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Visit Scotland to enjoy a packed summer of sport

Visit Scotland to enjoy a packed summer of sport

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Scotland has a rich sporting history and the country regularly hosts top class action across a wide variety of events.With its mix of bustling cities and breathtaking countryside, Scotland is the perfect destination to build a sports-filled holiday around. Read on to find out more about four of the top upcoming events taking place in Scotland this summer. Mountain Bike World Cup The Mountain Bike World Cup was named as the best downhill event on the planet for a second successive year in 2017. More than 20,000 spectators from around the world travelled to the Scottish Highlands for a truly unique weekend of adrenaline-pumping, gravity-defying action. South Africa's Greg Minnaar claimed his seventh Fort William title last year, while Australia's Tracey Hannah won the ...
Water sports Holidays in Jersey and Guernsey, Channel Islands

Water sports Holidays in Jersey and Guernsey, Channel Islands

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The Channel Islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm, are conveniently located close to both the UK and mainland France. A wide variety of both on-land and water sports are popular with holiday-makers and locals alike. Guernsey, in particular, has produced several outstanding sportsmen and women, including tennis star Heather Watson, triple FIA World Touring Car Champion, Andy Priaulx and Bowls stars, Alison and Ian Merrien. Travel To Jersey and Guernsey The larger Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey are easily accessible, by air or by sea, with multiple links to both UK and Europe. For those wishing to bring their own car, ferry routes into the islands are available from Grainville, Dilette and St. Malo in France, as well as, from Portsmouth, Weymouth and Poole...
World Cup 2018: who will take the trophy?

World Cup 2018: who will take the trophy?

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  Since it was first contested in 1930, the World Cup has captured the imagination of football fans around the world, and this summer the tournament will be hosted by Russia. It is the first time that the competition has been held in Eastern Europe and the first time that it has been staged in Europe since the 2006 edition in Germany. Speaking of Germany, it is Joachim Löw’s side that go into the competition as favorites. The reigning World Cup champions have been heavily backed by football punters, and according to the odds offered by online sportsbooks – check out Stakers.com – the Germans have the best chance this summer. It isn’t a surprise to see them heavily fancied to lift the famous gold trophy once again. Though a number of German stars such as Bastian Schwei
The basic purchasing a punching bag

The basic purchasing a punching bag

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If you are uncomfortable while working out in the presence of other people and you don’t want to go to a gym or a specialized studio, installing a heavy bag in your basement might be the right way of going about things. But you might not know too much about punching bags, in general, and that’s why we’re here to give you a hand at selecting the right one for your skills and physical attributes, as well as for your living space. Check out the list of tips we’ve put together and showcased below. Heavy vs. light punching bags One of the common questions of people who start out their boxing in their basement is whether they should opt for a lighter or a heavier alternative. The fact is that the difference between the two consists of the amount of resistance that your punch wil
Tips to Train a Winning Race Horse

Tips to Train a Winning Race Horse

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Horse racing has been around North America a long time, in fact the Sport of Kings is thought to have first got up and running on U.S. soil in 1665 in what is now the state of New York. That’s only one year after the Brits first annexed Manhattan from the Dutch. Early races were more often contested simply between two horses and their riders and conducted upon the roads of towns. The sport has evolved of course and today the U.S. Triple Crown, a concept of three races originating in England in 1853, features the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and Belmont Stakes and is one of the most watched horse racing events on the planet; the Derby alone has had television viewing audiences of over 16 million. Trainer Bob Baffert Has Won Preakness Five Times Leading trainers, such as Bob Ba
Why China is So Good at Table Tennis

Why China is So Good at Table Tennis

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When it comes to table tennis, there is no doubt about the fact that China is one of the countries that excel the most. China is so good at this indoor game that it constantly appears on the list of top 10 table tennis countries. The Chinese have continuously displayed prowess and dominance in the sport with countless victories. For example, in the last Olympics, which took place in Rio, China ranked 1st with a total of 6 medals followed by Japan which only had 3 medals. To be precise, the Olympics table tennis champions bagged 4 gold medals and 2 silver medals. Nevertheless, in the previous Olympic games that happened in London, again China won 6 medals i.e 4 medals followed by Japan which only managed to secure 1 medal. China has continued to demonstrate dominance in the game of tabl...