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UEFA Euro 2024

The UEFA Euro 2024 will be the 17th UEFA European Football Championship tournament. It will be held in Germany.

1954 in association football

Al Raed FC is founded. Finn Harps F.C. is founded. Santiago National F.C. folded. They were a founding member of the Liga Profesional de Football de Santiago, which is the top division of football in Chile.

2002 in association football

January January 8: Tampa Bay Mutiny and Miami Fusion withdraw from the MLS. They are both dissolved on the same day. January 19: The opening match of the 2002 African Cup of Nations is played. Mali draw 1-1 against Liberia the Stade du 26 Mars in ...

Bat-and-ball games

Bat-and-ball games are field games played by two teams. They are also known as safe haven games, because players generally score points and take risks by running between various safe zones in the field. These teams take turns "batting" and "field ...

Camel Trophy

The Camel Trophy was a vehicle-oriented competition that was held every year between 1980 and 1998. It was best known for its use of Land Rover vehicles over extreme terrain.

Curling

Curling is a sport played on ice. Players slide curling stones on the ice towards a target, called the house. There are two teams with four players on each team. Each team slides eight stones, this is called an end. After an end the team with the ...

Dodgeball

Dodgeball is a sport played by throwing soft balls, or hard rubber balls, at people in a square court. The goal is to be the last one to be hit with the ball. Players may only throw balls at people who are not on their own team. If a player is hi ...

Floorball

Floorball is an indoor team sport similar to hockey. Floorball is usually played in gyms with little plastic balls and special hockey sticks. In floorball, there are basically five players with sticks and a goalkeeper without any special equipmen ...

Futsal

Futsal is a sport that is like association football, but on hard court. It is played on indoor courts by two teams with five players each. Its name is short for futebol de salao, which means room football in the Portuguese language, or futbol de ...

Hurling

Hurling is an Irish outdoor team sport similar to hockey, played by two teams of 15 people. The object of the game is for players to use a wooden axe-shaped stick called a hurley in Irish a "caman", pronounced kam-awn, or a hurl, to hit a small b ...

Paintball

Paintball is a sport in which players try to eliminate opponents by shooting each other with balls of coloured dye. The players can compete either in teams or individually. The balls of dye are shot through a device called a paintball marker. Whe ...

Tamburello

Tamburello or pallatamburello is a traditional sport of Italy since 16th century. It has this name because they play with a roundish and oval tool named tamburello or tambourine in English language. Various forms of tamburello are popular in seve ...

Snowboarding

Snowboarding is a sport that is much like skiing. A person stands on a snowboard and rides down a mountain covered with snow. A snowboard is a flat board with bindings that hold your feet in place while gliding down the mountain. It is different ...

Wakeboarding

Wakeboarding is a water sport that involves riding a wakeboard over the surface of a body of water. The rider is usually towed behind a motorboat. This sport, that appeared in the beginning of the eighties, has been inspired by surfing, water ski ...

Burnout

A burnout is the practice of keeping a vehicle still and spinning its wheels, causing the tires to heat up and smoke due to friction.

Drag racing

Drag racing is a competition between specially prepared automobiles or motorcycles. Racers compete, two at a time, to be the first to cross a finish line. Races are run from a standing start, in a straight line, over a measured distance, usually ...

Canoe racing

Canoe racing is a water sport. The sport normally takes place on water that is moving very slowly or not moving at all. The goal of the sport is to move the canoe a given distance in the shortest time. This sport is an Olympic event. At one time, ...

Snorkeling

Snorkeling is swimming while using a tube to breathe underwater. Snorkeling is a very popular activity, particularly in places with clear, calm, warm oceans. It allows people to see underwater life in a natural setting, without the complicated eq ...

Synchronized swimming

Synchronized swimming is a sport that is practiced in the water. It is a routine performed with music, like dancing. This sport is demanding because it needs cardio and muscular power. It also requires a good capacity of location in three dimensi ...

Ancient Greek wrestling

Greek wrestling was a grappling combat sport practiced by the Ancient Greeks. A wrestlers objective was to throw his opponent to the ground from a standing position. A point was scored when a wrestlers back or shoulders touched the ground. Three ...

Pankration

Pankration was a sport in Ancient Greece. Eight of Pindars odes were written in honor of pankratiasts. The pankration was a form of wrestling with one difference: the athletes were allowed to use their fists. They did not wear boxing thongs howev ...

Harnosands AIK

Harnosands AIK is a sports club in the town of Harnosand in Sweden. It was established in 1945 and originally thought to be called BK Virgo. However the club was required to change name because the other name was already in use. The club plays ba ...

IK Mode

IK Mode was a sports club in the town of Stockholm in Sweden. The club ran bandy, ice hockey, soccer and track and field athletics. The mens bandy team played in the Swedish top division in 1937. and 1940. The mens ice hockey team played in the S ...

Vasterås BK30

Vasterås BK30 is a sports club in the town of Vasterås in Sweden. It was established on 29 November 1929 as a merger out of IK City and IK Sture. It was named after 1930. 1930 was the year it joined the Swedish Sports Confederation. The club nowa ...

Marion Jones

Marian Jones is a widely known woman athlete. Her contribution for women across the ages was that she was the first women to win five track and field medals at a single Olympics. Many say that Marion Jones changed the world. What Jones did to aff ...

Hammer throw

Hammer throw is an athletic throwing event. The goal of it is to throw a heavy metal ball attached to a wire and handle. The name "hammer throw" is derived from the older Scottish sport competitions. Like in other throwing events, competitors gai ...

