Pole vault belongs to vertical jumping, similar to high jumping, with the difference that an athlete uses field and track pole made of high quality plastic in order to jump over the plank that is several meters above the ground.
Discus throw is one of the main Olympic disciplines. According to myths the first discus thrower was the Greek hero Perseus and the competition in Olympia was held in 708 B.C. In the program of the modern Olympic Games discus throw has been present since 1896. Of course, within the past time methods and principles changed, the distance of throwing in ancient times was measured by a wooden stick and the stone discus weighed even 8 kg, what would be unthinkable today (in current time the discus used by women weighs 1 kg, and men – 2 kg).
Futsal is a variation of football, that was created in 1930 in Uruguay by a teacher that wanted to provide an indoor activity for his students. It quickly became popular among both children and adults and spread across all of South America and then all over the world. The popularity of futsal can be attributed to its dynamic style, quick player movement, amazing technical skills and frequency of goals.
Hammer throw appeared back in ancient times, but it is true that this discipline then differed from the one we know today. Earlier before a throw an athlete had to run some distance, the hammer itself looked different, being a metallic core with a wood handle. In 1887 the rules were unified, the hammer got attached to a steel cable with a handle and its weight was set at 4 kg for women and 7,26 kg for men.
Golf has been and is one of the most popular kinds of sports in the world. The first mentions about this game come from the Middle Ages, and the motherland of this noble game is thought to be Great Britain. Today all around the world – both professionally and for entertainment – more than 150 million people go in for this sport, and the incomes of the best professional players make tens of millions of dollars yearly. Moreover, after 112 years, golf returned to the Olympic games program. Together with the development of bookmaker industry it was just a question of time, when golf would become one of the most often predicted kinds of sport in bookmaker bets.
Field hockey, contrary to vision, is a very popular discipline. The first mention of it dates back to 2200 years ago, it has been present in the program of the Olympic games since 1908 and more than 3 million people from more than 100 countries of the world go in for field hockey.
Fencing is one of the oldest and most respectable disciplines of sport in the world. Even though it is not as popular as other sports, there are thounsads of fencing fans and punter around the globe. In this article you can learn more about this sport and how to successfully bet on it.
In the past, the video game industry was defined as one of the genres of entertainment, and as such it is widely perceived to this day. It is quite understandable. Most people asked about video games, would describe them as fun, but a bit childish way of spending your free time. On the other hand, there is a completely different type of people - the ones who realised that computer gaming is becoming a branch of modern competitive sportsmanship. Sounds unreal? E-sportsmen acquired idol status among young people all around the world. With sport class visas, previously reserved only for professional athletes, they travel across the globe and take part in various tournaments where they play in front of a live audience, counting hundreds of thousands fans. South Korea even turned Starcraft - real time strategy game - into its national sport.
The first mention of swimming dates back to 7000 years ago. With time it has become a sporting and Olympic discipline – it has been present in the Olympic Games since 1896. One incredible case is connected with swimming in the Olympiad’s history – in 2008 in Beijing the American Michael Phelps won 8 gold medals. Nobody has been able to beat his record yet.
Despite darts is not recognised as the most popular sport in the world, it has a huge number of fans.
Initially a javelin was a hunting or war weapon. With time, however, javelin throwing became a kind of sport which has been popular since the ancient times. Javelin throwing competition was one of the main elements during the ancient Olympic Games.
Shot put is a discipline as old as the world. First mentions about a similar kind of sport can be found at Homer, who described competitions in pushing rocks for different distances, which were held by soldiers precipitating the Troy. Later in XVII century the English soldiers held competitions in pushing cannonballs in order to kill time. After all, it was decided to unify the rules and thus this discipline was born, which creates the history of sport since the first Olympic Games in 1896. Despite shot put is not the main position at bookmaker offers, it still has many fans and punters. Creating this guide we have specially talked to a previous sportsman, now a punter, who specialises namely at shot put.
It is estimated that more than a billion of people can cycle. For ones it is a means of transportation, and for others a form of rest and a way to spend leisure. For thirds, in its turn, it is the most beautiful kind of sport.
Even the Ancient Romans held greyhound racing, where the greyhounds chased live hares or foxes. The winner ate its prey usually in front of enthusiastic spectators. In XI century England only the noblemen could have greyhounds and hunt with them. With time they began to organise amateur races for their pets. All this lead to appearance of the discipline which is known today.
Triathlon is a sporting discipline which contains of swimming (1,5 km), cycling (40 km) and running 10 km. It dates back to the 50's of the XX century and was founded thanks to the love of the Americans to jogging. With time, however, it was claimed that running itself was not enough and it was decided to vary it with swimming and cycling.
In order to be a successful punter and win money on NFL it is advisable to get to know some useful information which have the greatest impact on the outcome of the bets. To make your life easier we have gathered all of the important factors contributing to a winning bet and created a guide which will be useful for both beginners and experienced players.
This question seems to appear prior to each speedway season. There are only few Internet bookmakers who offer bets on speedway. It isn’t football or basketball and the offer is highly limited, and in our opinion each year it becomes even weaker. Why is that? There are probably two reasons for that. One is not enough good traders, often mistakes and large predictability of many matches made the bookmakers more careful. Moreover the popularity of speedway is limited only to few countries.
Wrestling is one of the oldest disciplines of sport in the history. First wall paintings presented 5000-year old single combats of two fighters. Fights were held back in Ancient Egypt, however, its prosperity came in the ancient Rome and antique Greece, where the best fighters became heroes of songs and poems.