Winter Olympics is a major international sports event. It takes place every four years. The games are played on ice and snow.The original five Winter Olympics sports were bobsleigh, curling, ice hockey, Nordic ski, and skating. Later, snowboarding, Skelton, freestyle skiing, Luge, skiing, short track speed skating were added. They are categorized as Nordic Sports, ice sports, and alpine/skiing/ snowboarding events.
The most common reason to prepare for a marathon is personal growth. You might want to test your limits and challenge yourself. Others reasons are to lose weight, get healthy or raise awareness for a charity. Marathons are not a common race. A lot of preparation and will-power is required to prepare for a marathon.
It is the first and foremost question that comes to the mind before taking part in a marathon. Running for a marathon is completely different from running. You have to stop eating junk food, train hard and have to give up on your social life. Training hours might affect your meetings with friends or relatives. You might affect your knees while preparing for a marathon race. Long distance run damages the heart, affect arthritis and spine. Toenails too can break during a long run.
A marathon is a long event. You have to do a lot of things as a part of the preparation. The essential things that you might forget to carry are Photo ID, Phone Charger, iPod, and headphones. The basics things that you need to execute requires a clear and focused mind. Know what you need to do? Execute your plans. Give yourself a mental break. Take proper sleep ahead of a marathon race. Start running slow and then try to generate pace slowly and gradually. Make sure that to take walk breaks every 10 minutes.
Kaif-Yuvraj Partnership against England, 2002
It was an innings of sheer determination and patience. Mohammed Kaif and Yuvraj Singh produced their best in the Natwest Series Final. India had lost their 5 wickets for just 146 runs while chasing a total of 326 in 50 overs. Mohammed Kaif (87*) and Yuvraj Singh 69 runs helped India develop a partnership of 121 runs for the sixth wicket. It set the tone for team India to win their first series against England. The match went close as Yuvraj departed the 42nd over Kaif guided team India to victory in the final held at Lord’s.
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Hydration is very important part of our life, especially for Athletes. Water in our body helps us in higher energy levels. It helps in muscle repair. A hydrated body is free of nitrogenous waste. It regulates body temperature. Sportspersons use sports drink as a source of hydration.
You could be someone who practices morning walk or evening walk. Most of the people don’t even practice running but those who actually do are involved in running activities. They usually run for at least 1 to 3 kilometers every single day. However, a marathon is completely different from running.
Eder’s winning goal in Euro 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo helped his national side Portugal enter the final for the first time Euro 2016. Unfortunately, the Real Madrid forward was injured in the 17th minute. Eight minutes later, Ronaldo was carried off the field. His eyes were filled with tears as it was the final against France. Eder, a substitute replaced Ronaldo. He scored the winning goal in the 89th minute. Portugal beat France 1-0 in the final to win their first and major title in the history of Portugal. Ronaldo finally got a piece of silverware while playing for the national side.
Choosing a career in sport could be tough. Studies too are not easy. In order to become a sportsperson, one must take the decision of playing a particular sport. We live in a society where parents stress more on education than sports. In our society, it is a norm that education is a safe and conventional route to pursue our career. Thus persons who want to further their career in sports need the inner edge, discipline and training to succeed. The best way to develop sport as a career is to find an activity of interest and start to pursue excellence in that area.
In last few years we have heard or read many stories of tax frauds by footballers. Footballers involved in clubs and national teams earn huge bucks that amounts to millions of dollars especially those who play in European tournaments like Premier League, La-Liga and Bundesliga. Despite the fact that we all are equal the law, in many countries, there is also a provision to escape jail terms by paying fine. Here is a list of such players who were involved in tax fraud. Interestingly these are famous players and are among top paid athletes in the world.