High jump

The high jump is a track and field athletics event. Without the aid of any devices, athletes jump over a horizontal bar placed at measured heights. The high jump was first practised in England in the 19th century. It became an Olympic sport in 18 ...

Long jump

The long jump is a sport in athletics, where athletes compete by comparing lengths of their jumps where athletes try to jump as far as they can. For this, the athlete runs down the runway to the jumping pit which is made of soft sand If a person ...

Pole vault

Pole vault is a track and field event in which a person uses a long, flexible stick as an aid to leap over a bar. Pole jumping competitions were known to the ancient Greeks, as well as the Cretans and Celts. It has been a full medal event at the ...

Shot put

Shot put is an athletics sport where people try to "put" a heavy weighted ball as far as they can. They are not allowed to throw it, but instead they push the ball out into the air. They "put" the ball by holding it at their neck and pushing it t ...

Running

Running is the way in which people or animals travel quickly on their feet. It is a method of travelling on land. It is different to walking in that both feet are regularly off the ground at the same time. Different terms are used to refer to run ...

5000 metres

The 5000 metres is a popular running distance. It is also known as a 5K or 5 km. Colloquially it is called a five-K ". It is one of the track events in the Olympic Games and the World Championships in Athletics. "5000 metres" refers to racing on ...

Cross-country race

A Cross-country race is any running race that takes place on different types of terrain. Different levels of competition include middle school 2 mi, high school 5 km, collegiate men 8 km and 10 km, women 5km and 6 km, amateur, and professional. T ...

Hurdle race

Hurdle race is a type of track and field race. There are sprint hurdle races and long hurdle races. The standard sprint hurdle race is 110 meters for men and 100 meters for women. Men and women run 400 meters in the standard long hurdle race. Eac ...

Long distance race

A long distance race is any running event on the track that is longer than 3000m. This includes such events as the 3000m run, the 3000m steeplechase, the 3200m run, the two mile run, the three mile run, 5000m run, five mile run, six mile run, and ...

Marathon

A marathon is a long distance running sport event where an athlete must run 42.195 kilometres. There are many marathons held all over the world each year. It is a very difficult event and runners are advised to run many miles before they compete. ...

Relay race

A relay race is a track and field event in which athletes run a pre-set distance carrying a baton before passing it onto the next runner. Often, a relay team is a team of four sprinters. In athletics, the two standard relays are the 4x100 meter r ...

Kickboxing

Kickboxing is a descriptive term for martial arts that, while similar to boxing, use the feet just like the hands to hit. Kickboxing can be practiced for general health, or as the fight sport. The word kickboxing represents a set of disciplines o ...

American kickboxing

The word kickboxing represents a sport of combat of striking which is practised on ring. In the years 1960, in the United States, the sharp interest for the karate and for the other martial arts and the desire of several mass media does developpi ...

Bando kickboxing

Bando kickboxing is the modern, sport form of lethwei, nicknamed in Europe "Burmese boxing of four arms". It has been born in North America in the beginning of the years 1960, this type of fencing with feet and with gloved fists in a ring has giv ...

Japanese kickboxing

The Japanese kickboxing is called in English oriental kickboxing. According to certain people, the word "kickboxing" would have been invented, in Japan, in the years 1950 by experts of karate who needed to fight with total contact. In the year 19 ...

Bryant–Denny Stadium

Bryant–Denny Stadium, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is the home stadium for the University of Alabama college football team. The stadium opened in 1929, and was first named Denny Stadium, in honor of former Alabama president George Hutchenson Denny. Th ...

Meadowbank Stadium

Meadowbank Stadium is a multi-purpose sports facility in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was originally built to host the 1970 Commonwealth Games. It also hosted the Games in 1986, the first venue to host the Games twice. The stadium is the home ground o ...

Råslatts IP

Råslatts IP is a sports ground in Råslatt in Jonkoping in Sweden. It is mostly used for bandy, soccer and track and field athletics. It serves as home ground for Jonkoping Bandy IFs bandy team and Råslatts SKs soccer team. The artificial ice rink ...

Classic race

The classic cycle races are the most important one-day professional cycling road races in the international calendar All of the races are run in western Europe. Most of the events have been on the professional calendar for decades and the oldest ...

Continental circuits

The UCI ProTour is the series of races for the top cycling teams. The Continental circuits are for teams that are not so good. Some teams, such as Team Milram, have one team on the ProTour, a team of younger riders on the continental circuit as w ...

Giro dItalia

The Giro dItalia, or Tour of Italy, is a famous bicycle race held in Italy, every spring. It is one of the most famous, and best paid bicycle races. The first race was in 1909. It started because the editor of a newspaper called La Gazzetta dello ...

Criterium du Dauphine Libere

For the type of cycling race see Criterium The Criterium du Dauphine Libere is an annual cycling road race, run over eight stages in the Dauphine region in France during the first half of June. It is organised by the Le Dauphine Libere newspaper. ...

Deutschland Tour

The Deutschland Tour is the most important stage race in Germany. Initially the race was held in May / June. Since 2005, it has been part of the UCI ProTour and has been moved to August.

Mono-ski

A mono-ski is a sled used by a skier with paraplegia, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, or cerebral palsy. Mono-skis are used only in para-alpine skiing. People who use mono-skis need good balance to stop themselves from falling over. The mono-sk ...

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Pino - logical board game which is based on tactics and strategy. In general this is a remix of chess, checkers and corners. The game develops imagination, concentration, teaches how to solve tasks, plan their own actions and of course to think logically. It does not matter how much pieces you have, the main thing is how they are placement!

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