14 01 2009

Shunyi Olympic Rowing bejiing

Slalom CourseOlympic events: KayakSeating: 10,000Olympic dates: August 11-14Opening hours: Two hours prior to the start of competitionWalking distances:South Entry to the stands: approximately 300 metersBus drop-off point to the stands: approximately 500 metersFlatwater CourseOlympic events: Rowing, Kayak, Aquatic MarathonSeating: 20,000Paralympics events: RowingOlympic dates: August 9-17 (rowing); August 18-23 (kayak); August 20-21 (aquatic marathon)Opening hours: Two hours prior to the start of competitionWalking distances:East Entry to the stands: approximately 100 metersSoutheast Entry to the stands: approximately 100 meters A bird's eye viewThe main stands The terminal tower The floating boathouse The flatwater boathouse Devamı

13 01 2009


Snowmass is the fantasy mountain where intermediates suddenly ski like French Olympian Jean-Claude Killy and beginners fall in love with the sport. Meanwhile, experts feel they’ve hit the Mother Lode.The Snowmass Ski School is staffed to offer every level of lesson in an amazing variety of languages and includes a crackerjack crew of snowboard instructors. Ski Snowmass and discover the seven high-speed quads and excellent restaurants sprinkled everywhere you want to take a break, including elegant table service at Gwynn’s High Alpine.Snowmass welcomes snowboarders and boasts a fantastic terrain garden and snowboard pipeline designed by world champion Jimmy Scott. There are 80 kilometers of wide-open, groomed cross-country trails for the Nordic ski buff connecting Snowmass, Aspen and other parts of the spectacular Roaring Fork Valley. Although only a few miles from Aspen, Snowmass has its own distinct village offering fine restaurants, charming boutiques and exceptional accommodations. More than 90 percent of the resort’s hotels and condominiums are located slopeside, another reason why Snowmass has become one of the most popular resorts in the Rockies for family vacations. Let us show you how to create an unforgettable ski vacation today to a remarkable ski resort. Come ski Snowmass with Ski.com. Ski.com can provide you with accommodations, air travel, ground transportation, lift tickets, ski or snowboard rentals, activities to events around town and more. Experience a true Snowmass ski vacation with ski.com. We know how to customize a Snowmass ski vacation package just for you that will truly be an unforgettable ski vacation experience. Ski Snowmass this winter! ''alıntı''... Devamı

04 01 2009


  KayakingKayaking is the use of a kayak for moving across water. Kayaking is generally differentiated from canueing by the sitting position of the paddler and the number of blades on the paddle. A kayak is defined by the International Canoe Federation (the world sanctioning body) as a boat where the paddler faces forward, has their legs in front of them, and uses a double bladed paddle. Almost all kayaks have closed decks, however, there are many sit-on-top kayaks, and these boats are growing in popularity. A canoe is defined as a boat where the paddler faces forward and kneels in the boat, using a single bladed paddle. Canoes can be closed deck or open deck.Whitewater kayaking involves taking a kayak down rapids Sea kayaking  sometimes also referred to as Ocean kayaking involves taking kayaks out on to the ocean or other open water e.g., a lake. Sea kayaking can involve short paddles with a return to the starting point or "put-in" or expeditions covering many miles and days. Kayaking of all kinds has continued to increase in general popularity through the 1990s and early 21st century.Kayaking at Great Falls, Virginia.Kayaks are classified by their intended use. There are six primary classifications: slalom, whitewater, surf, touring/expedition, light touring/day tripping and general recreation. From these primary classifications stem many sub-classes. For example, a fishing kayak is simply a general recreation kayak outfitted with features and accessories that make it an easier kayak from which to fish. Also within these classifications are many levels of performance which further separate the individual models. In other words, not all touring kayaks handle the same.There are two major configurations of kayaks - "sit on tops" which as the name suggests involves sitting on top of the kayak in an open area and "cockpit style" which involves sitting with the legs and hips inside the kayak hull and a "spray skirt" that creates a watertight barrier around the... Devamı

25 11 2008


Golf is a sport in which a player, using many types of clubs including a driver, a putter, and irons, hits a ball into each hole on a golf course in the lowest possible number of strokes. Golf is one of the few ball games that does not use a standardized playing area; rather, the game is played on golf "courses", each one of which has a unique design and typically consists of either 9 or 18 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 RulesA golf ball next to a hole.The first game of golf for which records survive was played at Bruntsfield Links, in Edinburgh, Scotland, in A.D. 1456, recorded in the archives of the Edinburgh Burgess Golfing Society, now The Royal Burgess Golfing Society. The modern game of golf spread from Scotland to England and has now become a worldwide game, with golf courses in the majority of countries.Golf competition may be played as stroke play, in which the individual with the lowest number of strokes is declared the winner, stableford points play (as devised in 1931 by Dr. Frank Stableford of the Wallasey & Royal Liverpool Golf Clubs), in which the individual with the highest points score is declared the winner, or as match play with the winner determined by whichever individual or team posts the lower score on the most individual holes during a complete round. In addition, team events such as fourball have been introduced, and these can be played using either the stroke, stableford or matchplay format. Alternative ways to play golf have also been introduced, such as miniature golf, sholf and disc golf.Golf has increasingly turned into a spectator game, with several different levels of professional and amateur tours in many regions of the world. People such as Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Lorena Ochoa, Pádraig Harrington and Annika Sörenstam have become well-recognized sports figures across the world. ... Devamı