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Carom billiards

Carom billiards, sometimes called carambole billiards or simply carambole are a family of billiards games played on cloth-covered tables. In these games, the players strike heavy balls with sticks called cues. Carom billiards tables have no pocke ...

                                               

Irving Crane

Irving Crane, nicknamed "the Deacon", was an American pool player from Livonia. He was frequent champion and leading player in the sport. He is most well known for his skill at the game of straight pool. He won six world billiards titles in this ...

                                               

Nine-ball

Nine-ball is a cue sport and a type of pool. The game comes from 1920s in the United States. It is played on a rectangular billiard table with pockets at each of the four corners and in the middle of each long side. Using a cue stick, players mus ...

                                               

Pool (cue sports)

Pool, also known as pocket billiards, is the general term for a family of cue sports. These games are played on a pool table with six holes cut into them called pockets, into which balls are deposited as one of the main goals of play.

                                               

Straight pool

Straight pool, also called 14.1 continuous or simply 14.1, is a pocket billiards game. It was the common sport of championship competition until faster-playing games like nine-ball and to a lesser extent eight-ball became more popular. This is th ...

                                               

World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association is the governing body of professional snooker and English billiards. It owns and sets the official rules of the two sports and engages in promotional activities on behalf of the sports. It ...

                                               

Bicycle

A bicycle is a small, human powered land vehicle with a seat, two wheels, two pedals, and a metal chain connected to cogs on the pedals and rear wheel. A frame gives the bike strength, and the other parts are attached to the frame. The name comes ...

                                               

Bicycle path

A bicycle path is a way marked for people on bicycles to use. Many bicycle path networks can be found in countries such as Denmark or Netherlands, which has had a national system of cycle routes since 1993. These networks may use routes dedicated ...

                                               

Criterium

A criterium, or crit, is a type of bicycle race held on a short course, often run on closed-off city centre streets. Race length can be either a time or a number of laps. Often a criterium lasts about one hour, which is shorter than that of a tra ...

                                               

Derny race

A derny race is a race in which the cyclists are paced by someone riding a derny. A Derny is a motorised bicycle designed and built for motor-paced cycling events e.g.: motor-paced races in six-day and Keirin racing or motor-paced road races. The ...

                                               

Grand Tour (cycling)

:For other uses see Grand Tour There are three Grand Tour cycling races:- In France, the Tour de France In Spain, the Vuelta Ciclista a España In Italy, the Giro dItalia This is the order they are raced in each year. All three are in the "ProTour ...

                                               

Green jersey

In road bicycle racing, and especially the three Grand Tour stage races Tour de France, Giro dItalia and Vuelta a Espana, the Green jersey is the name given to a cycling jersey worn by the leader in a subsidiary competition. For example, while th ...

                                               

Hour record

The hour record for bicycles is the record for the longest distance cycled in one hour on a bicycle. The first recorded hour record was in 1876 when F. L. Dodds rode 26.508 kilometres on a penny-farthing bicycle. Many people since then have tried ...

                                               

Manchester Velodrome

Manchester Velodrome is an indoor cycle-racing track in Manchester, in the north west of England. It opened in September 1994 and is the United Kingdoms leading indoor Olympic-standard track. Today it is home to the National Cycling Centre, and t ...

                                               

Mountain biking

Mountain biking is the sport of riding bicycles off-road. Often this is done over rough terrain. Mountain biking uses specially designed mountain bikes. Mountain bikes are similar to other bikes, but have features designed to make them stronger a ...

                                               

Polka dot jersey

The polka dot jersey is the special cycling jersey given to the "King of the Mountains" in the Tour de France. The jersey is white with red spots, called polka dots. There is also space for the logo of the cycling team the winner belongs to. The ...

                                               

Rainbow jersey

The Rainbow jersey is a special jersey worn by world champion cyclists during races. It is mainly white with five horizontal bands in the UCI colours around the chest. From the bottom up the colours are: green, yellow, black, red and blue, the sa ...

