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  Topic: Global Sports Weekly
Allie

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PostForum: Sports   Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 11:28 am   Subject: Global Sports Weekly
Unfortunately, the pilot "issue" will be a bit late due to a BSOD problem..
  Topic: My Own RO Server
Allie

Replies: 79
Views: 9904

PostForum: General Discussions   Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 2:51 am   Subject: My Own RO Server
SWEET =D
  Topic: Yo Gankz is here
Allie

Replies: 10
Views: 2456

PostForum: Introductions   Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 2:50 am   Subject: Yo Gankz is here
Heya Gankz!

Welcome to Amaterasu ;3
  Topic: Coming of Age: 2009
Allie

Replies: 11
Views: 5941

PostForum: Announcements   Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 2:49 am   Subject: Coming of Age: 2009
Merry Christmas everyone !!

And enjoy the rest of your holidays Approved!
  Topic: o.o?
Allie

Replies: 10
Views: 4285

PostForum: General Discussions   Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 2:47 am   Subject: o.o?
LOLZ
JAMES HAS A GIRLFRIEND
Ahaha xDD
Good for him =3
  Topic: Favourite RO Town - (EN)
Allie

Replies: 69
Views: 8567

PostForum: Ragnarok Online   Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 6:19 am   Subject: Favourite RO Town - (EN)
LIGHTHALZEN FTW >D
  Topic: Asura Champ Help - (EN)
Allie

Replies: 2
Views: 910

PostForum: Ragnarok Online   Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 6:18 am   Subject: Asura Champ Help - (EN)
Yes I know.. Ah wells I'm over Champ Sinister~ GOOO TEH SEXYZ SNIPER >D
Ahaha... But seriously 232 Crit =P
  Topic: My Own RO Server
Allie

Replies: 79
Views: 9904

PostForum: General Discussions   Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 6:15 am   Subject: My Own RO Server
How's the progress of the server?
  Topic: Global Sports Weekly
Allie

Replies: 2
Views: 1267

PostForum: Sports   Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:19 am   Subject: Global Sports Weekly
GLOBAL SPORTS WEEKLY

Updated every Friday, GMT-07:00


Welcome to Amaterasu Discussion Forum's Global Sports Weekly!

Every week, I will post news about a couple of sports from media sources.

Also, if you do a sport yourself and have some news to share about your achievements in your sport, you may PM me (send me pictures, details and information).

You may post your opinions, comments, and suggestions on this thread to help me improve ^^

Thank you for reading!
  Topic: HELLO. ;]
Allie

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Views: 4023

PostForum: Introductions   Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:03 am   Subject: HELLO. ;]
Welcome to Amaterasu , Jean! Onion - Greetings
I hope you have fun here ;3
I heard most of us our on vacation so yeah ^^
  Topic: Track and Field
Allie

Replies: 0
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PostForum: Sports   Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:26 pm   Subject: Track and Field
Track and Field

How all this started...
The ancient Olympic Games began in the year 776 BC, when Koroibos, a cook from the nearby city of Elis, won the stadium race, a foot race 600 feet long. According to some literary traditions, this was the only athletic event of the games for the first 13 Olympic festivals.

Other evidence, both literary and archaeological, suggests that the games may have existed at Olympia much earlier than this date, perhaps as early as the 10th or 9th century BC. A series of bronze tripods have been found at Olympia, some of which appear to be dated at about the 9th century BC, and it has also been suggested that these tripods may in fact be prizes for some of the early events at Olympia.

The marathon was not an event of the ancient Olympic games. The marathon is a modern event that was first introduced in the Modern Olympic Games of 1896 in Athens, a race from Marathon - northeast of Athens - to the Olympic Stadium, a distance of 42.195 kilometers. The race commemorates the run of Pheidippides, an ancient "day-runner" who carried the news of the Persian landing at Marathon of 490 BC to Sparta (a distance of 149 miles) in order to enlist help for the battle. According to the fifth century BC ancient Greek historian Herodotus, Pheidippides delivered the news to the Spartans the next day. The distance of the modern marathon was standardized as 26 miles 385 yards or 42,195 kilometers in 1908 when the Olympic Games were held in London. The distance was the exact measurement between Windsor Castle, the start of the race, and the finish line inside White City Stadium.

