Tuesday, 31 July 2012, 07:00
The 400 metres, or 400 metre dash, is a common sprinting event in track and field competitions and it has been featured in the athletics programme at the Summer Olympics since 1896 (1964 for women). On a standard outdoor running track, it is exactly one lap around the track. Runners start in staggered positions and race in separate lanes for the entire course and they have to keep those positions until the end of the race. In many countries, athletes previously competed in the 440 yard dash (402.336 m)—also referred to as the "quarter-mile"—instead of the 400 m. An athlete who competes in the 400 m may still be referred to as "quarter-miler".
The Men`s 400 metres competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom will be one of the stars of the competition. The event will be held at the Olympic Stadium on 4–6 August.
World Record Michael Johnson - 43.18 sec - Seville, Spain - 26 August 2009
Olympic Recorc Michael Johnson - 43.49 sec - Atlanta, United States - 29 July 1996
World leading aShawn Merritt - 44.12 sec - Eugene, Oregon, United States - 30 June 2012
Tuesday, 31 July 2012, 06:30
The 100 metres race, or 100-metre dash how it is often called, is a sprint race in track and field competitions. It is the shortest common outdoor running distance, and one of the most popular and prestigious events in the sport of athletics. It has been contested at the Summer Olympics since 1896 (1928 for women). The 100 m Olympic champion is often named "the fastest man/woman in the world".
On an outdoor 400 metres running track, the 100 m is run on the home straight, with the start usually being set on an extension to make it a straight-line race. Runners begin in the starting blocks and the race begins when an official fires the starter`s pistol. Sprinters typically reach top speed after somewhere between 50–60 m. Their speed then slows towards the finish line.
The men`s 100 metres competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom, will be held at the Olympic Stadium on 4–5 August. The competition will comprise four rounds: a preliminary round for entrants without the minimum qualifying standard, a heats round, followed by two semi-finals of eight athletes each, which is then reduced to eight athletes for the final.
World Record Usain Bolt - 9.58 sec - Berlin, Germany - 16 August 2009
Olympic Recorc Usain Bolt - 9.69 sec - Beijing, China - 16 August 2008
World leading Yohan Blake - 9.75 sec - Kingston, Jamaica - 30 June 2012
The two record holders are favorites to win this final. But with the new rule where the sprinter that will "jump" the start will be dissqualified at the first atempt, and Usain Bolt suffering already a disqualification in the World Championship in 2011, the final outcome of the final could change.
Wednesday, 25 July 2012, 23:30
The Canadian Open is a prestigeous golf tournament founded in 1904 by the Royal Canadian Golf Association. It has been played annually ever since, excepting some years during the World Wars. The Canadian Open is the fourth oldest tournament in professional golf after The Open Championship, the U.S. Open, and the Western Open.
As a national open, and the most accessible non-U.S. national open for American golfers, the event had a special status in the era before the professional tour system became dominant in golf. During the period between the two World Wars, the tournament was sometimes considered the third most prestigious tournament in the sport, after The Open Championship and the U.S. Open.
Hamilton Golf and Country Club, Ontario
6,966 yards (6,370 m)
263 Johnny Palmer (1952)
–23 Arnold Palmer (1955)
his year`s favorites to win this tournament are Matt Kuchar - best odds 13.00
, Hunter Mahan - best odds 15.00
and Jim Furyk - best odds 17.00
Tuesday, 24 July 2012, 07:00
The Italian Serie A is one of the best leagues in Europe. It is on the fourth place in the UEFA country rankings and every year, the Italian teams reach the upper phases of the European Inter-Club competitions. The domestic competitions are very disputed and there are several teams that have chances to win those competitions.
The 2011-2012 season of the Serie A was won y Juventus and the Coppa Italia was won by Napoli.
Each year, there are some other awards disputed. There are more honorific awards, but still, some important awards that show the quality of the players and officials from Italy.
Serie A Footballer of the Year This is considered the most prestigious football award in Italy. Top players are disputin this trophy ebvery year. The winner of this trophy is elected among the Best Italian Footballer and the Best Foreign Footballer. The 2011-2012 edition was won by Zlatan Ibrahimovic on his third trophy in the last 4 years.
Best coach The best coach award went to Massimiliano Allegri. He does a very good time at AC Milan, managing to revigorate the team after some bad seasons.
Best GoalkeeperAfter some incredible saves this season, the title of the best goalkeeper was awarded to Inter`s player, Samir Handanovic. He played for Udinese before getting to Internationale, and this transfer to one of the best teams in Italy is the proof that he is one f the best goalkeepers in Serie A.
Best defenderThe winner of the last best Defender in Serie A is the Brazilian player Thiago Silva. He played for Milan until this summer and he transfered to Paris Saint Germain with Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Silva was a key player for AC Milan and we are sure that he will be an important player for PSG as well.
Monday, 23 July 2012, 08:30
La Liga will have it`s 82nd season since the establishment in the 2012-2013 season. The competition will start on 18 August 2012 and will end on 1 June 2013. The 2011-2012 season presented a fight between Real Madrid for the title, the team from the capital getting the trophy close to the end of the competition. There were three teams relegated to Segunda, Villarreal, Sporting Gijon and Racing Santander and we will have three treams from the second division that promoted in the La Liga, Deportivo la Coruna, Celta Vigo and Real Valladolid. There are 20 teams in total that will play for the 2012-2013 title.
