucerne, Switzerland and won gold for Great Britain in the men's eight competition at the Summer Olympics in Sydney.  Alumna Celia Carlisle (London office), is the former general counsel of the Olympic Delivery Authority. Celia was char ...
José ‘Piculin’ Ortiz has played in 4 FIBA World Championships, 4 Olympic Games and was an 8-time Puerto Rico National League champion.
The best divers in the world are returning to Dubai for the second leg of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series at the Hamdan Sports Complex from 20 – 22 March, 2014. This year’s event will feature a stellar line up of world champions and Olympic champions from around the globe including China, Great Britain, Russia and the USA.   Spectators at the event in 2012 and 2013 were treated to superb performances as the world class divers battled it out for gold in each of the 12 finals. This year the competition is promising to be just as tough, particularly in the men’s 10m platform event with the gold, silver and bronze medallists from the 2012 Olympic Games all returning to Dubai to continue their rivalry.   Crowd favorite Tom Daley of Great Britain will head the charge for the men’s 10m platform gold. Daley captured the world’s attention as a 15 year old when he won the gold medal in the 10m platform at the 2009 FINA World Championships. He then took two gold medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, be ...
Great Britain’s double London 2012 Olympic Games and 2013 IAAF World Championships gold medallist Mo Farah will face some of the greatest marathon runners of all time when he makes his full marathon debut at this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon.
Lindsey Vonn, one of the best skiers in U.S. history, will not be competing at the Olympic games in Sochi. Here is her full statement. "I am devastated to announce that I will not be able to compete in Sochi. I did everything I possibly could to somehow get strong enough to overcome having no ACL but the reality has sunk in that my knee is just too unstable to compete at this level. I'm having surgery soon so that I can be ready for the World Championships at home in Vail next February. On a positive note, this means there will be an additional spot so that one of my teammates can go for gold. Thank you all so much for all of the love and support. I will be cheering for all of the Olympians and especially team USA! XO Lindsey"
JAMAICAN ATHLETES REPRESENTING OTHER COUNTRIES Back to this theory that Jamaican athletes are excellent because their knees might be "symmetrical". Here is a list of international athletes with Jamaican connections. Both of hurdler Colin Jackson’s parents were born in Jamaica, but he competed for Great Britain. Colin won two World Championship golds and an Olympic Silver. Linford Christie OBE (born 2 April 1960 in Saint Andrew, Jamaica) is a former sprinter from the United Kingdom. He is the only British man to have won gold medals in the 100 metres at all four major competitions open to British athletes: the Olympic Games, the World Championships, the European Championships and the Commonwealth Games. Tessa Sanderson was born in Saint Catherine, Jamaica. She immigrated to Britain, for whom she won two Commonwealth golds and an Olympic Gold. Former World Record holder Donovan Bailey was born in Manchester, Jamaica but immigrated to Canada at the age of 13. He went on to win 3 World Championship golds an ...
BOLT BY La Gazzetta DELLO SPORT MILANO (ITA): Usain Bolt won the Sportsman of the Year 2013 Award from Italian sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sort. This is the 36th edition of the poll and Bolt won for the fourth time after 2008, 2009 and 2012. That is matching Carl Lewis who won in 1983, 1984, 1988 and 1991. In an interview with the daily he said that for him the top sports personality of the year is Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid. Bolt also said as reaction to Michael Johnson recent comment: „Track and field would die without Olympics?“ as follows: "I think the Olympics are extremely important for T&F and T&F is extremely important for the Olympics. I have won eight gold medals at the World T&F Championships and six at Olympic Games. People love to watch the Olympics, particularly in countries like the USA. However the World Championships are also big and getting bigger all over the world". About his plans for 2014 Bolt added he wants to run fast times and is considering to compete at the Common ...
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE ONTARIO PHYSIQUE ASSOCIATION Dear Members: I am extremely proud of being part of an organization that is growing with integrity, sincerity and professionalism. The Ontario Physique Association has once again led the way in the growth of our sport in Canada. We represented Canada at World Championships, the North American’s, the Arnold Classic in Columbus and Spain and The Olympia. We have established our dominance at our National events and have produced more International Federation of Body Building (IFBB) pros than ever. We have been recognized by the Canadian Body Building Federation (CBBF), the President of the IFBB Amateur League Doctor Rafael Santonja and Jim Manion, President of the IFBB Professional League as key members of the IFBB family. We continue working diligently with the IFBB President Rafael in his quest to include fitness as a recognized sport in the Olympic Games. This is a testament to the IFBB as the only organization in the world recognized and .. ...
