Assignment 2 Report

Explain why you chose the blog topic:

It happens right on the spot. We didn’t know each other before, and we have nothing in common, but the term sport seems to come up in our mind right after the conversation started, we come up with a few others as well and vote for the best one. The first choice was multi-cultural cuisine as it seems easier, but it got rejected. In our group, everyone got their own favorite sport from football to the Olympic. Information about sports on the internet is huge and you can easily gain access to what you need to complete the task. There are a wide range of sport varieties and to find a topic to write on your blog is effortless. We were right for choosing this topic, everything was very straightforward and uncomplicated. Also, everyone enjoys the writing the blog.

What were the largest challenges with a team assignment?

When the group first made a blog, we were facing much of technical issues. But we figured all out by searching from the internet. Also, we made three posts each one of us and by sharing those, we had fun making a blog. Through the posts we have wrote about sports, the group members want the posts to be shared. We have to participate more on the knowledge about blog that we did not learn, and it was our biggest challenge with doing the group assignment.

Second, the motive of group work is to get together and bring out each one of us advantages with participation. Through that, we can also share our advantages and experiences. However, when we start doing making blog, the participation and will was not enough. As a group member, the participation is the standard for showing focus on the work. Therefore, it is difficult to manage the team without deciding whether who is doing what.

How did you come up with the final design that you used.

When we decided the blog’s topic, SPORTS, an talked about how the our blog was looking like, we just confirmed not to use too much font-color, background images and visible effects as making the reader read over our blog smoothly. Instead of it, we suppose to better of putting many images and concise texts so that the readers can easily be allowed to get what we would like to tell in terms of sports blog. Background images, therefore, seems to be simple and not obstacle to the contents. Video clips put on the blog also can help the further understandings and explore more interesting in the no matter what sports affairs.

Compare a blog that has similar content to yourself, critically analyse your site comparing theres.

In our blog, we basically refer to and model the wordpress blog, called the The last Libero. (http://thelastlibero.com/). The blog mainly present a general football knowledge, match reports, current football team affair as well as introduction to players in details so the audience are allowed to be attractive and interested in the blog consistently. Comparing with the our blog presenting about spots, the blog has been simply organised to look at easily and reading smoothly. Well-organised structure with attractive title make the readers understand clearly about what the blog is going to talk about, and some pictures and video clips can help to lead further attention to relevant topics. We can see Not only the general information in terms of the blog’s topic and also some bloggers opinion against the content cited form other websites. This can contribute the audience to let have a diverse opinion and ideas, then there can be a conversation on the different view of the topics in comment. He also classifies the blog into some category at the top of the blog and put tagged links on his blog, so when the readers would like to find a specific areas of contents, these method can positively influence on both the reader and other bloggers. We consider this blog is good model for those who never create the blog and can lead to the further understanding of how they show their abilities and creativities through the blog

Is Bowling a Sport?

While taking a shower, a thought come to my mind… Is a bowling a sport or a game?

 

I did some research and here is my opinion and information i found interesting.

In 1988 at the Seoul Summer Olympic Games, bowling was an official demonstration sport for the first and only time. Unfortunately, only 20 nations competed in bowling during the 1988 Games held on September 18th at the Seoul Royal Bowling Center and the events were never adequately covered by television nor the media because of the demonstration status of the competition.

It is important to remember that all international competition has always been fiercely contested. Bowling is and has been an international competition and will likely continue to be for years to come. Because of this status, it can clearly be called a sport.

(Source: Wikipedia.com)

 

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Although bowling has been the Number One participatory sport for many years, it is not a sport which provides inexpensive nor easy access to most youngsters in third world countries to develop skill and proficiency. If bowling merely required an open field and a ball and pins, it might be easier for young people to capture interest in the sport. Bowling requires use of expensive facilities just to expose prospective athletes to the game. Bowling can also be expensive to pursue due to the cost of linage and equipment. Other than possibly golf, most Olympic sports are less expensive to pursue than bowling. So, it is recognise as a kind of sport but not a sport that the world can enjoy and compete.

