2008 Beijing Olympic

August 28th, 2014 admin Sports 0

The 2008 Beijing Olympic has started on August 8th, 2008. Already China has 26 gold medals, while U.S follows with 14 gold medals, but the total count for medals is, China 41, U.S.A 48.  Olympic games consist of 302 events in 28 sports.

There are all sorts of sports, from swimming to wrestling. For all the sports in the Olympic you can go to the website, Olympic. The Olympic games are held every 4 years. China has been chosen in July 13, 2001. China has a different strategy of training athletes for the Olympic games. China believes starting early and quantity of training is better than quality will help the athlete’s get prepared for the Olympic games.

Some Chinese athletes start training from 6 years old, and they train everyday. They only meet their parents once a week, Saturday. On the other hand, U.S.A believes that technology and sports will help the athlete better. U.S.A athletes use the technology to see what part of their body they have to exercise and strengthen to prove best in the Olympic games. As the  battle continues between the two rival countries, U.S.A, and China, who will have the most medals and gold medals.

How Basketball Started !

August 28th, 2014 admin Sports 0

Basketball is a fascinating sport. This sport is famous all around the world. The sport basketball started in the year of 1891, in YMCA training school, today known as Spring Field College. Dr. James Naismith, a physical education teacher looked for a vigorous indoor game to keep to keep his students occupied during the long New England winters to keep them in shape.

After rejecting many ideas of the rules he came up with the basic rules and nailed a peach basket on to a 10 foot elevated track. In contrast with modern basketball nets, this peach basket retained its bottom, and balls had to be retrieved manually after each “basket” or point scored; this proved wasteful, however, so a hole was drilled into the bottom of the basket, allowing the balls to be poked out with a long rod each time. The peach baskets were used until 1906 when they were finally replaced by metal hoops with backboards.

The first official basketball game was held at YMCA gymnasium on January 20, 1892, with 9 players on each team. Not only men played basketball, by 1892 women basketball team began at Smith College. Basketball’s early adherents were dispatched to YMCAs throughout the United States, and it quickly spread through the USA and Canada.

By 1895, it was well established at several woman’s high schools. While the YMCA was responsible for initially developing and spreading the game, within a decade it discouraged the new sport, as rough play and rowdy crowds began to detract from the YMCA’s primary mission. By the 1950’s basketball was a widely played game in college during the long winter.