                                               

Road bicycle racing

Road bicycle racing is a sport where people race on bicycle along paved roads. Usually riders start the race at the same time. The winner is the first to the finish line at the end of the route. Road bicycle racing is popular in Belgium, Colombia ...

                                               

Selånger SK

Selånger SK is a sports club in the town of Sundsvall in Sweden. It was established in 1921. The club runs bandy, soccer, Nordic skiing, orienteering and ski orienteering. It earlier even ran table tennis, cycling, track and field athletics, race ...

                                               

Time trial

In many racing sports an athlete will compete in a time trial. This is when the athlete races over a course as fast as he can. In cross country skiing and biathlon competitions, a skier will start every 30 to 60 seconds. These are called interval ...

                                               

Tjejtrampet

Tjejtrampet was an annual road bicycle racing event which, as the name tells, was open only for female participants. The event was held in Sweden by lagte May between 1990-2009. The race was held for first time on 13 May 1990. It was won by Maria ...

                                               

Tour of Flanders

The Tour of Flanders is a Flanders Classics road cycling race. It is held in Belgium every spring. It is a week before the Paris–Roubaix road race. The Tour of Flanders is part of the UCI World Tour. It is one of the monuments of the European pro ...

                                               

2006-2007 UCI Oceania Tour

The 2006-2007 UCI Oceania Tour is the third season of the UCI Oceania Tour of professional road bicycle racing held in various countries throughout the Oceania region. The season begins with the Jayco Herald Sun Tour stage race in October 2006 an ...

                                               

UCI ProTour

The UCI ProTour is a series of bicycle road races organised by the world governing body the International Cycling Federation The ProTour is the top grade of races for the top 20 cycling teams. The ProTour includes one day races, time trials, and ...

                                               

Unicycle

A unicycle is a pedal vehicle. It is like a bicycle, but it has only one wheel. It has a seat and pedals, but no chain or gears. There is no handlebar, it is steered by gripping the seat with the legs and twisting the body. A rider keeps their ba ...

                                               

Union Cycliste Internationale

The Union Cycliste Internationale or International Cycling Union usually called the UCI is the governing body of bicycle racing in the world. It sets out rules for bicycle design, and types of races. The UCI also issues licences to racing teams w ...

                                               

Yellow jersey

The Yellow jersey is the jersey worn by the leader of many multi-day bicycle races, originally and most notably the Tour de France. It allows the rider who was in the overall lead at the end of the previous day to be easily identified. Because th ...

                                               

Darts

Darts is a type of throwing game where darts are thrown towards a circular target held on a wall. The circular target is called the dartboard. Darts is most liked in the United Kingdom, mainly in England, and is a pub game. Darts was first played ...

                                               

Nine-dart finish

A nine-dart finish is a perfect leg of darts. It is achieved by using the minimum number of darts. The aim of each player is to gradually subtract their score from their initial number of points until they reach 0, by finishing either on a double ...

                                               

Jim Clark

Jim Clark OBE was a British Formula One racing driver from Scotland. He was the dominant driver of his era, winning two World Championships, in 1963 and 1965. At the time of his death, he had won more Grand Prix races 25 and achieved more Grand P ...

                                               

Bruce McLaren

Bruce Leslie McLaren was a race-car designer, driver, engineer and inventor. he was born on 30 August 1937 Auckland, New Zealand. Bruce McLaren was the founder of the company McLaren. As a child Bruce McLaren was interested in vehicles. While gro ...

                                               

Dean Potter

Dean S. Potter was an American free climber, alpinist, BASE jumper, BASEliner, and highliner. He was known for hard first ascents, free solo ascents, speed ascents, and enchainments in Yosemite National Park and Patagonia.

                                               

Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna da Silva, better known as Ayrton Senna, was a Brazilian Formula 1 driver who won the championship three times, in 1988, 1990 and in 1991. He died in an accident that took place on the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, better known as Im ...