Diving From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the sport of jumping into water, often acrobatically. For swimming below the surface of the water, see underwater diving. For other uses, see Dive (disambiguation). This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (February 2010) Diving Diving tower at the 2008 EC.jpg Diving tower at the 2008 Euros Highest governing body Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) Characteristics Categorization Aquatics Olympic Part of the Summer Olympic programme since 1904 Woman performing a "swallow dive", 1937 Swedish high diver Arvid Spangberg at the 1908 Olympic Games from the fourth Olympiad Diving is the sport of jumping or falling into water from a platform or springboard, sometimes while performing acrobatics. Diving is an internationally-recognized sport that is part of the Olympic .. ...
Spain also failed to match their success of the London 2012 Olympic Games at past World Championships.
2002–2007 Lee picked up only one title in 2002 and 2003, the major achievement being, reaching the final of the 2003 Malaysia Open, his first final of a major tournament, where was defeated by Chen Hong of China.[21] Lee then secured two titles in 2004, the Malaysia Open and Chinese Taipei Open. Lee gained a spot for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. In his first Olympics appearance, Lee defeated Ng Wei of Hong Kong in the first round. His journey ended in the second round when he was defeated by Chen Hong.[22] Lee scored another two titles in 2005, his second Malaysia Open title and Denmark Open. Lee won a bronze in his first appearance in the world meet, the 2005 World Championships after losing to eventual winner Taufik Hidayat in the semifinal.[23] Lee won three titles out of six finals in 2006. He was crowned as the winner of the Swiss Open,[24] Asian Badminton Championships and his third Malaysia Open title. He also reached the final of the Chinese Taipei Open, Macau Open and Hong Kong Open. In th ...
4x400 m relay Derek Anthony Redmond (born 3 September 1965, in Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, England) is a retired British athlete . During his career, he held the British record for the 400 metres sprint, and won gold medals in the 4x400 metres relay at the World Championships, European Championships and Commonwealth Games. However, his career was blighted by a series of injuries. At the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona he tore his hamstring in the 400 metres semi-final but continued the race limping and, with assistance from his father, managed to complete a full lap of the track as the crowd gave him a Standing Ovation . The incident has become a well-remembered moment in Olympic history, having been the subject of one of the International Olympic Committee's 'Celebrate Humanity' videos and been used in advertisements by Visa as an illustration of the Olympic spirit and featured in Nike's "Courage" commercials in 2008. Personal life Redmond was educated at Roade School, Northamptonshire, where a multi-use ...
Combined Events series continues this weekend in Ratingen, by Alfons Juck, EME News RATINGEN (GER): Ratingen IAAF World Challenge combined events meet this weekend is the last chance for the German athletes to qualify for the IAAF World Championships this summer and, so far, only the Decathlon world leader Michael Schrader, who scored 8427 points in Ulm last month but will be a spectator in Ratingen, can be relatively sure to of a ticket to Moscow. US-student Johannes Hock, too, set a good mark of 8293 points in Eugene last month, but the event didn’t count as qualification event and, being only 21-years-old, his main goal will be the European Athletics U23 Championships in Tampere, Finland, next month. Hock will not compete, but 2012 European champion Pascal Behrenbruch and Rico Freimuth, sixth at the London 2012 Olympic Games, will. Another strong contender for a ticket to Moscow is Frankfurt’s Jan Felix Knobel. Two German athletes have already proven their fighting spirit in the bad conditions in G ...
There were many past champions who attended the Men's NCAA championships at Penn State. Non greater than Steve Hug. This wonderful Biography tells it all. HUG, Steve Inducted: 1995 Born: May 20, 1952 In 1958, the USA World Championship team watched a young lady training. During the viewing, I, Larry Banner, said to a teammate, “I suspect we’re seeing a world class champion in the making.” Her name was Larissa Latynina, and my predictions were accurate. Some years later I was also accurate when I said the same of a young man. His name was Steve Hug, and he was about 12 years old. Olympic Games: Mexico City, Mexico (1968) where, at 16, Steve remains the youngest Olympic Gymnastic team member; Steve was the 1st USA gymnast to compete in the AA finals. Munich was the first time the AA was contested, Munich, Germany, (1972). World Championships: Varna, Bulgaria, (1974). International Competitions: USA vs. Japan, Silver-AA, (1975); Chuinichi Cup, Tokyo, Japan, (1973); Riga Invitational, Moscow, USSR, ...