From 776 BC, the Games were held in Olympia every four years for almost 12 centuries. Additional athletic events were gradually added until, by the 5th century BC, the religious festival consisted of a five-day program. The athletic events included: three foot races (stadion, diaulos, and dolichos) as well as the pentathlon (five contests: discus, javelin, long jump, wrestling, and foot race), pugme (boxing), pale (wrestling), pankration, and the hoplitodromos. Additional events, both equestrian and for humans, were added throughout the course of the history of the Olympic Games. Equestrian events, held in the hippodromos, were an important part of the athletic program of the ancient Olympic Games and by the 5th century BC included the tethrippon and the keles.

Track and field athletics in the United States dates from the 1860s. The Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America, the nation's first national athletic group, held the first collegiate races in 1873, and in 1888 the Amateur Athletic Union (which governed the sport for nearly a century) held its first championships.

As track and field developed as a modern sport, a major issue for all athletes was their status as amateurs. For many years track and field was considered a purely amateur sport and athletes could not accept training money or cash prizes.

If charged with professionalism, athletes could be banned from competition for life. In 1913 American Jim Thorpe was stripped of his 1912 Olympic victories in the decathlon and pentathlon and banned from further competition after it was learned he had played semiprofessional baseball. (In 1982 the International Olympic Committee [IOC] posthumously restored both Thorpe’s amateur status and his two Olympic medals.)

Beginning in the 1920s track and field’s scope widened. The first NCAA national championships were held for men in 1921, and women’s track and field became part of the Olympic Games in 1928. In 1952 the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) sent its first Olympic team ever to the Summer Games in Helsinki, Finland, where the squad captured several track-and-field medals. Over the next 30 years the U.S. and Soviet teams battled in one of the sport’s longest and most competitive rivalries. Women's track struggled for widespread acceptance until the 1970s, when track and field as a whole enjoyed a boom in popularity. During that time the U.S.-based International Track Association (ITA) organized a professional track circuit. The venture, although popular among fans, went bankrupt after several years. Few athletes wanted to participate in ITA competitions because athletes were actually receiving larger illegal payments for appearing at amateur meets than legitimate professionals were making on the new circuit. Many athletes also turned away from ITA competition because it disqualified them from participating in future Olympic Games. The Athletics Congress now regulates the sport in the United States; the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) sanctions international competition. Track and field has been the centerpiece of the summer Olympic games since their revival in 1896. International professional running, initiated in the 1970s, has had limited success.

Track/Running/Racewalking Events
Running events conducted on a track (generally 400 metres, except indoors):

Sprints are events up to and including the 400 metres. Events commonly contested are:

* 50 metres (indoors only)
* 55 metres (indoors only)
* 60 metres (indoors only)
* 100 metres
* 200 metres
* 400 metres

Middle Distance Events are events longer than sprints and up to 3000 metres. Events commonly contested are:

* 800 metres
* 1000 metres (uncommon)
* 1500 metres
* One mile[2]
* 3000 metres
* 3000 metres steeplechase

Long Distance Events are events over 3000 metres. Events commonly contested are:

* 5000 metres
* 10000 metres

Hurdles events require the runner to run over evenly spaced barriers during the race. Events commonly contested are:

* 60 metres hurdles (indoors only)
* 100 metres hurdles (women)
* 110 metres hurdles (men)
* 400 metres hurdles

Relay races are events in which four athletes participate as a team, passing a metal baton in between. Events commonly contested are:

* 4 x 100 metres relay
* 4 x 200 metres relay (high school & collegiate)
* 4 x 400 metres relay

Some events, such as medley relays, are rarely run except at large relay carnivals. Typical medley relays include:

* Sprint Medley Relay (SMR): the four legs are 400 metres, two 200 metre legs, 800 metres; or alternately 200 metres, two 100 metre legs, 400 metres
* Distance Medley Relay (DMR): the four legs are 1200 metres, 400 metres, 800 metres, 1600 metres

Road Races are events conducted on open roads, sometimes finishing on a track. Events commonly contested are:

* 10 km
* 20 km
* Half marathon (21.0975 km)
* Marathon (42.195 km). The marathon is the only common road-racing distance run in major international athletics championships, such as the Olympics.

