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Curling has been described as the “Roarin’ Game”, with the “roar” coming from the noise of a granite stone as it travels over the ice. The exact origins of the game, however, are unclear, but curling is widely believed to be one of the world’s oldest team sports. The purpose is to accumulate the highest score for a game; points are scored for the stones resting closest to the centre of the house at the conclusion of each end, which is completed when both teams have thrown all of their stones. A game may consist of ten or eight ends. The curler can induce a curved path by causing the stone to slowly turn as it slides, and the path of the rock may be further influenced by two sweepers with brooms who accompany it as it slides down the sheet, using the brooms to alter the state of the ice in front of the stone. A great deal of strategy and teamwork go into choosing the ideal path and placement of a stone for each situation, and the skills of the curlers determine how close to the desired result the stone will achieve. This gives curling its nickname of "chess on ice".
History Paintings by a 16th Century Flemish Artist, Pieter Bruegel (1530-1569) portrayed an activity similar to curling being played on frozen ponds. The first written evidence appeared in Latin, when in 1540, John McQuhin, a notary in Paisley, Scotland, recorded in his protocol book a challenge between John Sclater, a monk in Paisley Abbey and Gavin Hamilton, a representative of the Abbot. The report indicated that Sclater threw a stone along the ice three times and asserted that he was ready for the agreed contest. What is clear, however, is that what may have started as an enjoyable pastime of throwing stones over ice during a harsh Northern European winter, has evolved into a popular modern sport with its own World Championships attracting fans and large television audiences.
C U R L I N G Fatih Serdar Özgültekin
Curling in its early days was played on frozen lochs and ponds. A pastime still enjoyed in some countries when weather permits, but all National and International competitive curling competitions now take place in indoor rinks with the condition of the ice carefully temperaturecontrolled. It is also clear that the first recognized Curling Clubs were formed in Scotland, and during the 19th Century the game was “exported” wherever Scots settled around the world in cold climates, most notably at that time in Canada, USA, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway and New Zealand. The first Rules were drawn up in Scotland, and they were formally adopted as the “Rules in Curling” by the Grand Caledonian Curling Club, which was formed in Edinburgh in 1838 and became the sport’s governing body. Four years later, following a demonstration of curling on the ballroom floor of Scone Palace near Perth
by the Earl of Mansfield during a visit by Queen Victoria, the Queen was so fascinated by the game that in 1843 she gave permission for the Club’s name to be changed to the Royal Caledonian Curling Club (RCCC). It is recorded that international curling events were staged in the 19th century in Europe and North America, but it was not until the first Olympic Winter Games at Chamonix in 1924 that any form of official International competition took place for men’s
teams. Great Britain defeated Sweden and France in what was retroactively accepted in 2006 by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as Curlingâ€™s Olympic debut, with medals awarded Curling sheet As defined by the World Curling Federation Rules of Curling the playing surface or curling sheet is a rectangular area of ice, carefully prepared to be as flat and level as possible, 146 to 150 feet (45 to 46 m) in length by 14.5 to 16.5 feet (4.4 to 5.0 m) in width. The shorter borders of the sheet are called the "backboards". Because of the elongated shape, several sheets may be laid out side by side in the same arena, allowing multiple games to be played simultaneously.