Event Manager BMX Australia - Sydney NSW Preamble: BMX Australia is recognized by the Australia Sports Commission as the National Sporting Organisation for BMX racing and Freestyle BMX within Australia. BMXA is an affiliate of UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale), the international cycling federation. BMX Australia is the second largest BMX nation behind the United States and is an organization with 12,000 members from the age of 2 years – 75 years. There are 8 Members Associations and 140 member clubs across the country. BMX Australia also have a number of High Performance programs with the aim of developing riders to compete on the world stage at World Championships and Olympic Games. BMX Australia believes in a comprehensive approach – providing membership services to State Associations, Member Clubs and Members. We recognize that to deliver value to our members, we must anticipate and understand the issues and challenges that our members face. We believe in continuous improvement and constantly rev ...
This week's guest is one of the island's most promising athletes. A finalist in the 400m hurdles at last year's Olympic Games in London, Leford Green was also a member of Jamaica's bronze medal-winning 4x400m relay team at the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Athletics, in Daegu, South Korea.
  General The Korean team had an average age of 27, 4 years. The age distribution ranges from players with an age of 21/22 until 31/32 years. That makes a good mixture of younger and older players (with both setters being older than 30 years). Six players had already participated in 1-2 World Championships, setter No 4 Kim and one attacker had already played in the 2004 Olympic Games. The average body height of the team (without libero) was 183 cm. Thus and considering the two setters playing on an identical level of performance with a body height of 175 resp. 177cm and with two middle blockers with a body height of 183 resp. 190cm plus the extraordinary attacker No 10 Kim with a body height of 192cm the team compares, with respect to body physique on the important playing positions, to the level of Brazil and the USA. With its refreshing and powerful and impressive mode of playing KOR enriched the Olympic tournament. Regarding the quality of its play especially its great variety of attacking combination ...
ELITE CHAMPIONSHIPS – DAY 2 Day two of the 2013 Elite National Championships have concluded at the National Stadium in Dublin. Current European champion Ray Moylette put 10 months of injury frustration behind him to march into the semi-finals of the Elite National Championships at Dublin’s National Stadium today. The AIBA World No. 8, boxing in the light-welter class, saw off the challenge of Galway’s Patrick Mongan, Moylette taking all three rounds to score a 14-7 quarter-final win. Moylette, who had two operations on his right hand in 2012, crashed out of the 2012 Championships at this stage last year. But the 2008 AIBA World Youth champion is now into the last-four – and his focus is firmly on events at the home of Irish boxing. “Everyone is talking about the World Championships, even the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, but my goal is right here at the Elite Championships in Dublin, he said. “I’m happy enough with the win. It’s been a while since I boxed at the National Stadium. This is a .. ...
BIRMINGHAM (GBR): John Nuttall has been appointed to the role of Endurance Coach in the latest coaching appointment to the UKA Performance team by Performance Director Neil Black. Nuttall will join Terrence Mahon in taking UKA’s endurance programme through to Rio 2016 and the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London. Nuttall, who was endurance lead for the 2012 Olympic Games, is the former coach to 2010 European 10,000m Silver Medallist Chris Thompson and currently coaches European Indoor 3000m champion Helen Clitheroe as well as leading British marathon runner Lee Merrien and 2011 European Cross Country bronze medallist, Gemma Steel. From UK Athletics website.
BRAHIM BOUTAYEB, Morocco Moulay Brahim Boutayeb (Arabic: مولاي ابراهيم بوطيب) (born August 15, 1967) is a former Moroccan athlete, winner of the 10,000 m race at the 1988 Summer Olympics. Born in Khemisset, Morocco, Brahim Boutayeb, although had been considered more a 5000 m runner before 1988, was quite unknown until the Seoul Olympics. The 10 000 m final at Seoul was started at a very fast pace, pushed along mostly by Kenyans, Kipkemboi Kimeli, and Moses Tanui. A small lead group reached the halfway mark at World Record pace, at which point Boutayeb moved to lead. He continued the race at World Record pace, but deliberately slowed after the bell to finish in a world's fourth fastest time of 27:21.46. After the Olympic Games, Boutayeb decided to concentrate again on shorter distances, running his personal bests in distances from 1500 m to 5000 m over the couple of next seasons. He won a bronze medal in 5000 m at the 1991 World Championships held in Tokyo. At the Barcelona Olympic Games, ...