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HISTORY OF SPORTS ~Ancient Period~

ABSTRACT

The history of sports probably extends as far back as the existence of people as purposive sportive and active beings. Sport has been a useful way for people to increase their mastery of nature and the environment. The history of sport can teach us a great deal about social changes and about the nature of sport itself. Sport seems to involve basic human skills being developed and exercised for their own sake, in parallel with being exercised for their usefulness. It also shows how society has changed its beliefs and therefore there are changes in the rules. Of course, as we go further back in history, the dwindling evidence makes the theories of the origins and purposes of sport difficult to support.

WHAT SPORTS DO YOU PLAY?

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The begging of Sports 

  • Ancient Egypt 

Monuments to the Pharaohs found at Beni Hasan dating to around 2000 BC indicate that a number of sports, including wrestling, weightlifting, long jump, swimming, rowing, shooting, fishing and athletics, as well as various kinds of ball games, were well-developed and regulated in ancient Egypt. Other Egyptian sports included javelin throwing, high jump, and wrestling. An earlier portrayal of figures wrestling was found in the tomb of Khnumhotep and Niankhkhnum in Saqqara dating to around 2400 BC.

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  • Ancient Greece

 

Depictions of ritual sporting events are seen in the Minoan art of Bronze Age Crete, such as a fresco dating to 1500 BC of gymnastics in the form of religious bull-leaping and possibly bullfighting. The origins of Greek sporting festivals may date to funeral games of the Mycenean period, between 1600 BC. In the Iliad there are extensive descriptions of funeral games held in honour of deceased warriors

 

 Engaging in sport is described as the occupation of the noble and wealthy, who have no need to do manual labour themselves. It was predictably in Greece that sports were first instituted formally, with the first Olympic Games recorded in 776 BC in Olympia, where they were celebrated until 393 AD. The games were held every four years, or Olympiad, which became a unit of time in historical chronologies. Initially a single sprinting event, the Olympics gradually expanded to include several footraces, run in the nude or in armor, boxing, wrestling, pankration, chariot racing, long jump, javelin throw, and discus throw.

~THE BEGGING OF OLYMPIC~

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  • Development of the Modern sports 

 

 

Some historians – most notably Bernard Lewis – claim that team sports as we know them today are primarily an invention of Western culture. The traditional teams sports are seen as springing from Europe, primarily England through its British Empire. This can be seen as discounting some of the ancient games of cooperation from Asia and even from the Americas

 European colonialism certainly helped spread particular games around the world, especially cricket, football of various sorts, bowling in a number of forms, cue sports, hockey and its derivatives, equestrian, and tennis, and many winter sports, while the originally Europe-dominated modern Olympic Games generally also ensured standardization in particularly European directions when rules for similar games around the world were merged.

 

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 Regardless of game origins, the Industrial Revolution and mass production brought increased leisure which allowed more time to engage in playing or observing  spectator sports, as well as less elitism in and greater accessibility of sports of many kinds.

~THE MEDIA INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTE TO THE INCREASE OF SPORTS ~

 

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 With the advent of mass media and global communication, professionalism became prevalent in sports, and this furthered sports popularity in general.

 

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The Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Museum

The opening ceremony of the Olympic Museum after the interior construction.

Interior construction work was being done upto Dec. 21 2013, and will be opening to the public.

The Olympic Museum. there is the statue of the second IOC committe leader Baron Pierre de Coubertin.

Mr. Bach and the committee members officially cut the ribbon before touring the new exhibitions. and see the entirely revamped museum introduced by the museum director Francis Gabet. Its integrating the latest technological innovations and a new museographic-themed approach.

(Francis Gabet, The Museum director, Bach, Rogge/IOC web page)

The Olympic Museum has put together a special exhibition titled “different histories, dreams, challenges and many valuable things that contributes today with spanning three levels now entirely redesigned which will run in the Olympic Park.