A target, the house, is marked at each end of the sheet. The house consists of three concentric rings formed by painting or laying coloured vinyl sheet under the ice and are usually distinguished by colour. These rings are defined by their diameters as the four-foot, eight-foot and 12-foot rings. The rings are merely a visual aid for aiming and judging which stone is closer to the centre; they do not affect scoring but a stone must at least touch the outer ring or it does not score. Each house is centred on the intersection of the centre line, drawn lengthwise down the centre of the sheet and one of the tee lines, drawn 16 feet (4.9 m) from, and parallel to, each backboard. These lines divide the houses into quarters. The centre of each house, at the intersection of the centre line and the tee line, is known as the button. Two hog lines, are drawn 37 feet (11 m) from, and parallel to, each backboard. The hacks are fixed 12 feet behind each button; a hack gives the thrower
something to push against when making the throw. On indoor rinks, there are usually two fixed hacks, rubber-lined holes, one on each side of the centre line, with the inside edge no more than 3 inches (76 mm) from the centre line and the front edge on the hack line. A single moveable hack may also be used. Curling stone The curling stone (also sometimes called a rock in North America) is made of granite and is specified by the World Curling Federation, which requires a weight between 38 and 44 pounds (17 and 20 kg) a maximum circumference of 36 inches (910 mm) and a minimum height of 4.5 inches (110 mm). The only part of the stone in contact with the ice is the running surface, a narrow, flat annulus or ring, 0.25 to 0.50 inches (6.4 to
12.7 mm) wide and about 5 inches (130 mm) in diameter; the sides of the stone bulge convex down to the ring and the inside of the ring is hollowed concave to clear the ice. This concave bottom was first proposed by J. S. Russell of Toronto, Canada sometime after 1870, and was subsequently adopted by Scottish stone manufacturer Andrew Kay. The granite for the stones comes from two sources: Ailsa Craig, an island off the Ayrshire coast of Scotland, and the Trefor Granite Quarry in Wales. Curling brom The curling broom, or brush, is used to sweep the ice surface in the path of the stone, (see sweeping), and is also often used as a balancing aid during delivery of the stone. Prior to the 1950s, most curling brooms were made
of corn strands and were similar to household brooms of the day. In 1958, Fern Marchessault of Montreal inverted the corn straw in the centre of the broom. This style of corn broom was referred to as the Blackjack. Shoes Curling shoes are similar to ordinary athletic shoes except that they have dissimilar soles; the slider shoe is designed for the off foot (or sliding foot) and the nonsliding shoe for the hack foot. The slider shoe is designed to slide and typically has a Teflon sole. It is worn by the thrower during delivery from the hack and by sweepers or the skip to glide down the ice when sweeping or otherwise traveling down the sheet quickly. Stainless steel was once common for slider soles, and "red brick" sliders with lateral blocks of PVC on the sole are also available. Most shoes have a full-sole sliding surface, but some shoes have a
sliding surface covering only the outline of the shoe and other enhancements with the full-sole slider. Some shoes have small disc sliders covering the front and heel portions or only the front portion of the foot, which allow more flexibility in the sliding foot for curlers playing with tuck deliveries. When a player is not throwing, the player's slider shoe can be temporarily rendered nonslippery by using a slipon gripper. Ordinary athletic shoes may be converted to sliders by using a step-on or slip-on Teflon slider or by applying electrical or gaffer tape directly to the sole or over a piece of cardboard. This arrangement often suits casual or beginning players.
Ibrahim Halilullah Erbay
In the world of track and field, there are three different types of runner; sprinters, middle-distance runners and distance runners. Sprinters run the shortest distances, and the races may only last a few seconds. Sprinters are generally characterized by fast, explosive muscles. These runners are typically extremely muscular. For instance Usain St. Leo Bolt is a Jamaican sprinter widely regarded as the fastest person ever. He is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic time measurements became mandatory in 1977. Along with his teammates, he also set the
world record in the 4×100 metres relay. He is the reigning Olympic champion in these three events, the first man to win six Olympic gold medals in sprinting, and an eight-time World champion. He was the first to achieve a "double double" by winning 100 m and 200 m titles at consecutive Olympics (2008 and 2012), and topped this through the first "double triple" (including 4×100 m relays). The second type of runner, the middle-distance runners, runs longer races, such as the quarter-mile dash or the 800 meter run. A good middledistance runner must be versatile; he or she must possess a combination of speed and endurance. For example Hicham El Guerrouj is a Moroccan former middle distance runner. He is the current holder of the 1500 metres, mile and outdoor 2000 metres world records, as well as a double Olympic gold medalist. From about 1995 until his retirement from serious competition following the 2004 Olympics, he was the dominant middle distance runner of his day. Often referred to as the "King of the Mile", many consider him to be the greatest middle distance runner of all time. The final type of runner is the distance runner. Physically speaking, a distance runner is on the other end of the spectrum from a sprinter. He or she typically runs races that are anywhere from 1,600 to 10,000 meters long and has a thin, lean muscle tone. Distance runners are usually small and light. Because their races are longer and take more time to complete, distance runners need to be mentally strong so that they can put forth their performance over the duration of race. For example Tirunesh Dibaba is an Ethiopian long distance track athlete and the outdoor 5000 metres world record-holder. She is the current World and Olympic 10,000 metres champion. She has won in total five world track titles and five world cross country titles. She is nicknamed the "Baby Faced Destroyer’’. Because of the variations, almost everyone can fit into one of the three running categories.
