Mostly practiced sports – 10 most popular disciplines

Mostly practiced sports – 10 most popular disciplines in the world:

 
 
Mostly practiced sports - Football - pictogram1. Football: 4 bln fans
It is practiced all over the world. In Poland, sports clubs play over 300,000 people.
 
 
 
 
 
Mostly practiced sports - Cricket - pictogram2. 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.
 
 
 
 
Mostly practiced sports - Field hockey - pictogram3. Field hockey: 2 bln fans
Team game is popular mainly in Western Europe, South Asia, South Africa and Australia.
 
 
 
 
 
Mostly practiced sports - Tennis - pictogram4. Tennis: 1 bln fans
The History of tennis dates back to the 12th century. Its original form evolved in French … monasteries.
 
 
 
 
Mostly practiced sports - Volleyball - pictogram5. Volleyball: 900 mln fans
Volleyball is popular especially in Europe and America.
 
 
 
 
 
Mostly practiced sports - Table tennis - pictogram6. Table tennis: 875 mln fans
Also known as ping pong, it is played and is seen mainly in Europe and Asia.
 
 
 
 
 
Mostly practiced sports - Basketball - pictogram7. 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.
 
 
 
 
Mostly practiced sports - Baseball - pictogram8. Baseball: 500 mln fans
Team game derived from with cricket, very popular in the United States.
 
 
 
 
 
Mostly practiced sports - Rugby - pictogram9. Rugby: 475 mln fans
This discipline requiring great physical effort is mainly cultivated in the Great Britain, RSA and on the antipodes.
 
 
 
 
Mostly practiced sports - Golf - pictogram10. Golf: 450 mln fans
North America, Western Europe, East Asia – golf is popular primarily in developed countries.

Bowling game – One of the oldest sports of world

Bowling game - Bowling ball looking good for a strikeBowling game - Bowling joyBowling game - Bowling ball

Bowling game – One of the oldest sports of world

Bowling game – As with most games, the exact beginning date of the bowling game is unknown. It is assumed that it has roots in the Stone Age and is associated with the creation of man. The first discovered instruments for this game come from Egypt, and they were found in 1932 by the expedition of the British Egyptologist Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853-1942). Among the things buried with a small boy was found a stone ball, which was probably thrown in nine stone bowling pins. Their age was estimated at 5,200 years BC. But even if Petrie was not right, bowling is still one of the oldest sports in the world. Today it is played in not 90 countries around the world, the number of players is around 100 million a year.

First Winter Olympics – Chamonix in the French Alps

First Winter Olympics - Chamonix in the French Alps

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 - Street aerobic exercises, Atlanta

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.

Penalty kick statistics – European three seasons

Penalty kick statistics - Penalty kick success graphPenalty kick statistics - Green color

– Successful penalty kick (74.7 %)

 

Penalty kick statistics - Blue color
– Saved by goalkeeper (18.2 %)

 

Penalty kick statistics - Red color
– Shot missed the goal (3.6 %)

 

Penalty kick statistics - Brown color
– 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.

Lunar sports – During the Apollo 14 mission

Lunar sports - Apollo 14 - Alan ShepardLunar sports - Stuart Roosa, Edgar Mitchell and Alan Shepard

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.