The defending champions are Real Madrid FC.
This year announced also to be a fight between Real Madrid and Barcelona. The two teams are by far the most powerfull teams in the league, and it is hard to believe that any of the other teams will have the strenght to get involved in this battle. After winning last year`s competition, Rteal Madrid are favorites to win a second consecutive title, but the odds offered for Barcelona to win the competition are about the same, and that only indicates that we will have a battle till the end of the season. Valencia, Sevilla and the other teams, have to fight for the places that will assure the presence in the European Cups for the 2013-2014 season.
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Saturday, 21 July 2012, 13:00
With only a few weeks before the start of the 2012-2013 domestic leagues, the top teams from Europe that are not yet involved in the Euro inter-clubs competitions are testing their strenght in friendly games. One of those game will bring together the current Champions League winners, Chelsea - against one of the strongest teams in the French Ligue 1, Paris SG.
Chelsea remains one of the favorites to win the Premier League and to reach the upper stages of the Champions League, but also the huge ammount of money invested in Paris SG, and the arrival of the great Ibra will also make Paris SG one of the top teams.
Chelsea are favorites to win this game, but being only a friendly game with not a big stake involved, it is safe to assume that the two teams will play for spectacle and the two coaches will have the opportunity to test their players befor the start of the new season.
Checkyourodds prediction for Chelsea v Paris SG: 2-2
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Friday, 20 July 2012, 00:15
With the recent developings broutght bu the top teams, especially Red Bull and Ferrari, this announces to be a very interesting race. Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel or Mark Webber are among the favorites to win this race.
Fernando Alonso is leading the F1 Championship with 129 points, followed by Mark bebber with 116 points and Sebastian Vettel with 100 points after 9 races.
There will be many fans that will come to the circuit to support the German drivers, and two of them the World Champions Michael Schumacher and Sebastial Vettel will be credited with chances to win this Grand Prix.
This circuit suits the Red Bull cars and they will have the highest chances to win this race. Ferrari, wth Fernando Alonso are very confident also, but the Ferarri F2012 lacks top speed and has some traction problems, thing that are significant factors at Hockenheim.
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This will be the 10th race of the 2012 season, out of 20 races in total.
Saturday, 14 July 2012, 12:00
The 2011-2012 was a very disputed season with Juventus and AC Milan fighting for the trophy until the last rounds. Juventus won the trophy in the end, but the star of the League was Milan`s player, Zlatan Ibrahimovic who become the leading goalscorer with a total of 28 goals scored.
Here is the top three goalscorers in the 2011-2012 season of the italian Serie A.
1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Top scorer in the Italian Serie A 2011-2012 season with a total of 28 goals. He is one of the best players in the worls, but his temperamental behavoiur and loss of concentration stoped him to became the best player in the world. He now plays for AC Milan, but a move to PSG is probable this summer.
2. Diego Milito - The second player in the top five goalscorers top with a total of 24 goals. He plays for Internazionale Milano and he is one of the best stikers in the Serie A. He is a very agile player that times perfectly his appearence in front of the opposite goal line.
3. Antonio di Natale - A very good striker in the Italian Serie A, he is currently playing for Udinese. He scored 23 goals this season. He has a powerful kick and a great header. He can keep good control of the ball and he is an excellent free-kick taker.
3. Edison Cavani - Sharing the third place in the goalscorer`s top we find Edison Cavani from Uruguay. He also scored 23 goals this season for Napoli, most of the goals in very important games. he is a powerful striker that he is not afraid to put his head on a cross. He is a natural finisher when in front of the opposing goal.
Saturday, 14 July 2012, 09:40
The Italian Serie A will have it`s 81st season since establishment and only the third season since thei organized under a league comitee separated from Serie A. The season will start with round one on 25 August 2012. The winners of the last season and the itle holders are Juventus.
The division is formed by 20 teams that will contest for the trophy with 17 teams also playing in the 2011-2012 season and three teams promoted from Serie B.
This season we will see the return of Torino, Pescara and Sampdoria in Serie A. Torino is back after 3 years, Sampdoria after only one year and Pescara after 19 years in the lower divisions.
It looks like we will have a battle for the title between the same two teams as last season. Juventus and AC Milan offered a great fight last season and this season they announce the same intentions to win the league. Inter Milan, Lazio, Napoli or AS Roma could also get involved in the battle for the trophy.
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Saturday, 14 July 2012, 09:00
The 2012-2013 season will be the ninth season of the Championship Division under the new name and the twentieth season uder the same format.
There are 18 teams of the 24 that played last season that will play again in this division. They are joined by Charlton Athletic, Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield town that promoted from League 1 and Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers and Wolverhampton Wanderers that relegated from the Premeir League.
Two of the three teams that relegated from the Premier League are credited with high chances to spend only one year in the npower Champioship Division. Bolton and Wolverhampton are on the top three favorites list to place themselves on the top three places at the last of the season. On the top of the favorites list we find Leicester, a strong team that proved that they are able to fight their way through the most important English football division.
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