The Paralympics 2012- part 1

They start on the 29th of August – 9th of September

  Archery
There are 140 athletes in the competition and it takes place at the Royal        Artillery Barracks.

The events happening are:

  • Men’s Individual Recurve – W1/W2
  • Men’s Individual Recurve – Standing
  • Women’s Individual Compound – Open
  • Men’s Individual Compound – W1
  • Men’s Individual Compound – Open
  • Women’s Individual Recurve – W1/W2
  • Women’s Individual Recurve – Standing

Athletics
The largest sport at the Paralympic Games and there are about 1,100 athletes compete for 170 gold medals across track, field and road events.

The events happening are:

  • Women’s 5000m
  • Men’s Club Throw
  • Women’s Long Jump
  • Women’s Discus Throw
  • Men’s Shot Put
  • Women’s 400m
  • Men’s 800m
  • Men’s 1500m
  • Men’s 200m
  • Women’s 100m
  • Men’s 5000m
  • Women’s 200m
  • Men’s 100m
  • Men’s Discus Throw
  • Men’s Shot Put
  • Men’s 5000m – T54
  • Men’s Long Jump – F42/44
  • Women’s Discus Throw – F40
  • Women’s 200m – T46
  • Men’s 100m – T35

London 2012 Olympics – Games

ArcheryNaomi Folkard of Great Britain competes in the women's individual archery in Beijing, 2008

Key facts:
Venue: Lord’s Cricket Ground
Dates: Friday 27 July – Friday 3 August
Medal events: 4
Athletes: 128 (64 men, 64 women)

Archery dates back around 10,000 years ago when bows and arrows were first used as hunting and warfare weapons before it developed in to a competitive activity in medieval England. A tense and testing sport which requires immense reserves of skill and nerve. Archery is now practised in more than 140 countries all around the world.

Did you know?
1) In the 14th century, archery was considered so important to the defence of the nation that an English law made it compulsory for every man aged between seven and 60.
2)At the Athens 2004 Games, archers competed in the Panathinaiko Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896.The Stadium was built in on the ruins of an ancient stadium built in 329 BC.
3)The coverage of the Atlanta 1996 Games won the ‘Golden Rings Award’ from the IOC for the best Olympic sports coverage.
4)Hollywood actress Geena Davis took part in US trials for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Archery team.
5)The first known Archery competition was organised in Finsbury, London, in 1583. It attracted 3,000 participants.

Football! Arsenal vs. Tottenham

Arsenal vs. Tottenham Premier League!

 Arsenal and Tottenham are going to kick off on Sunday  2nd October which is this  Sunday(It’s going to be on TV).Hooray!! Well, I’m glad because I like Arsenal so it’s    good news for me.

According to the Barclay’s premier league table:
Sunday 2nd October 2011
Teams…………………………………………….Time
Bolton vs. Chelsea………………………..13:30
Fulham vs. QPR…………………………….15:00
Swansea City vs. Stoke City…………15:00
Tottenham vs. Arsenal…………………16:00

The last 5 matches between Arsenal vs. Tottenham:
Date—–Tottenham scores—-Arsenal scores
20.04.11 …………..3……………………….3
20.11.10…………….3……………………….2
14.04.10……………2………………………..1
31.10.09……………0……………………….3
08.02.09………….0……………………….0

Did you know…
Since 1992, Tottenham have won only 7 of the 38 matches together while the gunners have won 14 times.there have been 17 draws.