 

Speech from the IOC Chairman Bach:

“The Olympic world is at the same time traditional and ultramodern. This Museum manages to convey that combination in an exciting and innovative way, and thereby reach young and old alike. If there is one place outside the Olympic Games where the Olympic spirit can be felt to the same degree, it is this entirely redesigned Museum, here.”

 “Genuine Olympic moments are recorded here. They are presented in a wonderfully fresh and stirring way, so that we can all feel the fascination of this great idea. This Museum is a very special kind of Olympic adventure park, which records and conveys the uniqueness of the Games.”

 

The New Olympic Museum will be opening to the public from Dec. 21 2013 to Jan. 23 2014 free of charge

The First Olympic Museum located near the Lake Geneva has opened on June. 23 1993 with 3000000 visitors in just under 20 years of existence.

There was more than 200 times temporary exhibitions including outside its walls.

The Olympic Museum focuses to involve people from across the World to achieve the Olympic spirit and inspire today’s youth to build a peaceful World.

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To achieve this goal, the Olympic Museum organize the greatest event of the time every two years and bring people to play a vital roles in the World:

(1) Champions

(2) Participants 

(3) Officials

(4) Creators

(5) Artists

(6) Architects

(7) Volunteers

The two-year countdown ‘Rio 2016 Olympic’.

The two-year countdown

5th of August 2014 with the Rio 2016 Olympic two years aheadRio 2016 marks two years to go

©Rio 2016 (IOC webpage)

The organizing committee of the 2016 Rio Olympic announced that they organize the variety and exciting milestones to celebrate the two-years countdown include creating the web page ‘new-look’ and the unvsiling of the official look of the games.

The two-year countdown is the beginning for the final organizational phase for Rio 2016. This is the starting point to move for the committee from the planning to the operational preparations.

It means concluded the exclusive planning phase two years ahead and into the preparation operations, the form is the competition structures begins to take shape and gets closer to the population. 

The President, Dilma Rousseff

The two years ahead to the Rio Olympic 2016, the committee hosted the unveiling details of 45 pre-games events and others include creating web pages. This will bring much interests to the audiences and will bring opportunities to be well prepared for the Olympic.

Until the end of 2014, the Rio 2016 Olympic Volunteers and the ticketing program will be launched, and there will be decition for the mascot before the count down.

As it is two years ahead to the Rio 2016 Olympic, 55% of the stadiums are operationally ready and the works is well under way.

Carlos Nuzman

Carlos Nuzman who is the head of the Rio 2016 Olympic Committee is keeping working in full integration with the IOC, and organize the three levels of governments and the world’s beggest sports clebrations. he mentiond ‘we are leading the organization with responsibility and full awareness of the complexity of this task’.

 

Editor’s favourite Football Club

Chelsea Football Club

Chelsea's LogoImage from Wikipedia.com
Chelsea’s LogoImage from Wikipedia.com

So here is my favourite football club, what is your?
Below is a bit about Chelsea history:
“Chelsea Football Club /ˈɛls/ are an English football club based in Fulham, London. Founded in 1905, the club play in the Premier League and have spent most of their history in the top tier of English football. The club’s home ground is the 41,837-seatStamford Bridge stadium, where they have played since their establishment.
Chelsea had their first major success in 1955, winning the league championship, and won various cup competitions during the 1960s, 1970s, 1990s and 2000s. The club have enjoyed their greatest period of success in the past two decades, winning 15 major trophies since 1997. Domestically, Chelsea have won four league titles, seven FA Cups, four League Cups and four FA Community Shields, while in continental competitions they have won two UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups, one UEFA Super Cup, one UEFA Europa League and oneUEFA Champions League. Chelsea are the only London club to win the UEFA Champions League,and one of four clubs, and the only British club, to have won all three main UEFA club competitions.