J E R E E D Yasin Onay
When the Turkish people poured westwards from their Central Asian homelands in the 11th century, they came on horseback into Anatolia, the land which the poet Nazym Hikmet described as ‘stretching like a mare’s head into the Mediterranean’. The horse, which played a central role in Turkish life in the Central Asian steppes, was probably first ridden and harnessed to vehicles in the area between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea northeast of Anatolia. The Turks brought not only their horses to Anatolia but many related aspects of their culture, one being the equestrian sport known as cirit or jereed. Cirit is a means of improving equestrian skills, and involves two teams of horsemen, each armed with a dried date, oak or poplar stick. These sticks are 70-100 cm in length and 2-3 cm in diameter, with blunt ends. They were originally heavier and thicker, but to reduce the risk of injury players came to prefer sticks made of poplar wood, which become lighter when dried.
The players ride horses specially trained for the sport. The teams line up facing one another on the field, each player at a distance of about 100 metres from the next. The person who signals the start of the game is known as the çavus, and before the game he introduces each of the players to the spectators with words of praise. Meanwhile drums and reed pipes play military marches and Köroglu folk airs. At the beginning of the game it is traditional for the youngest rider to trot towards the opposing team, and at a distance of 10-15 metres toss his cirit stick at one of the players. Simultaneously he turns his horse back and tries to reach the safety of his own side, pursued by the other player with a stick in his hand. This process of chasing and fleeing, while trying to hit an opponent with a stick, is the essence of the game, which requires skill and sportsmanship. To hit the horse instead of the rider, which is regarded as the sign of an inexperienced player, is
against the rules, and the offender is sent off the field. The referees, who are former cirit players with standing in the community, count the number of hits and at the end of the game announce the winning team. Experienced cirit players rarely miss hitting an opponent, and are skilled at avoiding hits themselves by bending low, hanging down from one side of the horse, and other feats of acrobacy. Part of the skill lies in training the horses so that they play a significant role in the outcome of the game. The formation of the two teams has its traditional etiquette. Care is taken not to put players who are on bad terms in opposing teams, and players who display deliberately hostile behaviour during a match are blacklisted. Cirit was particularly widespread in the Ottoman Empire from the 16th century onwards, becoming the foremost martial sport. In peace time it was played to improve the cavalryâ€™s attack and defence skills, and during campaigns to whip up their enthusiasm for battle. Some of the sultans are known to have been cirit players, and early Ottoman sultans like Yildirim
Bayezid (1389-1402) and Ă‡elebi Mehmed (1413-1421) attached importance to cirit in the training of their armies. A superior class of cavalrymen known as cĂźndi was formed from those skilled at cirit. However, the game was not without its dangers, and injuries and even death from falls in the attempt to catch the flying cirit sticks prompted Mahmud II (1808-1839) to ban the sport altogether after he dissolved the Janissary Corps. Although playing cirit resumed before long, particularly in the provinces, it never recovered the importance of former times. Today cirit is not as widespread as it once was, but is still played as a spectator sport, primarily in Erzurum, but also in the provinces of Artvin, Kars, Bayburt, Diyarbakir, Siirt and Konya. Folklore societies are also attempting to keep this traditional sport alive by organising tournaments.
What is hemsball? Harun Babadag
GAME FEATURES INTRODUCTION Hemsball is a fun and entertaining new sport that can be played by people of all ages. It can be played easily in both outdoor and indoor areas. While playing Hemsball it is
important to have good hand-eye coordination, a high level of focus and concentration in order to be able to catch the ball and serve it. The name of the sport, as shown below, was derived from the first letters of the combination of the performance that is portrayed during the game.
H = Hand E = Energy M = Move S = Stability BALL = Ball
continue until a ball touches inside the hoop, goes out or a player makes a mistake. The player who wins a point gets to serve.
