Called as the ‘Coolest Little Capital of the World’ by Lonely Planet, Wellington offers a plethora of options for the adventure and outdoor sports lovers. Like the rest of New Zealand, Wellington in North Island too boasts of natural riches, whether it is the Oriental Bay or the Makara Peak track. However, it is the sports aficionados who find the most joy on a visit to this city.
1. Westpac Stadium – Sports aficionados can catch their favorite team in action, at this grand stadium, whether they follow rugby, cricket or A-league football.
• The Westpac Stadium with its great facilities is the home stadium for Super Rugby Hurricanes. If you are a rugby fan, you can visit the stadium to witness many different levels of contests, whether it is the All Blacks’ international rugby matches or the IRB Sevens World Series.
• The stadium is also the home team for Wellington Firebirds, the local cricket team. Black Caps, the national cricket team, play here at least once a year too, against tourist sides.
• Wellington Phoenix FC,
Already a popular destination for all types of sporting events from closed season training to international tournaments, Dubai Sports City has firmly established Dubai as the number one sporting destination in the world. Given its proclivity for being the biggest and the best, the ambitious Dubai Sports City property development comes as no surprise; it is but a natural progression for this Emirate.
The center piece of Dubailand, the world’s largest theme park and tourism destination, you can expect nothing but the best in terms of sporting facilities as well as the residential and commercial freehold Dubai property available at this purpose built city.
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With its comprehensive range of avant-garde sporting facilities, Dubai Sports City is what dreams are made of, whether you are a sportsperson actively participating in sporting tournaments or a spectator soaking up the thrills of the sport.
Sprawled across 50 million square feet of land within Dubailand, Dubai Sports City is home to state-of-the-art venues, each of them designed and built in accordance with the stipulations laid down by the global
An extreme sport (also known as an action sport) is a general, somewhat hazily-defined term for any of several newer sports involving adrenaline-inducing action. They often feature a combination of speed, height, danger and spectacular stunts. Levels of danger vary widely, but there is always an element – an “extreme” factor – that causes an adrenaline rush which keeps participants loyal to their sport. Some participants termed ‘adrenaline junkies’ develop an obsession with their sport and even claim to be “addicted to adrenaline”. (This is the result of a misnomer, since often the high obtained is a product of increased levels of dopamine endorphins and serotonin).
Extreme sports are most often pursued by young adults who wish to push their own limits of fear and physical ability, and in doing so, also help to push the limits of their sport as a whole. Because of this youthful demographic, extreme sports often attract their own kind of youth culture with associated clothing fashions and music. Indeed, the distinction between an extreme sport and a conventional sport is often as much due to marketing as the
Dubai is split into several master planned zones each offering unique opportunities to overseas property investors. Dubai is encouraging inward investment and the time to invest is now . Dubai at this time has the worlds building cranes constructing some of the most impressive and forward thinking buildings in the world. Dubai freehold zones are sometimes a source for confusion and knowing which area to invest may assist when buying real estate in Dubai. One such zone that really sparks the imagination is Dubai Sports City.
Dubai Sports City, the world’s first purpose-built sports city, will incorporate state-of-the-art sporting venues and academies along with residential and commercial developments.
Residences in Dubai Sports City include apartment towers, townhouses and villas. There are a number of high-rise apartment and condominium towers already under construction, including The Cube and Eagle Heights, in several parts of the development. A number of these residences are set to open later this year. There will be schools, police stations and medical centers in Dubai Sports City for a complete living experience.
A 60,000 seat outdoor stadium will be the showpiece venue in Dubai Sports City. Soccer, rugby, track and field and
Sports goods are the talk of the town and the Sports goods exporters are trying their best to make hay while the sun is shining.
Sports goods exporters and suppliers have had their share of tough times in the past and with the major sports events lined up including the just concluded FIFA Football World Cup 2010, the upcoming Commonwealth games and the cricket world cup, they see a window of opportunity to strike back and make profits, even in this troublesome economy.
Most of the suppliers, optimistic of ending this year on a high, deal in fitness equipment, training equipment, soccer accessories, ground marker, sports equipment, cricket bat, cricket ball, rugby accessories, track accessories etc.
