Sports 1.Do you have any traditional sports which are not Olympic disciplines? Introduce them!
pentathlon was a contest featuring five different events : long jump, javelin throw, discus throw, stadion and wrestling. • Pankration was a martial art • and founded as a blend of boxing and wrestling • race track • Chariot • running and equestrian events
There are some traditional sports in Spain that aren’t Olympic, such as frontón or Basque ball, a sport played with a ball using one’s hand to throw it against a wall.
Cycleball – is similar to football, played on bikes. Two player in each team, bal lis cintrolled by bikes.
There is - playing at skittels (Kegeln)- ballroom-dancing (Tanzsport: Standard und Lateinamerikanische Tänze)- glider flight (Segelfliegen)- paragliding- activity with the “Rhönrad”- playing cards on tournaments(Skat)- motor race; formula-1-racing- walking across the country
Sports 2. Which are the three most successful Olympic disciplines of your nation?
Water polo • Basketball • Weightlifting
The most successful Olympic disciplines of Spain so far are: -Sailing (17 medals) -Cycling (14 medals) -Tennis and Athletics (11 medals)
Speed skating– Martina Sáblíková (2 gold and one bronze medal) Javelin – 5 gold and 2 silver medals Long distance running – Emil Zátopek (4 gold medals, one silver)
The three most successful olympic disciplines are swimming, volleyball and gymnastics
Ski Alpin, Ski Jumping and Figure Skating (in that order) are the most successful Olympic disciplines in Austria. (105 medals in Ski Alpin [40 for Ski Nordic], 23 medals in Ski Jumping and 20 medals in Figure skating [22 medals for icecanalsports])
Swimming In our country are many the best swimmers. The most polish records belongs to Otylia Jędrzejczak (born in 1983). In the olimpyc games she won 1 golden medal and 2 silver medals. In her whole swimming career she won 14 golden medals, 9 silver medals and 6 bronze medals.
Sports 3.Who was “your” athlete of the year 2011?
The swimmer Spyros Gianniotis. Spyros has won the gold metal at 10km and the silver at 5Km in the world championship of Shanghai.
Our 2011 athlete was Xavi Hernandez because we like how he plays football.Xavi has been named the third best player in the globe two consecutive years. He is 32 years old, a midfielder. He plays for Football Club Barcelona.
Petra Kvitová (Tennis player) – winner of Wimbledon, FED Cup, WTA Tour Championships, second in WTA
The best atlhete of 2011 is: Federica Pellegrini (Mirano, August 5, 1988) she is an Italian swimming. The first Italian swimming champion who won a gold medal in swimming.
Our sportsman of the year was Thomas Morgenstern in his discipline Ski Jumping and our sportswoman was Elisabeth Görgel in the Winter-sport discipline Ski Alpin
Our athlete of the year 2011 was Justyna Kowlczyk. She is ski runner. Three times she won World Cup in ski races, twice world champion, four time Olympic medalist three times World Cup winner winner of the prestigious Tour de Ski She won three medals atone Olympic Games She is also the first and so far the only woman who won the Olympic championship in the winter Olympics In March 21, 2010 she became the first ski-runner who crossed the threshold of 2000 points in the World Cup.
Sports 4.Do you know any famous athletes from your country? Which sports does/do/did he/she/they practice?
2 .Weight lifting • Dimitrios Tofalos • Pirros Dimas • Track • Spiros Louis • KaterinaThanou • FaniHalkia
There are many famous athletes in Spain: Rafa Nadal (Tennis player) Pau Gasol (Basketball player) Jorge Lorenzo (Moto GP rider)
The most famous athlete in our country is:Yuri Chechi, the greatest gymnast in the history of italian sport.
Max Schmeling , Henry Maske, Regina Halmich – boxingFranz Beckenbauer, Jürgen Klinsmann, Fritz Walter, Oliver Kahn, Uwe Seeler, Günther Netzer, Birgit Prinz – footballMichael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel, Bernd Rosemeyer – formula-1-racingFranziska van Almsick, Michael Groß – swimmingSteffi Graf, Boris Becker, Michael Stich – tennisDirk Nowitzki – basketballJoachim Deckarm – handballTimo Boll – table tennisFabian Hambüchen – athleticsIsabell Werth – horse riding
Stephanie Graf: She was a famous athlete and won the silver medal at Olympics 2000 Markus Rogan: “The best swimmer nowadays”; he won many different pirzes at Olympics 2008, 2004, 2000, … Marcel Hirscher: Famous Skier. Won 3 times gold, 2 times silver and 1 time bronce medal at Alpine Ski – Junoir World cup
One of the most famous Polish athlete is tennis player- Agnieszka Radwańska. She was born in 1989. currently she has got fourth place in WTA ranking.
Sports 5.Are there any buildings, streets, parks, monuments etc. named after famous athletes?
Spiros Louis: In Athens we can cross a street named after this famous athlete. Also, there is a statue of Spiros Louis in Melbourne. Spiros Louis was one of the most famous athletes at Marathon discipline
Some stadiums are named after famous footballers such as Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano (Madrid) -Rafa Nadal Street (Madrid) -Carlos Sainz Avenue, street and school (Madrid Leganés and Oviedo) -Dani Pedrosa Street (Madrid Leganés) -Fernando Alonso Street (Madrid Leganés and Oviedo) -Josep Guardiola (Barcelona)
Modrý's Street, Ice Hockey Goalkeeper) , Hana Mašková's Street (Figure Skater) and Nepel's Street (Figure Skater). These Streets are in Prague. Luděk Čajka’s winter stadium in Zlín (hockey player)
Galliano Rossini was born in 1927 in Ancona. He participated in five consecutive Olympics always with the discipline of skeet shooting in the category of piattello. In Melbourne in 1956 with 195 points won the gold medal. In Rome 1960, with 191 points, took the silver medal. His hometown of Ancona, named a sport arena, the Palarossini
A very deserved athlete in my country is Janusz Kusociński Polish athlete, Olympic gold medalist from Los Angeles on the run for 10 000 m, silver medalist of the first European Championships for a distance of 5000 m. In Warsaw is obelisk in memorial of him. Also In Dolsk is a statue of an athlete. Stadium in Gosyń is named his name.
Sports 6. Has any world championship ever taken place in your country? If that’s the case, in which discipline?
Volleyball World Championship in 1994 • World Championship of track in 1997 • World Championship of Basketball in 1998 • World Championship of waterpolo in 2011 • The Swimming World Championship took place in Athens in 2000
The football World Cup was celebrated in Spain in 1982. The mascot was a smiley orange called “Naranjito”.
World Championships Skiing 2012 World Championships Biathlon 2012 World Championships Snowboarding 2012 Grand Prix Hradec Králové Karate 2010, 2011 World Championships Cyklocross Grand Prix of the Czech Republic – motorbikes World Championships in ice hockey 2004 etc...