Category Archives: Sport Spotlight

Sport Spotlight: Wakeboarding

In wakeboarding, one rides a wakeboard–and performs tricks–over the surface of a body of water while being pulled behind a boat. The Heat System: Each heat can have a maximum of six riders with the preference being four or five … Continue reading

Posted in Sport Spotlight, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sport Spotlight: Sport Climbing

According to this article from the REI website, “sport climbing is the most rapidly growing type of climbing.” It’s competing for inclusion in the 2020 Olympic Games and can be performed both indoors and outdoors. (To the best of my knowledge … Continue reading

Posted in Sport Spotlight | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sport Spotlight: Sepak Takraw

Sepak takraw is sometimes referred to as kick volleyball, which should give you some idea how the sport is played. The name comes from the Malay word for kick (sepak) and the Thai word for the ball originally used in … Continue reading

Posted in Sport Spotlight | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Q&A with Triple Jumper Kenta’ Bell

This week we had the chance to chat with two-time Olympic triple jumper Kenta’ Bell. In addition to competing in the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games–in Athens and Beijing respectively–Bell also won a gold medal in the 2001 World Student … Continue reading

Posted in Q&A, Sport Spotlight, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sport Spotlight: Squash

Squash is played by nearly 17 million people in 185 countries. Now is an exciting time in the sport’s history because it’s trying to get an Olympic bid. It failed to become an Olympic sport for Rio 2016, but now … Continue reading

Posted in Sport Spotlight, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Sport Spotlight: PadBol

Chances are if you’re checking out this blog you like sports. Besides baseball, you probably know a lot about basketball and football and maybe even hockey. But there’s a whole world of sports out there that you probably don’t know … Continue reading

Posted in Sport Spotlight, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment