Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ice hockey

It is a team sport played on ice, in which skaters use their sticks to hit a puck into the opponent's net. It is a fast-paced physical sport. Ice hockey is most popular in areas that are sufficiently cold for natural reliable seasonal ice cover, such as Canada, the Republic, LatviaScandinaviaFinlandRussiaSlovakiaSloveniaGermanyAustriaSwitzerland, and the northern latitudes of the United States. With the advent of indoor artificial ice rinks it has become a year-round pastime in these areas. 

       In North America, the National Hockey League (NHL) is the highest level for men and both the Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL) and the Western Women's Hockey League (WWHL) are the highest levels for women. It is the official national winter sport of Canada, where the game enjoys immense popularity.


             It  is a precision club-and-ball sport, in which competing players, using many types of clubs, attempt to hit balls into each hole on a golf course while employing the fewest number of strokes.It is one of the few ball games that does not require a standardized playing area. Instead, the game is played on golf "courses", each of which features a unique design, although courses typically consist of either nine or eighteen holes. Golf is defined, in the rules of golf, as "playing a ball with a club from the teeing ground into the hole by a stroke or successive strokes in accordance with the Rules."

            It competition is generally played for the lowest number of strokes by an individual, known simply as stroke play, or the lowest score on the most individual holes during a complete round by an individual or team, known as match play.


               Olympic team sport in that two teams of six active players, separated by a high net, each try to score points against one another by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules.
         The complete rules of volleyball are extensive, but in general, play proceeds as follows: Points are scored by grounding the ball on the opponents' court, or when the opponent commits a fault. The first team to reach 25 points wins the set and the first team to win three sets wins the match. Teams can contact the ball no more than three times before the ball crosses the net, and consecutive contacts must be made by different players. The ball is usually played with the hands or arms, but players can legally strike or push (short contact) the ball with any part of the body.
     Through time, volleyball has developed to involve common techniques of spiking, passing, blocking, and setting, as well as specialised player positions and offensive and defensive structures. Because many plays are made above the top of the net, vertical jumping is an athletic skill emphasised in volleyball. This article focuses on competitive indoor volleyball, which is carefully regulated and played indoors. Numerous variations of volleyball have developed for casual play, as has the Olympic spin-off sport 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Rugby ball

   It is a style of football that is originate from rugby school in UK.Rugby is played at a fast pace, with few stoppages and continuous possession changes. All players on the field, regardless of position, must be able to run, pass, kick and catch the ball. Likewise, All players must also be able to tackle and defend, making each position both offensive and defensive in nature. There is no blocking of the opponents like in football, and there are only five substitutions per game allowed for each team. A rugby match consists of two 40-minute halves. Finally, rugby is considered to be a gender equity sport as approximately 25% of all players in the United States are female.Rugby is played on a field, called a pitch, that is longer and wider than a football field, more like a soccer field. A typical pitch is 100 meters (110 yards) long 70 meters (75 yards) wide. Additionally, there are 10-22 meter end zones, called the in-goal area, behind the goalposts. 

The goalposts are 'H'-shaped cross bars located on the goal line and are the same size as American football goalposts.The rugby ball is made of leather or other similar synthetic material that is easy to grip and does not have laces. Rugby balls are made in varying sizes (3, 4 or 5) for both youth and adult players. Like footballs, rugby balls are oval in shape, however are rounder and less pointed than footballs to minimize the erratic bounces we see in football.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


         It's a cue sport that is played on a large covered table with pockets in each of the four corners and in the middle of each of the long side cushions. It’s regular table is 12 × 6 ft (3.7 × 1.8 m). It is played using  one white cue ball, 15 red balls worth one point each, and six balls of different colures: yellow , green , brown, blue , pink  and black A  team wins a  game of snooker by scoring more points than the opponent, Using the cue ball to potter red and colored balls. A player wins a match when a certain number of frames have been won.


                 A two-player board game played on a chessboard, a square-checkered board with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. begins the game with sixteen pieces. The object of the game is to checkmate the opponent's king, whereby the king is under immediate attack and there is no way to move or defend it.The sixteen pieces are One king, one queen, two rooks, two knights, two bishops, and eight pawns. Pieces move in different assigned ways according to their type, and accordingly are used to attack and capture the opponent's pieces.
 standard or non-outstandingly  the game starts, in which the purpose is the development of pieces —moving them into positions where they can be effective. Moves are chosen with offensive and defensive considerations, according to a strategy of attack, or to respond to urgent threats.


                Bat-and-ball sport played between two teams of nine players each. To score a run,hitting a thrown ball with a bat and touching a series of four bases arranged at the corners of a ninety-foot square, or diamond. Players on one team  take turns hitting against the pitcher of the other team, which tries to stop them from scoring runs by getting hitters outin any of several ways. A player on the batting team can stop at any of the bases and later advance via a teammate's hit or other means. The teams switch between batting and fielding whenever the fielding team records three outs. One turn at bat for each team constitutes an inning and nine innings make up a professional game. The team with the most runs at the end of the game wins.

         A ball used in the sport of the same name is baseball.It is a round ball weighing aproximately 5 ounces or 142 grams. The interior of the ball is traditionally filled with cork or rubber. Some balls contain a mixture of the two. It is then covered in a leather shell and held together with 108 red cotton stitches.