Mostly practiced sports – 10 most popular disciplines in the world:
1. Football: 4 bln fans
It is practiced all over the world. In Poland, sports clubs play over 300,000 people.
2. Cricket: 2,5 bln fans
A team game based on bouncing the ball with a stick. The most popular is in Great Britain and its former colonies.
3. Field hockey: 2 bln fans
Team game is popular mainly in Western Europe, South Asia, South Africa and Australia.
4. Tennis: 1 bln fans
The History of tennis dates back to the 12th century. Its original form evolved in French … monasteries.
5. Volleyball: 900 mln fans
Volleyball is popular especially in Europe and America.
6. Table tennis: 875 mln fans
Also known as ping pong, it is played and is seen mainly in Europe and Asia.
7. Basketball: 875 mln fans
This sports discipline is particularly popular in the USA. Around 450 million people throw in the basket all over the world.
8. Baseball: 500 mln fans
Team game derived from with cricket, very popular in the United States.
9. Rugby: 475 mln fans
This discipline requiring great physical effort is mainly cultivated in the Great Britain, RSA and on the antipodes.
10. Golf: 450 mln fans
North America, Western Europe, East Asia – golf is popular primarily in developed countries.
First Winter Olympics – Chamonix in the French Alps
First Winter Olympics – 25.01.1924 in Chamonix in the French Alps, opened the first
Winter Olympic Games. Called the Week of Winter Sports. At the conference,
the IOC in Prague a year later were considered to be the first Winter Olympics.
Physical exercises beneficial effects
Physical exercises beneficial effects – Have a positive impact on the level of neurotrophic factor BDNF,
which promotes growth, improves communication and survival of neurons. A diet rich in healthy fats,
for example. Omega-3 fatty acid, nourishes the brain tissue, where fat plays a key role – creates
a sheath cellular and myelin.
First climbed Mount Everest – Hillary, Norgay expedition
First climbed Mount Everest – Hillary, Norgay expedition – In 05. 29. 1953 Edmund Hillary
and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay for the first time climbed the highest peak of the Earth:
– Mount Everest (8848 m.a.s.l.).
Oldest athletics world record
Oldest athletics world record – The oldest world record belongs to Jarmila Kratochvílová. 26.07.1983 in the 800 meters run gained time 1.53,28 min.
Football in Vatican
Football in Vatican – The Vatican has since 1972 its own football league. The competition involved, among others, teams Mail, Museum, or press the Vatican. The Vatican’s Football Federation is not a member of FIFA or UEFA.
– Successful penalty kick (74.7 %)
– Saved by goalkeeper (18.2 %)
– Shot missed the goal (3.6 %)
– Hit the woodwork (and not ended with goal) (3.5 %)
Penalty kick statistics – European three seasons
Penalty kick statistics – In 2008. Castrol has commissioned a detailed study of penalty kicks executed in three seasons in football leagues: English, Spanish, Italian, French and German. The whole is complemented by the results of the Champions League, UEFA Cup and European Championship. With the 1527 penalty shoot the ball landed in the net in 75.7% of cases. It follows that the ¼ of penalties will not translate into goals. 3.6% of all shots landed outside the goal, stopped the remaining 3.5% of the posts or crossbar. Goalkeepers managed to defend up 18.2% strokes.
Doping in Munich
Doping in Munich – In an anonymous survey conducted among athletes at the XX Olympic Games in Munich (1972). 85% of representatives admitted to the use of different doping.
Lunar sports – During the Apollo 14 mission
Lunar sports – During the Apollo 14 mission in February 1971. On the surface of the Moon stood Edgar Mitchell and Alan Shepard. For a moment before returning to Earth, Shepard shot a few golf balls with a special golf club. The second cosmonaut, Mitchell threw the javelin, which remained on the lunar surface with golf balls.