The objective of the game is to throw the Hemsball into the Hemsball hoop that is on the Hemsball target board on the floor, without hitting the hoop and make it go to the player side and into the “player area” and to prevent the rivals from achieving the same goal. While sending the
ball into the Game and “player’s” area they may catch the ball in any way including on the plates where they are stepping. The ball is put into play with a draw in which the loser serves. The player who serves will throw the ball at the hoop to send it to the rival side. The counting will
The Republic of Turkey Ministry of Youth and Sports, Sports for Everyone (HIS) Federation decided to support HEMSBALL in their letter no. THIS/31 dated January 6, 2012. After participating in various activities a tremendous interest developed for our new sport and with its introduction especially during the 2nd Balkan Sports for Everyone Sports Festival that was organized by HIS on May 10-14, 2012, the sport of HEMSBALL won the admiration of national and international participants alike and attracted the attention of the academic community. A pilot region application was conducted on April 16-20 at the Çigli Pre-School Sports Festival organized by the Gülen Kora Elementary School, in which HEMSBALL was introduced to 30 Schools and 2000 students. The importance of HEMSBALL
in terms of its contribution to making sports part of a daily routine for elementary school students and in the development of the childrenâ€™s psychomotor skills was observed by the teachers and educators. In order to help spread the sport and make it possible for people in all walks of life do sports, HEMSBALL instructions were given at the Izmir Seferihisar A-1 Type Closed Prison between the dates of July 24-31. The activity of HEMSBALL in prisons allows the opportunity for inmates to be able to do sports easily throughout the day in their wards. At the same time it has provided a solution to excessive immobility, obesity and stress related problems. BENEFITS 1. Supporting the psychomotor development of children.
2. Increasing focus and concentration development. 3. Enabling balance development. 4. Providing mental coordination. 5. Developing reflexes. 6. Gaining flexibility. 7. Proving a solution to excessive immobility, obesity and stress related problems. 8. Supplementing athlete training. (Tennis, Badminton, Handball, Basketball, etc). 9. Helping families and communities gain awareness about sports, relieve stress and make sports and spending time together enjoyable. 10. Increasing physical activities for older people in order to support healthy living. 11. Helping handicapped people in physical activities in order to help them participate in sports. 12. Keeping children and young people away from bad habits by distancing them from computers. 13. Helping all students participate in sports since it is an easy sport to play that does not require a sports facility or field.
Tartu Ăœlikool/Rock (University of Tartu/Rock) is an Estonian professional basketball club, based in Tartu, currently participating in the Korvpalli Meistriliiga (Estonian league), the Baltic Basketball League and the EuroChallenge. The basketball team belongs to The University of Tartu and plays their home games at the Tartu
Ăœlikooli Spordihoone (Sporthall of Tartu University). Team name history The University's basketball team has had several names in the history. The name changes were mostly due to sponsorship reasons. Here is the complete list:
Trophies Troughout the years Tartu Ülikool Rock have had many awards. Here is the list of them: Estonian Championships: 22 * 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010 Estonian Cups: 15 * 1950, 1952, 1956, 1958, 1974, 1976, 1979, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 BBL Cup: 1 * 2010 Soviet Union League Championship: 1 * 1949 On the 4th of March in the year 2008 Tartu Ülikool/Rock made Estonian club basketball history by beating PBC Ural Great with games 2–1 in the FIBA EuroCup and advancing to the semifinals.Tartu played in the same group with CSK VSS Samara, Lappeenrannan NMKY and PAOK BC winning five games and losing only one to Samara in Russia. After beating Ural Great, Tartu lost to Barons LMT in the semi-finals with the score 82–88. In the third-place game, Tartu was defeated by Proteas EKA AEL with the score 70–79. But that was the only time when Estonian team got so far in EuroCup ever.
HEAD COACH TOOMAS KANDIMAA
PHYCICAL TRAININ COACH
Current season In this season Tartu Ăœlikool Rock played their first game on 2nd of October against Tallinna Kalev. Tartu Rock won 60:40. The beginning of this season was hard. Team did not get the right flow to get going and in the middle of November team decided with the player to send home Uros Lukovic. They had been talking about it for a while and they finally decided to go separate ways.
Quite soon after Uros went away Vilmantas Dilys joined the team. Vilmantas blended into the team really quickly. Team got that flow and started winning a lot. It started on 15th of November and ended 22nd of December (14 games). After that flow Rock
lost one game and won 11 more games straight. After that they lost their good flow but still the team got really far. 22nd of December Tartu Rock won Estonian Trophy. For that competed 4 teams. In the final game Tartu Rock played against the biggest rival in Estonia and won 71:69 and the trophy was Tartu Rockâ€™s.
In the mean time Rock played again some important games and made almost to EuroCup final4. Tartu Rock needed one more win to get there but unfortunately they did not win.
On 5th of April the team got really bad news. In a close game against the rival Kalev Cramo one of Rockâ€™s player Augustas Peciukevicius crashed into one of the man on the opposite team and broke his collar-bone and probably is on the bench the rest of the season. Augustas had a surgery and doctors gave hope that Augustas may be able to play in the some on the games this season.
needs is to win the finals. Right now Rock got into the semifinals and probably wins in the semifinals and gets into the finals and probably the opponent will be the rival BC Kalev Cramo. Letâ€™s hope for an exiting finals!
