Sports and games
Ivetta Bantukova 5a
In open water swimming, where the events are swum in a body of open water (lake or sea), there are also 5 km, 10 km and 25 km events for men and women. However, only the 10 km event is included in the Olympic schedule, again for both men and women. Open-water competitions are typically separate to other swimming competitions with the exception of the World Championships and the Olympics.
Adelina Sotnikova D. (b. July 1, 1996 , Moscow ) - Russian figure skater serving in the women 's figure skating . The first in the history of Soviet and Russian Olympic champion ( 2014 ) in the women's figure skating . The two-time silver medalist of European championships ( 2013 and 2014 ) , junior world champion in 2011 , four-time champion of Russia (2009, 2011, 2012 and 2014 ) , silver medalist of the first Youth Olympic Games . Honored Master of Sports of Russia.
A popular sport in Britain
Football in the United Kingdom is organised on a separate basis in each of the four countries of the United Kingdom, with each having a national football association responsible for the overall management of football within their respective country. There is no United Kingdom national football team. It has been the most popular sport in the United Kingdom since the 1860.
A popular American game
Rugby union in the United States is a growing national sport. Rugby union is played at the youth, high school, club, and international levels. All rugby union played in the United States is governed by USA Rugby. There are over 450,000 players registered with USA Rugby, including over 67,000 high school students and 329,000 pre teen players The 2,588 clubs in the United States are governed by USA Rugby through Geographical Unions and Local Unions. The semi-professional domestic. Super League was established for the country's top clubs. College rugby is popular, with rugby being the largest club sport on college campuses.
A popular sport in Russia
Alpine skiing is skiing down a hill. The word comes from the Alps, the highest mountains in Europe where downhill skiing started. Beginners slide down gentle slopes and keep the front tips of their skis together. This is called a snow plough. When you get better you ski parallel and keep your ankles together.
For many years skis were made out of wood. Today modern carvers are made of a combination of different materials. They have metaledges and are broader at the ends so that you can turn more easily. Generally, better skiers use longer skis because they keep steadyat higher speeds. Safety bindings help prevent leg injuries. They separate you from the skis when you fall down.