Racewalking may be contested on either the track or on open roads. Events commonly contested are:

* 10 km
* 20 km
* 50 km

Field Events
Throwing Events

* Discus Throw
* Hammer Throw
* Javelin Throw
* Shot Put


Jumping Events

* High Jump
* Pole Vault
* Long Jump
* Triple Jump

The following events also take place, but are uncommon:

* Standing high jump
* Standing long jump
* Standing triple jump

Multiple Event Competitions

Multiple event competitions include events from both the track (running) and field events.

Pentathlon: the outdoor Pentathlon includes the following five events:

* Long Jump
* Javelin
* 200 metres
* Discus
* 1500 metres

The outdoor Pentathlon was a national championship event in the United States until 1978. It is still contested in many places throughout the world, but rarely as a championship event. The Pentathon was also contested in several of the early Olympic Games, noteably in the 1912 Olympics which was won by Jim Thorpe, who also won the Decathlon. The event was modeled after the original Greek Olympic Games, in which the Pentathlon was the foremost contest. It consisted of a Long Jump, Javelin, a statia run of approximately 180 metres, Discus, and Greco-Roman style wrestling.


Pentathlon: the indoor Pentathlon includes the following five events:

* High Hurdles (110 metres for men, 100 metres for women)
* Shot Put
* Long Jump
* High Jump
* Middle distance (1500 metres for men, 800 metres for women)


Heptathlon: the Heptathlon includes the following seven events:

Outdoors (usually only women):

* 100 metre high hurdles
* High Jump
* Shot Put
* 200 metres
* Long Jump
* Javelin Throw
* 800 metres

Indoors (usually only men):

* 60 metres
* Long Jump
* Shot Put
* High Jump
* 60 metres hurdles
* Pole Vault
* 1000 metres

Decathlon: the Decathlon includes the following ten events:

* 100 metres
* Long Jump
* Shot Put
* High Jump
* 400 metres
* 110 metre high hurdles
* Discus
* Pole Vault
* Javelin
* 1500 metres

Track OR Field?

I myself am a runner. I am a sprinter to be exact. I run the 100m dash, 200m dash, 400m relay and 800m relay. In running, your body has to have proper biochemistry; if you don't, you won't go far as a runner. A runner's body is only in focus on one direction: forward. Believe it or not, the stronger your arms are, the faster you will be. In my opinion, Track events are slightly easier than Field events. It may sound or look easy but it gets harder by the minute especially when you live in high elevation or are trying to beat your best personal time. Then again, if you are a good track runner, it doesn't matter where you are, everything is still the same, nothing is different.

I was a pole vaulter and I do the long jump. In both events you have to pick up your running pace at the very moment your first foot goes forward. Then, there's the vaulting/jumping part. You have to make sure you step on the white strip [long jump] or you get scratched (fouled out). In pole vault, you have to make sure your pole gets in the box or you don't even get to the pit at all. In long jump, your aim is to jump the farthest. In pole vault, your aim is to carry yourself the highest. Both events (or shall I say, all Field events) have more mechanics to it.

It matters what your events are. If you are not comfortable with your events you will not succeed in it. Also, Track or Field? I say both. Each has its own goals, fundamentals, and mechanics. Track is for I say, the one who loves speed and fierce competition. In Field events, it is the matter of the stronger person and the love of challenge.

I hope you get something from this article. Approved!

Sources:
The History of Track And Field. Where Running Started. http://www.athleticscholarships.net/history-of-track-and-field.htm

Track and Field athletics. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/track_and_field


My favorite track runner ;3
CLICK > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU3jfbb172E < CLICK
He does not do the same running events as I do but you just gotta admire his spirit and determination.
  Topic: o.o?
Allie

Replies: 10
Views: 4285

PostForum: General Discussions   Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:37 am   Subject: o.o?
Boy, did I miss a lot..
Anyone kind enough to fill me on stuff? ;3
  Topic: Final Fantasy XII
Allie

Replies: 18
Views: 4683

PostForum: Games   Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:32 am   Subject: Final Fantasy XII
yeah you're right riou!
after 80-100 hours of gameplay i put in, i got and bored and quit.
  Topic: BuZz!!
Allie

Replies: 578
Views: 33888

PostForum: General Discussions   Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:31 am   Subject: BuZz!!
o.O
i've been quite busy atm
  Topic: add me up on friendster and ym!
Allie

Replies: 7
Views: 1982

PostForum: Add/Request/Invites   Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:11 pm   Subject: add me up on friendster and ym!
thanks ^^
 
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