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Olympic Sports - Equestrian
Olympic Equestrian competition has three disciplines – Dressage, Eventing and Jumping; events are open to men and women. There are Olympic medals for teams and individuals in each discipline.
Olympic Sports - Volleyball
The Olympics has three disciplines in this sport - Beach Volleyball, Sitting Volleyball and Volleyball all of which demand agaility, speed and strength from competitors. The fast pace of Volleyball - played in teams of six, with teams of two for Beach Volleyball - makes it a great spectator sport.
Olympic Sports - Tennis
A few weeks after Wimbledon 2012 the courts open up again for the London Olympics tennis events. The grass courts will see men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles, likely to be played by many of the stars who graced Wimbledon's courts a few weeks earlier.
Olympic Sports - Boxing
Boxing has a long history. An early version of the sport was played in the ancient Olympic Games in Greece. Boxing first appeared in the modern Olympic Games in 1904, by which time it was an established sport in Britain.
Olympic Sports - Aquatics
Aquatics encompasses four Olympic disciplines – Diving, Swimming, Synchronised Swimming and Water Polo. All but Synchronised Swimming – one of two women only Olympic events - were introduced as Olympic sports in the early twentieth century.
Olympic Sports - Sailing
Sailing, originally called Yachting, first appeared as an Olympic sport in 1900. London 2012 Olympic sailing takes place at Weymouth and Portland and incorporates six men's and four women's events.
The Daughter of Time - Book Review
I was given Jospehine Tey’s The Daughter of Time when I was a teenager, and have gone back to the novel over the years. I have always enjoyed quality historical fiction, and I would put The Daughter of Time close to the top of my list in this genre, although many might file the book under crime...
Olympic Sports - Archery
Archery events at the London 2012 Olympics will include men's and women's individual and team events. This article looks at English archery past and present.
Easter Traditions in England
England has some ancient traditions that are still honoured at Easter including the monarch's giving on Maundy Thursday, pace egg rolling and pace egg plays.
If - Rudyard Kipling
Rudyard Kipling’s IF is one of the greatest poems in the English language. On a technical level it has metre, rhythm, rhyme. On a soul level it has content that goes beyond words, a poem that can speak to people for all eternity.
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