                                               

Carabiner

A carabiner is a metal loop, which can be opened on one side. This side is called a gate. The other side is called spine. Carabiners are often used for rock climbing, sailing and canoeing. They also are used for construction of high buildings or ...

                                               

Hockey stick

A hockey stick is a long, wooden pole used to push, pass, or shoot in the sports of ice hockey and field hockey. The art of developing ice hockey sticks is a complex science and has become big business. Ice hockey sticks are mostly made of compos ...

                                               

Hurley (stick)

A hurley, also known as a hurl’, is a wooden stick measuring between 70 and 100 cm long with a flattened, curved end, used to hit a sliotar in the Irish sport of hurling. It is also used in camogie, the female equivalent, and there often called a ...

                                               

Javelin

A javelin is a light spear designed to be thrown. Historically it was a weapon, but from the Ancient Greeks to today it was used for sport. The javelin is almost always thrown by hand. The javelin throw is a sports event, one of the field events ...

                                               

Parachute

A parachute uses drag to slow something moving in air. It is often an umbrella shaped device on which people or things can float slowly and safely down to the ground from a great height, such as an aircraft. The word parachute comes from the Fren ...

                                               

Punching bag

A punching bag is a tough bag which is supposed to be punched a lot. It is used in exercise or stress relief to improve one of three areas: physical strength, aerobic fitness or punching technique.

                                               

Racquet

A tennis racquet has a long handle and a large oval-shaped area used to hit a tennis ball. It has many strings stretched across its surface or face both horizontally and vertically. The strings supply bounce to hit the ball. The handle and frame ...

                                               

Shuttlecock

A shuttlecock is used in the sport badminton. The shuttlecock center is hit with a badminton racquet over the net, in this fast sport. A shuttlecock is also called a shuttle. Other names for shuttlecock are bird, or birdie, because it can be made ...

                                               

Skateboard

A skateboard is a board with four wheels put on under it. It is used to go skateboarding. The first skateboards were a piece of wood with rollerskater attached to it. This became popular and by 1960, skateboards were made in production. As more s ...

                                               

Snowboard core material

The core material of the snowboard must withstand 3 types of loading: transverse loading, longitudinal loading, and torsional loading. Transverse loading is applied on the middle of longitudinal axis and the edge of the board. Longitudinal loadin ...

                                               

Vault (gymnastics)

A vault is an apparatus that male and female gymnasts perform on. A vault is included in gymnastics competitions such as the olympics. The gymnasts first run before they flip on the vault. Either the male or female gymnast perform a flip in the a ...

                                               

24 Hours of Le Mans

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the worlds oldest active sports car race in endurance racing. The race happens each year near the town of Le Mans, France. It was first run in 1923. The cars must run for 24 hours without mechanical damage. It is import ...

                                               

Great Ireland Run

The Great Ireland Run is an 10-kilometre road running competition which is held in Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland in mid-April. It is held every year since 2003. It is part of the Great Run series of athletics competitions. It has IAAF Bronze Labe ...

                                               

Asian Fencing Championships

Asian Fencing Championships is the fencing zonal championship organized by the Asian Fencing Confederation for the Asia-Oceania zone. The first Asian Fencing Championships was held in 1973 in Tehran, however, fencing in the continent did not proc ...

                                               

Fencing

This is about the sport. You may be wanting to read about a fence. Fencing is a sport that includes two people with swords. The aim is to score hits. There is also a referee. In the olden times when two people argued they fenced the first one to ...

                                               

Acrobatics

Acrobatics is usually understood as a sport. a kind of performing arts; a kind of physical exercises; Acrobatics requires extraordinary balance, agility, flexibility, control, concentration and motor coordination. A person who performs acrobatics ...

                                               

Bench press

The bench press is a weight training exercise for the chest muscles and some helping muscles in the shoulders and arms. The most people who have bad form in this exercise will push with the feet to make their back bent and lifted up off the bench ...