To the surprise of many such manufacturers the main source of getting bulk orders has been the web. Online B2B portals provides an ideal platform to these exporters for promoting their products at a global level. These portals offers several value-added services and products to the exporters to ensure maximum visibility for their products and helps in finding the right buyers.
No doubt, the effectiveness of these portals in helping companies reach the target audience has helped
Finding the right sporting goods and apparel can sometimes be a frustrating event. It seems like there are an endless supply of stores, but of these which are the best?
Below is a listing of some of the top places to find sporting goods on the Internet. Some of these also have brick and mortar stores, so if there is one in your area, you can go and try on or test out the merchandise before you buy it.
Dick’s Sporting Goods
– Dick’s is a large national chain whose slogan is “Dedicated to the Dedicated.” Their selection is large and they carry most every name brand you can look for. Their prices are not bottom barrel, but they do run weekly specials that you can access by clicking on the “Weekly Circular” link at the bottom of their homepage.
The Sports Authority
– TSA is unique in that its website and brick and mortar stores are essentially run by two different companies. Because of this the selection on Internet vs brick and mortar differ drastically and the downside is that you cannot return items purchased online at your local store.
Bristol is a sports-loving city and that’s immediately evident when you visit the Bristol City Ground or the Gloucestershire Country Cricket Club.
Golf lovers will feel right at home in Bristol, with its superb golf courses. The best golf courses around are hands-down the mesmerizing Manor House Golf Club at Castle Combe and the beautiful Woodlands Golf and Country Club in Almondsbury.
If you love outdoor activities, you will not run out of things to do at High Action in Winscombe, a great venue for couples and entire families. Here, you can try rock climbing, abseiling and a host of other adrenaline pumping diversions. If you prefer something less strenuous, High Action’s amazing woodlands and parkland are ideal for pony trekking and tobogganing.
For young kids or simply the young at heart, Bristol Indoor Paintball in Kingswood is a favourite venue for a rollicking good time. You will have to pay a small entrance fee, but that already includes your gun and safety equipment. It’s a small price to pay to play in this fantastic venue that puts a premium on adventure and will push your stamina to the limits.
If ice skating
Thousands of students enroll in a golf academy every year. Millions of bright young people around the world enroll in colleges and universities to get an education they hope will enrich their lives and help them to start a successful career. All of these students are enhancing their career potential. However, students enrolled at a golf school are taking particular advantage of a relatively new entry into the college market. The oldest golf college in the United States has been providing accredited degrees for less than forty years while there have been traditional colleges in the U.S. for over three hundred years.
What makes golf academies such a unique choice compared to more traditional colleges or universities? They are the only colleges that are formally recognized and accredited that offer Associates Degrees or Bachelors Degrees that focus solely on a particular sport. There are no baseball academies or football academies that focus on providing students with a quality college education while improving the students’ baseball or football skills.
Why are there golf academies when no other sports have led to the establishment of colleges? It’s partly because golf is by far the most popular sport in
For several decades, soccer enjoys the tag of being the most popular sport on this planet with an unparallel fan base compared to any other sport so far. Initially it was largely played by men nonetheless this trend has witnessed a drastic change in the recent past accepting a wide female participation in the game. In several communities, the inculcation of soccer skills into the younger generations has been a traditional affair as many kids start playing soccer as soon as they are grown enough to run around on their own.
Threat from Online Soccer Games
But this sport is facing some competition. Not from the other rival sports but online games. The kids these days are more inclined towards online soccer rather than the field soccer. It’s an alarming situation. Being excessively glued to online games have made them physically inactive and lot of them are suffering from pains in thumb, wrists, joints, back and neck. Same applies to the working executives who have long back moved from the field sports to stick to a computer and sedentary lifestyle. A game of soccer is your perfect prescription to get your body a good dosage
The United States Air Force Academy is located on more than 18,400 beautifully maintained acres, on the East edge of the Rocky Mountains, in Colorado. Each year a new group of cadets are indoctrinated at the US Air Force Academy, at Colorado Springs, Colorado. Much of the more than 18,000 acres operates as other military bases, The Air Force Academy is both a university and military in station, in particular, the 10th Air Base Wing. The area that houses the superintendent, commandant, dean of faculty, and cadet wing resemble a civilian university.
