Thursday, February 28, 2008

Ice Hockey




Ice hockey, often referred to simply as hockey in Canada and the United States, is a team sport played on ice. It is a speedy and physical sport. Ice hockey is most popular in areas that are sufficiently cold for natural, reliable seasonal ice cover, though with the advent of indoor artificial ice rinks it has become a year-round pastime at the amateur level in major metropolitan areas such as cities that host a National Hockey League (NHL) or other professional-league team. It is one of the four major North American professional sports, and is represented by the National Hockey League (NHL) at the highest level, and the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL), the highest level of women's ice hockey in the world. It is the official national winter sport of Canada, where the game enjoys immense popularity, and is also the most popular spectator sport in Finland.[citation needed] Only six of the thirty NHL franchises are based in Canada, but Canadian players outnumber Americans in the league by a ratio of almost four to one.[citation needed] About thirty percent of the league's players are non-North American.[citation needed]
While there are 64 total members of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden and the United States have finished in most of the coveted 1st, 2nd and 3rd places at IIHF World Championships. Of the 63 medals awarded in men's competition at the Olympic level from 1920 on, only six did not go to the one of those countries, or a former entity thereof, such as Czechoslovakia or the Soviet Union. Only one of those six medals was above bronze. Those seven nations have also captured 162 of 177 medals awarded at 59 non-Olympic IIHF World Championships, and all medals since 1954. Likewise, all nine Olympic and 27 IIHF World Women Championships medals have gone to one of those seven countries. Also deserving of mention is Switzerland, which has won two men's bronze medals at the Olympics and finished third at least seven times at the World Championships. Switzerland also maintains one of the oldest and top-rated ice hockey leagues (the Swiss Nationalliga) outside of the NHL.


American Football


American football, known in the United States simply as football, is a competitiveteam sport known for mixing strategy with intense physical play. The object of the game is to score points by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone. The ball can be advanced by carrying it (a running play) or by throwing it to a teammate (a passing play). Points can be scored in a variety of ways, including carrying the ball over the goal line, catching a pass from beyond the goal line, tackling an opposing ball carrier in his own end zone, or kicking the ball through the goal posts on the opposing side. The winner is the team with the most points when the time expires at the end of play.Outside the United States, the sport is referred as "American football" (or a translation thereof) to differentiate it from other football codes. In Australia and New Zealand the game is known as Gridiron football, although in the United States the term gridiron refers only to the playing field itself. In much of the world, the term football usually refers to what Americans call.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Basketball



The basketball, known as "basket", is a very fast sport. This sport consists in two teams with five players each. The game has four times with ten minutes each and the main objective is to introduce the ball in the basket of the opponent team (marking points, 3, 2 or 1, depending of the distance that the ball is thrown) and, at the same time, to avoid that is introduced in the same basket, respecting the rules of the game.The most famous player was Magic Johnson, he did 42 points in just a game and playing as guard, foward and center during that game. He played for Los Angeles Lakers, a famous team of the USA.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

soccer



Football is the sport that attracts thousands of fans around the world. The sport consists of a departure for ninety minutes regulations where two teams compete in the possession of the ball, in order to hit the ball at the opponent's goal. Each team has eleven players, the game has the main Judge and their auxiliaries. The teams compete in differents championships as: Champions league, Copa Libertadores and Intercontinental Cup.
The best known dribblings are: The cow dribbling, the elastic, the hat, the pedaling and the dribbling between the legs.
The most famous players are: Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi, Podolski, Ballack, Ronaldinho, Beckham, ibrahimovic and Zidane.
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Vistit: http://www.fifa.com/