Sambo (“Self-Defense without Protection”), like some other types of wrestling, was developed in the USSR. November 16, 1938 is the official birthday of this sport. It all started with the release of the Order of the All-Union Committee on Physical Culture and Sports “On the development of the fight of the free style.” But much earlier, Spiridonov (specialization — methods of self-defense from boxing and national types of wrestling) and Oshchepkov (specialization — judo) developed independently from each other combat systems, which were combined into a single system, on the basis of which training in schools of the NKVD was built. Continue reading
In synchronized swimming, Russian athletes are always at their best. Even at the Olympics in Athens (2004), when in the finals of the group tournament the music of our athletes Ermakova and Davydova were turned off twice, they still took first place.
Water ballet (the original name of synchronized swimming) is quite a young sport, it appeared only in the 20s of the last century in Canada and very quickly gained popularity in other countries. For a long time (since 1948) synchronized swimming was only an indicative sport, and only in 1984 it was included in the main program – solo performances and a duet. Continue reading
The hockey goalkeeper must have a lightning reaction, most often he has only half a second to react to the throw, since the speed of the running of the puck can reach a speed of 195 km / h. Although the history of modern hockey and has more than 120 years, but the image of the game to which we are accustomed today, did not appear immediately. For example, it was a rubber washer to play, it was proposed in 1879 by Canadian Robertson. Prior to this, for 4 years used a wooden counterpart. And the first washer was generally square. Also, the game underwent other changes – the appearance of the net on the goal (1900), the mask for the goalkeeper (1929). Continue reading