Chelsea’s regular kit colours are royal blue shirts and shorts with white socks. The club’s crest has been changed several times in attempts to re-brand the club and modernise its image. The current crest, featuring a ceremonial lion rampant regardant holding a staff, is a modification of the one introduced in the early 1950s. The club have sustained the fifth highest average all-time attendance in English football. Their average home gate for the 2012–13 season was 41,462, the sixth highest in the Premier League. Since July 2003, Chelsea have been owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.In April 2013 they were ranked by Forbes Magazine as theseventh most valuable football club in the world, at £588 million ($901 million), an increase of 18% from the previous year.”

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelsea_F.C.

So here are facts about Chelsea:

Regular Kit Colors

Chelsea’s regular kit colors are royal blue shirts and shorts with white socks. The club’s crest has been changed several times in attempts to re-brand the club and modernize its image. The current crest, featuring a ceremonial lion rampant regardant holding a staff, is a modification of the one introduced in the early 1950s.

League Titles

Domestically, Chelsea have won four league titles, seven FA Cups, four League Cups and four FA Community Shields, while in continental competitions they have won two UEFA Cup Winner’s Cups, one UEFA Super Cup, one UEFA Europa League and one UEFA Champions League.

 

Facts about Chelsea FC Logo 10 Interesting Facts about Chelsea FC
Facts about Chelsea FC Logo 10 Interesting Facts about Chelsea FC

Facts about Chelsea FC – Logo

Stadium

Chelsea have only ever had one home ground, Stamford Bridge, where they have played since foundation. It was officially opened on 28 April 1877 and for the first 28 years of its existence it was used almost exclusively by the London Athletics Club as an arena for athletics meetings and not at all for football.

Chelsea Pitch Owners (CPO)

The Stamford Bridge freehold, the pitch, the turnstiles and Chelsea’s naming rights are now owned by Chelsea Pitch Owners, a non-profit organization in which fans are the shareholders. The CPO was created to ensure the stadium could never again be sold to developers.

Facts about Chelsea FC Coach Jose Mourinho 10 Interesting Facts about Chelsea FC
Facts about Chelsea FC Coach Jose Mourinho 10 Interesting Facts about Chelsea FC

Facts about Chelsea FC – Coach Jose Mourinho

Supporters

Chelsea have the fifth highest average all-time attendance in English football and regularly attract over 40,000 fans to Stamford Bridge; they were the sixth best-supported Premier League team in the 2012–13 season, with an average gate of 41,462.

Chants

At matches, Chelsea fans sing chants such as “Carefree” (to the tune of “Lord of the Dance”, whose lyrics were probably written by supporter Mick Greenaway), “Ten Men Went to Mow”, “We All Follow the Chelsea” (to the tune of “Land of Hope and Glory”), “Zigga Zagga” and the celebratory “Celery”, with the latter often resulting in fans ritually throwing celery.

Facts about Chelsea FC Champion of Europe 10 Interesting Facts about Chelsea FC
Facts about Chelsea FC Champion of Europe 10 Interesting Facts about Chelsea FC

Factsabout Chelsea FC – Champion of Europe

Rivalries

Chelsea do not have a traditional rivalry on the scale of the Merseyside derby or the North London derby because their West London derbies with Fulham or Queens Park Rangers have not been as prominent over the years since the clubs have often been in different divisions. A 2004 survey by Planetfootball.com found that Chelsea fans consider their main rivalries to be with (in order): Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.

Wait…there is more, there are Chelsea Ladies as well

Chelsea also operate a women’s football team, Chelsea Ladies. It has been affiliated to the men’s team since 2004, and is part of the club’s Community Development program. They play their home games at Imperial Fields, the home ground of Isthmian League club Tooting & Mitcham United.
Source: infactcollaborative.com

 
One of my favourite match and moment is when Chelsea won the Champion League on 2012, with Didier Drogba won the match with the last penalty shoot-out.