On 13th of April ended our Baltic Basketball League also. In the series for 2 wins Tartu Rock won agains Finnish team and won BBL bronze medal. Despite Augustas being on the bench Rock won the main league first place and now all that Rock
And of course - the fans are the best in the world! We are like one big family and we get along really like best friends.
I think almost everybody knows what is Frisbee. If not then the shape is similar to a plate. Probably every kid has played it in their childhood. For this game you donâ€™t need much, just one Frisbee and outside a little bit space. You can play it with your friends or a dog. If you want to have just fun and pass a little time then you even donâ€™t have to know any techniques.
A frisbee can skip, bounce, fly, hover, flip, spin, roll -- and even hold your dinner. It can be thrown upside down or with your toes. It can fit under your car seat or in a desk, open a beer or decorate your room. If that isn't enough, add to the list that they can't break car windows and they're kid-safe, too. What about if you want to compete and do it as a sport? Everything is possible with Frisbee.
First you can play disc-golf. Actually from 1970 you can play dis-golf as a professional. They say that disc-golf is like a addicting game, where players have to throw Frisbee with small amount .of throws to disc-golf basket
The winner is who can do the disc-golf course with smaller amount of throws, what usually consists of 9 or 18 baskets. This game is similar to well-known ball golf, but instead of ball you have Frisbee.
F R I S B E E
You throw Frisbee as you know if you don’t know any techniques. You will continue your game where Frisbee lands, until you get it in the basket.
Second game is Ultimate Frisbee, similar to American football. In ultimate you have two teams of seven players on a large pitch. A line drawn across the pitch at either end creates two ‘’endzones’’. These are the goal-scoring areas. A goal is scored when a team completes a pass to a player standing or running in the endzone they are attacking. Players cannot run with the disc. When you get the disc you must stop and try to throw it to another player and better is when the player is more far from you.
In ultimate it isn’t allowed to have any contact between players, it can be declared as a foul. At the most competitive events,
there are referee-like observers on hand that make final rulings only when two players can't come to an agreement. They are not involved in the game unless a player asks them to be. Even at the professional level, where the sport is reffed, there is a clause in the rulebook that allows players to overturn a referee's call if they get it wrong (this happens more than you'd think).
Macedonia national handball team Aleksandra Arsova
Every victory counts! This April was an important and exciting month for the handball fans and the fans of Macedonian sports in general. The best Macedonian handball teams, Vardar and Metalurg, played in the EHF Champion's league and they both qualified in the quarter finals. The matches will be played these days so more euphoria is on the way. Besides, handball is the most popular sport in this
country, so I've decided to write about the Macedonia national (men's) handball team. The Macedonia national handball team was founded in 1992 and since then, it has participated in five important tournaments - the first one in Italy in 1998 and the last one (for now) in Spain in 2013. From the first to the last tournament, we can see a great development in the quality of the game of our team. Many of
our players play in the biggest Macedonian and even European teams and they are very important figures in them. For example, the captain of the national team, Kiril Lazarov, has played for RK Zagreb, BM Atletico Madrid and many more, and he currently plays for FC Barcelona Handbol. Some of the other famous and successful players are Stojance
Stoilov (my personal favorite), whose playing position is pivot, Dejan Manaskov, who plays as a left wing and is a son of the Macedonian handball legend Pepi Manaskov, Filip Mirkulovski is a central back, Naumce Mojsoski also plays as a central back, Borko Ristovski is the goal keeper and many others who are equally worth mentioning.
Our national handball team along with the national basketball team brought the most joyful times for our nation in the last few years. The first one by winning the fifth place in the European championship (2012), and the latter by winning the fourth place in FIBA EuroBasket (2011). I know that it doesnâ€™t sound like a big success, but those are the greatest achievements of
a Macedonian national team ever and, trust me, Macedonian people have never experienced that much collective happiness like the times of celebration. The streets were full of people wearing the colors of our flag, bursting with joy and patriotic feelings. It is a clichĂŠ to say it, but it really was a thing that you cannot explain with words.
Photos from the big welcoming party on the city square in Skopje after the European championship (2012).
That is why I consider the Macedonian sportsâ€™ successes as our national, nonmaterial treasure that we should appreciate and support. Investment in sport is the best investment that can be made for a happy and healthy nation. Sport is one of the few things that unite us and that promote our country in the world.
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