The Superintendent is the Academy’s commanding officer, and is responsible for cadet military training, academic, athletic, and character development programs.
The Commandant monitors the more than 4,400 cadets, in addition to the 300 members of support staff.
More than 500 courses relating to 32 academic subject areas are controlled by the Dean of Commandants.
The 10th Air Base Wing (10th ABW)is comprised of more than 2,100 military, civilian, and contract personnel. The 10th ABW activities include law enforcement, civil engineering, communications, logistics, military and civilian personnel operations, and a clinic and hospital round out the services at the US Air Force
Qatar is sometimes called the “Olympic paradise” in the world. In this Arab country you can feel the Olympic atmosphere: many children competing in athletics, tennis, football, volleyball, basketball, karate, gymnastics and judo. Cylist legend Eddy Merckx said, “Qatar as a country pushes for sport. No other country in the world is doing what Qatar is doing for sport – especially for kids. As a child, sport is a great school of life. It shows you that just talent is not enough – you also have to work very hard. If you’re a lawyer, you stay a lawyer for life. As a sportsman or sportswomen, you have to start every season at the beginning again. It’s hard to become the best, but it’s even more difficult to stay the best year after year.” Certainly, Qatar – it is about the size of Hawaii- has one of the best sporting systems outside of the industrialized world.
The Arab athlete Saif Saaeef Shaheen won the gold medal in the 3,000m steeplechase at the 2003 World Athletics Championships in Paris, France. There were celebrations for Qatar, after he won the gold medal. Saif Saaeef Shaheen wrote history for Qatar
Extreme sports are dubbed extreme for a reason. There is a certain level of danger associated with these particular sports. As a result, you need to purchase all the proper equipment needed to keep you safe. One such piece of equipment is extreme sport sunglasses. No, these sunglasses are not just for making you look good – although they definitely can! Rather, these sports sunglasses keep the glare out of your eyes which reduces the potential for a serious spill of injury.
Not all extreme sport sunglasses are the same. You will frequently need to purchase the appropriate pair of sunglasses designed to match your sportive pursuits. For those wondering what would be the proper sunglasses to match each individual sport, here is an overview:
Wrap-Around Lenses: These are designed in order to hold onto the head and be difficult to shake off when moving.
Water Sports: No one likes to get wet but when you are out on a kayak or water skiing you will get splashed. Having the proper water resistant sunglasses will certainly aid in preventing this from being too much of a problem.
Snow Glasses: Much like with water sports,
Extreme sports have been growing in popularity for many years now. Multiple activities fall into this category of intense sports with high levels of inherent danger. Defining the world of extreme athletics can be tough to do since there are so many different activities included under this term. Still, it is safe to say that pretty much all of them involve a high degree of speed, danger, special gear, and physical and mental exertion. These sports certainly are not for the faint of heart. People seeking thrills are the ones that flock to these intense and adrenaline packed activities.
It is debatable as to exactly which sports can be classified as extreme sports. We can get a pretty good idea of the types of activities included in this category by looking at some of the common elements that most extreme sports share. Athletes involved in this field tend to face more adverse challenges. Traditional athletes have to compete against other people, but extreme athletes go up against other environmental obstacles and uncontrollable variables such as weather conditions and terrain surface.
Weather and terrain play especially big roles in most extreme sports. While conditions can be
People advertise extreme sport events and courses like it’s something safe and cool you want to do. Ha! But it’s not! It’s not like learning to play chess or watching a cool movie, not at all.
Here is why:
1. You can get injured or die.
It may sound very convincing that the rate of people who die in car accidents is higher than the rate of those who die from parachute jump. But no matter what stats they show you, the truth is one – you can die or at least get seriously injured when practicing extreme sports. It happens all the time.
And you know of course, those who don’t do such stupid things live forever.
2. It will cost you money.
Every extreme sport requires some equipment. For some sports like skateboarding it’s cheaper, for some like scuba diving it’s more expensive – but without exception, practicing extreme sports will cost some of your hard earned money.
Isn’t it much better idea to spend your money on fashion branded t-shirts or cool tech gadgets?