The Byte CII dinghy and Techno 293 windsurfer have announced the dates of their 2013 World Championships which will be the first world qualification events for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.The inaugural Youth Olympic Games, Singapore 2010, offered young sailors, aged 15-16, moving up from th...
It is the objective for taekwondo in Australia to win a Gold, Silver and Bronze medal at the Olympic Games, World Championships and W...
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Yohan Blake and the 100m. So far this season 6 races at 9.85 or faster. His latest a couple days ago, 9.69.into a headwind. Usually after the Olympic Games or World Championships guys get pooped and just go through the motions for whatever track meets remain for the rest of the season, running 9.9's and 10.1's. Could be witnessing the development of the guy that will run the first sub 9.5 over the next few years as he surpasses his training partner Usain Bolt .
Congratulations to our granddaughter Sophie Shingleton, one of the NZ coxless four women's junior rowing team who have just won the Bronze medal at the World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Keep going, Sophie, for Gold in the next Olympic Games!ç
I'm sick and tired of greed and money in sport. David Stern, commissioner of the NBA, wants to prevent NBA players from playing in the Olympic Games... and to create a lucrative, money spinning World Championships. Just look at what a gold medal meant for Team USA and national pride!
Maori and pacific ahthletes representing NZ. Valerie Adams - Representing Aotearoa Valerie is the reigning women's Olympic champion and three-time World champion, two-time Commonwealth and World Indoor champion. Valerie has been ranked No 1 in the world for the shot put since 2006. A former world youth and junior champion, Valerie took the Silver Medal at the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games and added the gold at Melbourne 2006 and then Delhi 2010. At the World Championships she took gold in Osaka 2007, Berlin 2009 and Daegu in 2011. This will be Valerie’s third Olympic Games, she finished eighth in Athens 2004 but came away with Gold in Beijing 2008. She won the New Zealand Olympic Committee’s Lonsdale Cup in 2006, 2007 and 2011. Sarah Cowley - Representing Aotearoa Sarah represented New Zealand at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games. She is four times New Zealand heptathlon champion. Sarah produced four personal best performances in reaching the Olympic standard for the heptathlon over the last ...
London, Great Britain, 12 August 2012 – Five sensational bouts brought the London 2012 Olympic Games to a close at the packed ExCel Arena with the very best putting on a spectacular show in a fitting end to an unforgettable sixteen days of top-class action. Olympic Super Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua of Great Britain (Photo: AIBA /Caroline Quinn) The first final was the Flyweight (52kg) showdown between the Cuban Rising Star Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana and 2009 AIBA World Championships Silver Medallist Tugstsogt Nyambayar of Mongolia. As expected, the first round began at a frenetic pace with the supremely talented Ramirez Carrazana looking to make his speed and agility count in the opening exchanges Even though the 30-year-old Mongol was throwing some good straights and jabbing well, it was the teenage Cuban southpaw who took the first round 6:5. Continue reading →
By BRENT STUBBS Sports Reporter A change in the line-up between Chris ‘Fireman’ Brown and Ramon ‘Fearless’ Miller resulted in the Men’s 4 x 400m team snapping the United States of America’s 60-year stranglehold of the Olympic Games title and capping off a traumatic experience here on Friday night with the only medal - GOLD - in the final event for the 26-member Bahamas team. relay team of Brown, Demetrius Pinder, Michael Mathieu and Miller ran a blistering time of two minutes and 56.72 seconds for a new national record, erasing the previous mark of 2:57.32 set back in 2005 at the IAAF World Championships. It was also the fastest time for the year, lowering the previous best of 2:58.87 that both the Bahamas and the United States ran in a photo finish in the heats. it turned out to be the third fastest time by a country, following nine of the top ten by the United States - their best being the World Record of 2:54.29 that was set back in 1993 and the ninth best by Great Britain of 2:56.60 in 199 ...
