Thursday, July 17, 2014

Greg Long Wins of the "Big Wave of the Year" Award

Congratulations to GREG LONG OF SAN CLEMENTE, Southern California for winning the XXL Global Big Wave Surfing "Ride of the Year" Award for for a wave he caught in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico on June 7, 2013. Here are all of the nominated videos in each category of these big wave surfing awards:
For more about the sport of surfing, including all of the international and national surfing federations, see All About Surfing section of the Ask About Sports Web site.

Friday, June 20, 2014

2014 International Surfing Day (June 20)

June 20th was designated International Surfing Day in 2005 by the Surfrider Foundation and Surfer Magazine to recognize and highlight the sport of surfing and increase public awareness of issues related to protecting the oceans and beaches of the world.
- About International Surfing Day
- Calendar of Surfing Day Events World Wide
- Essential Surfing Resources

Thursday, June 12, 2014

2014 FIFA World Cup Schedule

The 20th Annual FIFA World Cup Football (Soccer) competition began today - Thursday, June 12, 2014 - with a Brazil-Croatia match in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The remaining matches will be held in 12 Brazilian cities over the next month according to this: 2014 FIFA World Cup Schedule 
The FIFA World Cup is held every four years and the first ever event was held in Uruguay in 1930.  FIFA is the organization recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the governing body for the sport of association football (soccer).  For more information about the organization see About FIFA

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

All About Surfing - A Guide to Essential Surfing Resources

A guide to essential surfing resources such as international, national, regional, and local organizations, surfing spots, surf resorts, surfing schools, and surf shops,
surfing clubs, surf museums, surfing magazines, surfing books, surfing tour operators, surfboard makers and shapers, and non-ocean surfing such as artificial wave surfing, lake surfing,and river surfing.
- All About Surfing 
- Surfing Resources A to Z
- Related Sports: Board Sports - Water Sports

Friday, May 9, 2014

ASP Acquires Van's Triple Crown of Surfing Licensing Agreement

ASP MAY 5, 2014 ANNOUNCEMENT: "The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP), together with Vans, is pleased to announce a license agreement with Vans Triple Crown of Surfing in Hawaii, the richest series in surfing’s history, to be held November 12 through December 20, 2014."
Full ASP Van's Triple Crown Announcement

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Doping in Sports - Substances Banned in 2012

This week we updated our Doping in Sports information to include the official list published by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) of doping substances banned in 2012,  a list of the Anti-Doping Agencies of countries, territories, and autonomous regions all over the world, a collection of sports doping books,  and a list of anti-doping resources on the Internet.  To see all of our updated information visit:
- All About Doping in Sports
- Anti-Doping Agencies by Country

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Host Cities of the Paralympic Games in 2010, 2012 and 2014

The Paralympics have been held in the same city as the main Olympic Games since the
1988 Paralympic Games in Seoul Korea and the 1992 Winter Paralympic Games in Albertville, France. In 2001 the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee signed an agreement to continue the practice of selecting using the same host city for both the Olympics and Paralympics. The Paralympics host cities for 2010 through 2004 are:
  • 2010 Winter Paralympics: Vancouver, Canada
  • 2012 Summer Paralympics: London, England, UK
  • 2014 Winter Paralympics: Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia
The Paralympics are elite sport event for athletes with disabilities, but the games definitely emphasize the participants' achievements rather then their disabilities. The first Paralympic Games took place in Rome in 1960 and today nearly 4000 athletes from over 140 countries participate in the event. For more information see the official Web site of the Paralympics Movement.