3. It takes time.
More often than not practicing an extreme sport requires you to
We all want our kids to play. Playing is an integral part of growing up. But children may face following problems if they play without adult supervision:
1. Bullying: This problem is faced by children who are younger than other kids in the group.
2. No open space: If one is staying in an independent house there will not be enough space for kids to run around and play games like soccer, tennis or cricket.
3. Lack of interpersonal skills to deal with other kids: Sometimes a child does not know how to deal with other kids. This problem is more if he comes from a nuclear family. This may result in frequent fights among kids requiring parental intervention. Parental intervention, in turn may result in fights among parents, making matter worse.
So what do we do? How can we make sure that our kids enjoy childhood play safely?
We want our children to play with kids of their age, have fun, and develop physical and interpersonal skills. A very plausible solution would be to make your child join a sports academy. Nowadays there are sports complexes in almost all neighborhoods.
It was not surprising when tennis number one Roger Federer was named Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for a consecutive third year in a row 2005, 2006 and now 2007. The 25-year-old Swiss now made yet another mark when he became the first sportsman to receive the award on three occasions since they first awarded it in 2000 to golfer Tiger Woods who is the second one on the mark, winning the award twice in 2000 and 2001.
The panel of the Laureus World Sports Academy composed of 42 members picked Federer for the top honor over a group of finalists that included world golf No. 1 Woods and former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher.
He was persistent to display his constant domination of men’s tennis in 2006 by winning three more Grand Slam titles with his victories at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open.
Yelena Isinbayeva, russia’s record-breaking pole vaulter, won the award for Laureus World Sports Award for Sportswoman of the Year. Isinbayeva broke her 20th pole vault world record when she set a new indoor mark of 4.93 meters in February. She looked pleased to be given acknowledgment for
This year sees the Beijing Olympics take place in august. The sporting world will be a buzz of anticipation as it waits to see who will win the major sporting medals and what stories or triumph over adversity will surface. Hopefully this version of the Olympics will be free from the drug scandals that seem to go hand in hand with all major sporting events nowadays and hopefully countries and athletes will be able to leave their political points of view behind them to give us the best possible Olympics, one remembered for events on and around the track rather than off it. No doubt we will have the same countries competing for the lion’s share of the medals with a few success stories from athletes from the smaller countries. But forgetting about the odd sports person that goes against the grain what is it that makes certain countries better at sports and athletics than other countries.
Different countries approach sporting events in different ways, for instance the former Eastern Bloc countries of East Germany and USSR felt that it was in the political interest of their country to try to be seen to be supremely
For sport enthusiasts and occasional sport lovers out there, there are quite a few chain sporting good stores to choose from in order to get what one needs to engage in their favorite pastime. One such chain store is the Academy Sports and Outdoors store and there are many great reasons to shop at this particular store for all of one’s sporting needs.
One reason to visit Academy Sports and Outdoors in person or online is due to the large array of sporting good items which they sell. No matter what one may be interested in with regard to sports, Academy Sports and Outdoors is sure to carry items relating to that particular sport. From golf to basketball and everything in between, individuals looking for sporting goods and apparel are sure to find exactly what they want at Academy Sports and Outdoors.
Another reason to do all of one’s sport-related shopping at Academy Sports and Outdoors is for the great sales which go on almost on a continual basis. This store advertises sales for many different items throughout the year. No matter if one is looking for clothing, shoes or sporting equipment, they are sure
If you’re an aspiring athlete and you don’t think you don’t have any place in the community, from where you live, or even in your school, there’s no need for you to worry. There are many sports academies you can join in order to discover your skills. These academies are established in order to maintain a caring, positive and safe environment in which young athletes could maximize their athletic growth.
Being an athlete could provide a good number of benefits for one’s life. It’s something that could make them a better person, career wise and in even in the future stages of life. One’s perspective can change if he gets himself into the world of athletes. As a matter of fact, it could change a person’s life, in a good and healthy way.
Do you know in order to participate in sports academies you must be having formal sports equipment and dress kits? For instance, you would need sports bicycle, cycling jersey, cycling eyewear, bicycle helmet, cycling shoes, bicycle frame and gloves etc. Similarly, if you’re not interested in any sports academies or you are interested in any sporting activity which is not usually carried