English Version: A secret will be revealed tomorrow at Eton-Dorney After the eliminatory and semi-finals rounds in the 200m at Eton-Dorney, one name is the talk of the town. In the K-1, Mark De Jonge showed the whole world that the gold is within his reach. Last June he told me, “You have to reach for the stars, to make it to the moon.” I am now a firm believer that he has what it takes to win a golden star tomorrow morning. He ran a flawless race in the semi-final, producing the fastest time and advancing to tomorrow’s final. In the 200m event every little detail makes a difference: he managed to beat the Spaniard by 2/1000ths of a second because of the kick on his final paddle stroke. Last year, Mark left his job as an engineer behind so he could focus his efforts on these Olympic Games. He finished in 6th place at the World Championships, qualifying Canada for the Games. He had a very good training season but broke a finger a few weeks before the Canadian Olympic qualifications. It was impossible ...
tomorrow, boxing Women's Light (60kg), semifinals, TAYLOR Katie (Ireland) - CHORIEVA Mavzuna (Tajikistan)... the girl from Ireland is very strong, she won gold in 2006-08-10-12 in World Championships and also in 2011 European Championships. In 2008, she was awarded the AIBA [International Boxing Association] Female Boxer of the Year. Mavzuna is first time in Olympic Games. It will be very difficult to her, but I hope she (Mavzuna) will win...
Farewell Michael Phelps, The Olympian Beyond Comparison. The man who was once afraid to put his face in the water ended up with more Olympic Golds than Argentina, India and 163 other countries have won in their entire history. That's quite an extraordinary statistic! But after all the parties and press conferences are over, Michael Phelps will sit down at a desk and, just as he has done since he was a kid, write in his journal. He will write three words -"I DID IT". After 20 years, four Olympic Games and six World Championships, the competitive carer of the greatest swimmer in history has come to an end. Phelps final event was the 4 x 100m Medley Relay. As his team mate Nathan Adrian touched the wall bringing the team home in 3m 29.35s, 2 seconds ahead of Japan. Phelps could be seen with a gentle smile on his face. It was quite an eerie and serene look he had. It was not a look that spoke of great joy or enormous passion. It suggested calm, peaceful relief. Later, on the podium, he stood back an ...
Guatemala - Olympics Past and Present With the 2012 Olympics now in full swing, I thought it would be interesting to learn about Guatemala's past - and present - participation in the Olympic Games. First, the present - 19 Guatemalan athletes qualified for the 2012 Olympics in London and they are now currently in London competing. The honor of carrying the Guatemalan Flag into the Olympic Stadium for the opening ceremony last week was given to Juan Maegli of Guatemala City. Juan Maegli, 24, is currently a senior at College of Charleston (South Carolina, US) and this will be his second Olympics. In the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Maegli represented Guatemala in Sailing (Laser Class) and is doing so once again in this year's Olympics in London. Maegli is currently ranked No. 21 in the world in lasers sailing, but recently he was 4th in the World Championships in his class so hopes are high that he might be the first Guatemalan athlete to ever win an Olympic Medal!
Poverty and poor training facilities are nothing new for thousands of athletes from the developing world preparing for the Olympic Games. Like many others in the Arab world, 100-meter sprinter Amr Seoud has had to overcome much more than that. Seoud, the fastest man in Africa, put his training aside for what he thought was a small protest against the hated police in Tahrir Square in January. "I completely forgot about athletics at this time because the entire country is going crazy and there's no way to think about training or athletics," he said. Seoud's training was badly affected by the ensuing chaos, but somehow Egyptian authorities managed to find the money to send Seoud to an intensive training camp. Now holding the third-fastest qualifying time from the last World Championships, he is aiming for a medal in London. Seoud is just one of hundreds of athletes who have battled to secure their place at the Olympic Games as a revolution and war waged around them.
Olympic Profile: LJ Van Zyl Event: 400m hurdles Age: 27 From: Gauteng North Personal best: 47.66sec, Pretoria (25 February 2011) Season best: 49.42sec, Pretoria (5 April) World Ranking: 38 First Olympic Games A mere four years ago in Beijing, at his very first visit to the Olympic Games, South Africa’s 400m hurdler LJ Van Zyl made it to the final in the men’s 400m hurdles. This year, Van Zyl will be hoping to improve on that 5th place finish, and bring back a medal for South Africa. Major Events Major championships that Van Zyl has won include the World Junior Championships in 2002, Africa Championships (2006, 2008, and 2010) and the Commonwealth Games in 2006. This season Last year he started his season off by smashing the SA record twice when he clocked 47.66 seconds in Pretoria and again in Ostrava on 31 May. Five of his fastest times in 2011 were recorded by the end of May. He struggled to find the same form later in the season and secured a bronze medal at the World Championships in Daegu in a ...
