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Beach volleyball explodes from the Olympics to the sands of Ocean Drive - MiamiHerald.com

Beach volleyball, a relatively new addition to the Summer Olympics, has become so popular that Equinox gym in South Beach now offers free outdoor professional instruction and fitness classes for the sport on Eighth and Ocean.

Indeed, since the sport joined the Olympics roster at the Atlanta Summer Games in 1996, NBC has devoted increasing prime time coverage to beach volleyball in subsequent Games. Team USA’s Misty-May Treanor and game partner Kerri Walsh’s hugging and fanny-slapping between points has earned more screen time over two weeks from the London Games than Michael Phelps’ week of winning five medals.

The sport in general has been growing a lot since the first official beach volleyball tournament in the Olympics in Atlanta and worldwide has seen a growth,” explains beach volleyball coach and Equinox instructor Andreas Oleson, 35.

Oleson, who is from Denmark, has played the sport for 15 years in world competitions and tried to qualify for the Olympics, he said. He still plays tournaments in Florida and is doing his part to help make South Beach the epicenter of the sport’s growth. Oleson coaches a new, free beach volleyball class...

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(EN) - Table Tennis Glossary of Terms | megaspin.net

(EN) - Table Tennis Glossary of Terms | megaspin.net | Sports in the world | Scoop.it

"Many people know ping-pong. It's the game that is usually played in the basement with an opponent, with plastic paddles in hand that made the distinctive noises when a ball was struck. A fun game it was, sort of like playing T-ball with huge yellow plastic bats or nerf football. But like those two familiar games, ping-pong also has a real sport behind it.


Table Tennis can be classified as a major sport worldwide, with millions of participants, major tournaments(with its own superstars), and many other things that make a sport truly a class of its own.

 

As a sport that emphasizes endurance and reflexes above simple size and strength, people of all ages and genders can play on an equal field. The equipment can be had for a reasonable price, and the sport is played indoors so year-round competition and practice is possible. A game requires only two players at the least, and typically lasts around 30 minutes, enabling quick matches during breaks, etc.

 

Table tennis truly is a sport for the masses, and its widespread adoption around the world is a testament for its versatility. The United States has been lagging behind Europe and Asia in per capita participation of table tennis as a sport. With enough enthusiasm and support, however, this intense and exciting sport can succeed beside the old mainstays."


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Is Mathematics A Criterion For Truth In The Natural World? - NPR (blog)

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Is Mathematics A Criterion For Truth In The Natural World?
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Math and sports are expressions of our controlled creativity.

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Michael Owen's top eight football matches | The Sun |Sport|Football

Michael Owen's top eight football matches | The Sun |Sport|Football | Sports in the world | Scoop.it
AS one of England's all-time striking greats announces his retirement, SunSport looks at the games where he really made his mark. ... THIS WEEK'S TOP SPORT STORIES. 1. Lukas Podolski eyed by Juventus & Atletico · 2.
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BBC World Service - Sports News, 20/03/2013

BBC World Service - Sports News, 20/03/2013 | Sports in the world | Scoop.it
BBC Sport brings you all the latest stories and results from around the world. (13:50 Sports News: BBC Sport brings you all the latest stories and results from around the world.
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(EN) - Glossary of Ski Terms | skis.com

(EN) - Glossary of Ski Terms | skis.com | Sports in the world | Scoop.it

"Skiing and snowboarding are two of the greatest winter sports on the planet, and like anything else in this world the two sports have certain terms and jargon that can be confusing without a bit of definition.

 

Below you will find a number of terms/phrases used in skiing and snowboarding to refer to products, clothing, and the sports of skiing and snowboarding in general. We have provided a brief definition to help clear up any ..."


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Top 5: Bizarre sports injuries - Sport - NZ Herald News

Top 5: Bizarre sports injuries - Sport - NZ Herald News | Sports in the world | Scoop.it
In the wake of Marina Erakovic's freak accident, when she slipped and fell at the team hotel and disclocated her thumb, APNZ looks of five other bizarre injuries sustained by sportmen

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Changes in Britain since 1908 Olympics

Becky Anderson looks at the changing trends in sport and culture since London first staged the Olympic Games in 1908.  Interesting to see things from the social point of view.


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TALKING SPORT: From pheasant plucker to world championship semi-finalist ... - This Is Wiltshire

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WHEN it comes to the world of professional darts, Swindon's Dennis Smith has seen it all.
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Surrey Youth Games

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Join Team Epsom & Ewell! Register online today for the 2013 P&G Surrey Youth Games, for more information visit http://t.co/JIkEQ0TxMx
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