A team sport includes any sport where individuals are organized into opposing teams which compete to win. Team members act together towards a shared objective; this can be done in a number of ways such as outscoring the opposing team. Team members set goals, make decisions, manage conflict, solve problems in a supportive, trusting atmosphere in order to accomplish their objectives. Examples are basketball, rugby, water polo, lacrosse, baseball,Doubles Badminton and the various forms of football and hockey. Team sports are practiced between opposing teams, where the players interact directly and between them to achieve an objective; the objective involves teammates facilitating the movement of a ball or similar object in accordance with a set of rules, in order to score points. The meaning of a "team sport" has been disputed in recent years; some types of sports have different rules than "traditional" team sports. These types of team sports do not involve teammates facilitating the movement of a ball or similar item in accordance with a set of rules, in order to score points.
For example, rowing, dragon boat racing, track and field among others can be considered team sports. In other types of team sports, there may not be an opposing team or point scoring, for example, mountaineering. Instead of points scored against an opposing team, the relative difficulty of the climb or walk is the measure of the achievement. In some sports where participants are entered by a team, they do not only compete against members of other teams but against each other for points towards championship standings. For example, motorsport Formula One. In cycling however, team members whilst still in competition with each other, will work towards assisting one a specialist, member of the team to the highest possible finishing position; this process is known as team orders and although accepted was banned in Formula One between 2002 and 2010. After a controversy involving team orders at the 2010 German Grand Prix however, the regulation was removed as of the 2011 season. Through the years, the popularity of team sport has continued to grow, positively influencing not just athletes, but fans and national economies.
All over the world, the impact of team sport can be seen as professional athletes live out their dreams while serving as role models, youth athletes develop life skills and follow in the footsteps of their role models, fans bond over the love of their teams while supporting their economies with their support. Traces of sprinting as a team sport extend back several thousand years – as evidenced in images in the cave in Lascaux in France which depict people running after animals or vice versa. Organized athletics in Greece traditionally date back to 776 BC, with ongoing activity recorded up to 393 BC; these ancient Olympic Games tested warrior skills and consisted of running, jumping or leaping and javelin throw. In the Bayankhongor Province of Mongolia, Neolithic-era cave paintings dating to 7000 BC depict a wrestling match surrounded by crowds. Prehistoric cave-paintings in Japan show a sport similar to sumo wrestling. In Wadi Sura, near Gilf Kebir in Libya, a Neolithic rock painting in the cave of swimmers shows evidence of swimming and archery being practiced around 6000 BC.
The term "athlete", according to mythology, derives from the name of Aethlius, the mythological first King of Elis in Greece. The practice of young athletes carrying flaming torches is traced to the King of Elis, under whose supervision the games took place; the winner of the race was crowned with a wreath of laurel. In subsequent years monetary attractions were introduced as prize money. Barber, Gary. Getting Started in Track and Field Athletics: Advice & ideas for Children and Teachers. Victoria, British Columbia: Trafford Publishing. P. 26. ISBN 9781412238472. Retrieved 30 May 2018. Can you imagine that in today's Olympics - and the winner of the 100m gets a bunch of celery sticks! </ref>The present-day pattern of Olympic Games resembles the practice followed in ancient times. Sprint was the coveted event; the 200 m sprint is known in Greek as "short foot race". The 400 m race called diaulos in Greek. There are Seven team sports on the program of the Summer Olympics. Cricket's inclusion in the 2024 Summer Olympics depends on the decision of the International Cricket Council and its members.
A cricket tournament formed part of the Summer Olympics in 1900, although only one match was played, between teams representing Great Britain and France. However, the British team was a club touring side and the French players were drawn from expatriates living in Paris. Ice hockey and curling are team sports at the Winter Olympics together with the bobsleigh competition where the men's event has classes for both two-man and four-man sleds, but the women's class is restricted to two persons only. All Olympic team sports include competitions for both women. Major professional sports teams of the United States and Canada The dictionary definition of team sport at Wiktionary
A. N. T. Farm is a Disney Channel original series that follows Chyna Parks and her two best friends Olive Doyle and Fletcher Quimby as they transition to a gifted program called "Advanced Natural Talents" at a local high school named Webster High. Disney renewed A. N. T. Farm for its second season November 30, 2011. Filming for season two began in early February 2012. A. N. T Farm has since ceased production; this season was filmed from January 2011 to October 2011. This season was filmed from February 2012 to August 2012. On October 2, 2012, Disney Channel renewed A. N. T. Farm for a third season; this season premiered on May 31, 2013. Angus Chestnut joins the main cast. Cameron Parks is no longer part of the main cast. Webster High School marks its final showing in the one-hour season premiere "trANTsferred". Z-Tech Prodigy School took over as the season's new setting; this was the final season of the show, as confirmed by star China Anne McClain on her Twitter account on December 27, 2013. List of A. N. T. Farm episodes at TV.com
Craig Taylor James is a lawyer and American politician, elected to the 101st United States Congress representing Florida's 4th Congressional district in 1988 as a newly registered Republican, defeating William V. Chappell, Jr. by a margin of 50.1% to 49.9%. James was born in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia on May 5, 1941. A resides in DeLand, Florida, he graduated in 1959 from DeLand High School in Florida. Associate degree from the University of Florida in 1961. 1963 he received his B. S. from Stetson University. From 1963-1969 he served in the National Guard and United States Army Reserve 1967 he attended J. D. Stetson University Law received juris doctor. Admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in DeLand 1971-1975 he was commissioner of DeLand Housing authority. January 3, 1989 – January 3, 1993 was elected as a Republican to the One Hundred First and One Hundred Second Congresses but was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Third Congress. A partner in the Deland, FL lawfirm of James and Zimmerman, P.
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