The government has decided to give out of turn promotions to sportspersons who win medals in international events like Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and World Championships.
Asafa Powell Withdraws From Tomorrow’s Diamond League ** Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell has pulled out of tomorrow’s Diamond League meet in London, opting instead to rest his injured groin ahead of the Olympic Games. It means that a heavily-advertised 100m clash between the former World Record holder and returning American Olympic Medal prospect Tyson *** will not go ahead as planned, as the Jamaican focuses instead on showing up at the Olympic Games. Powell, struggled with a groin injury during the Jamaican Olympic Trials in Kingston recently and had to travel to Miami for emergency treatment between rounds. He was forced to sit out the World Championships last year in Daegu, South Korea because of the same injury.
Oscar Pistorius is a sprinter, sure, but he's also basically a professional world's-firster. Last year he became the world's first amputee to run in the World Championships, and today it was announced that Pistorius, whose legs were both amputated below the knee at less than a year old, will become ...
!!! ATTENTION !!! - WHO CAN PLEASE HELP THIS BEAUTIFUL & GREAT GIRL AND BIATHLETE !!! Victoria Padial Hernández from Spain !!! Imagine the situation that you represent you country, but you must everything pay out of your own pocket. Everything! Skis, clothes, waxes, bullets, hotels... Just as she does. It sounds strange, doesn't it? Unfortunately so is the situation in the Spanish Winter Sport Federation. So discriminatory. She can rely only on her own supporters and donators - especially her family, sponsors and also on you as fans. However, she participated even in World Championships and Olympic Games in Vancouver 2010. She is looking for new sponsors and would very appreciate even small donation from you as fans. !!! Please visit directly her donation page !!!
Kite racing in the 2016 Olympics? Some say the RSX was not a good Olympic Windsurfing board & had to go. Many say both Kite & RSX should be in the Olympics. Many are also saying Kite should be in the Olympics but not at the expense of Windsurfing. Most, including the Kiting community are surprised to win the vote for Kite racing to be at the 2016 Olympic Games. Some of the Kite surfing community have no interest in the new Olympic status & will continue to do freestyle & kite surf the waves. The kite racing community, kite & board manufactures and NMA’s are scrambling to get organised to get up to speed ASAP. Face book chat has been lively & often passionate. There has been a lot of misinformation, ignorance and learning about both Kite racing & windsurfing from those trawling through the FB chats. Many of the windsurfing community feel like a good friend has died or been murdered, some see it as a chance to revitalise one design windsurf racing for the 2020 Olympics. The FB petition to reinstate RSX to ...
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''Somewhere along the way we became disconnected, the riders that represented our country 20 or 30 years ago at Olympic Games and World Championships were all riding Thoroughbreds. Hilda Gurney, Michael Matz and Bruce Davidson on horses like Keen, Jet Run and Might Tango – the legends of our sports. We hope that by providing the opportunity to reconnect our industry our future teams can find the right American Thoroughbreds on which to win medals.'' John Long, USEF CEO
There seems to be much discussion about the agressive standard of play--and suspensions--in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. This is probably been done deliberately to hype the TV ratings---and it appears to be working well. The percentage of the population watching the NHL on TV has decreased as the population has increased over decades. With a few exceptions, immigrants today do not buy into the NHL style of hockey but will watch when Canada's reputation is on the line in the Olympic Games or World Championships. This is when Canada has to play well according to IIHF rules. The NHL makes up its own rules and most likely fears that it will lose a large percentage of its remaining hardcore audience if it tries to eliminate "fighting"---they may be worried about losing fans to UFC. I tend to agree with the Govenor General, Canadians should learn to play the game with with the style, finesse, and sportsmanship it deserves. The NHL is providing a poor example to our youth.
GB Boxing has selected the three female boxers that will go to the forthcoming World Championships in Qinhuangdao, China (11-20 May 2012) where they will have the opportunity to make history by qualifying for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Absolutely love to see how all the big sports stations give track and field no respect until the World Championships or the Olympic Games.
Yamile Aldama in 1999 won a Silver Medal for Cuba at the World Championships. In 2004 she won World indoor silver representing Sudan and now at 39years of age she struck Indoor World Championship Gold now representing team GB as she builds towards the London 2012 Olympic Games. It will definitely be a much greater challenge than what she encountered in Istanbul but today we salute Aldama as she continues to prove age is just a number…
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