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The Australian Open Tennis Championships is one of the four Grand Slam tournaments currently held in the Australian city of Melbourne on the courts of the local sports complex Melbourne Park. The main draws of the competition are traditionally held in a two-week period at the end of January - the beginning of February, revealing the winners in nine categories: in five for adults and four for senior juniors.
The tournament was first held in Melbourne in 1905 and was called The Australasian Championships. 17 athletes took part in it, and 5 thousand spectators attended the final match. In 1927, the tournament was renamed the Australian Championships. In 1969, it became open to professionals and received its current name.
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4.Stepped in what
Beginning in 1905, the championship was held in six different locations:
Melbourne (54 times)
Sydney (17 times)
Adelaide (14 times)
Brisbane (7 times)
Perth (3 times)
New Zealand (2 times, in 1906 and 1912).
In 1972, the decision was made to hold the tournament in the same city every year. The venue was the grass courts of the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, a suburb of Melbourne. Over time, the Quyong Club became too small for a much larger tournament. By the beginning of the championship in 1988, the construction of a new tennis complex Melbourne Park (Melbourne Park, former Flinders Park, Flinders Park) was completed, where the tournament was moved that year. The move was a significant success - match attendance immediately increased and the 1988 tournament saw 90% more spectators (266,436) than the previous year's Quy Ong (140,000).
5.The good tennis
In addition to problems with Cuyong Stadium (where, among other things, there was a slope that caused players on one side of the main court to literally walk uphill when they reached the net), the popularity of the Australian Open in the late 1970s and early 1980s professionalization of tennis negatively influenced. Leading players at that time were already earning such large sums that they could even afford to miss the Grand Slam tournament due to the fact that a trip to it meant missing the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Chris Evert missed this tournament six times in a row at the peak of her career, Martina Navratilova four times; Bjorn Borg never competed in the Australian Open after 1974, and Jimmy Connors after 1975. As a result, the winners of the Australian Open were players who could not claim victory at any other Grand Slam tournament: in the women's singles in 1978, Chris O'Neill won, and in 1979 Barbara Jordan, in the men's singles in 1980 Bryan Teacher excelled. With plans to organize a two-week super tournament in Florida, there was a threat that it could force the Melbourne competition out of the Grand Slam tournament list.
Therefore, in order to make it easier to attract elite players to the Australian Open, after the tournament in January 1977, the decision was made to reschedule the event to late November and early December. Therefore, in 1977 the championship was held for the second time - in December. This month it continued to be arranged in subsequent years. Starting in 1987, the tournament was again postponed to January, so the championship was not held in 1986.
The Melbourne Park Tennis Complex consists of, among others, 3 center courts and 3 demonstration courts.
11.One of us is ignoring
The main court of the tournament, the Rod Laver Arena, was named after the legendary Australian tennis player Rod Laver in 2000. The court was built in 1988 and can accommodate 15,000 spectators. More than 1.5 million viewers visit it annually. The court is equipped with a retractable roof, which allows you to play matches in the rain or extreme heat.
The second court of the tournament, Hisense Arena, was built in 2000. The arena is special in that it can be easily transformed for various events. In addition to tennis tournaments, cycling and basketball competitions, as well as various concerts, are held here. The capacity of the stands also varies depending on the configuration - 10,500 spectators for tennis and basketball matches, 10,500 or 8,900 for concerts (depending on the location of the stage), 4,500 spectators in velodrome mode. The arena is also equipped with a retractable roof.
The third center court, the Margaret Court Arena, is named after the most successful Australian tennis player in history, Margaret Court, who, among other victories, won the Grand Slam in 1970, won a total of 62 Grand Slam tournaments ( in singles and doubles championships), which is still a record for both men and women; and was the first racket of the world. The court was formerly known as Show Court One and was renamed on January 12, 2003.
All courts have Plexicushion hardcovers. In the early years after the transition from grass turf to artificial courts, Rebound Ace rubberized surface was used. In cool weather, it bounced right, was neither too fast nor too slow and provided good foot grip, but in hot weather the rubber would melt and the courts would become sticky, resulting in severe injuries to Gabriela Sabatini in the 1990 tournament alone. and Mark Woodford.
14.Who said this?
22.Last minute entry
23.A new player
24.He lied on visa
29.Both can play tennis
30.Last had covid
32.Get a doctor
33.Admit i faked
34.And then you win
36.Who is open
37.Certain things in life
38.Fashion starter pack
39.Get up at 9 a.m
42.Hair still perfect
44.Grand Slam Title
46.If you know what I mean
49.A new italian player
This world's largest cycling race is a national landmark that France cherishes almost as much as the Eiffel Tower and 360 cheeses! Tour de France is held annually in July and passes through the most picturesque places of the French metropolis. We will tell you about it.
In fact, for the fans and the athletes themselves, the Tour de France does not begin on the day the race starts, but at least a year in advance, with the presentation of the route. The route of the 21st stage is different every year, but the organizers of the Tour de France always give riders of various specializations a chance to prove themselves: sprinters, station wagons capable of climbing small mountains, mountaineers, individual time trial specialists. The Tour de France is a Grand Tour, a race that lasts three weeks.
There are three Grand Tours in total: the first is the Italian Grand Tour - the Giro d'Italia, then it's time for the French - Tour de France, and finally, the final three-week race, which is held in Spain - the Vuelta. But the Tour de France is the oldest and most prestigious of all three Grand Tours, traditionally starting in early July. During the 23 days of the competition, riders cover more than 3,000 kilometers. The route of the Tour can be laid clockwise or counterclockwise through the territory of France. Often, not only the Grand depart goes beyond the borders of the Tour's home country, but some stages go beyond the borders of France. So, at the mountain stage, the peloton can go to Andorra or Italy, and then return to France again.
1.Doing it right?
3.Lost a bit of time
Usually, the cities that host the start and finish of the stage are famous for their rich history, sights, because the Tour is broadcast by television companies around the world, the spectator audience of the race is huge, which means that the French regions get the opportunity to attract tourists, advertise architectural monuments and natural beauties . Thus, the Tour de France is also an exciting journey through France, which opens up new interesting routes and corners of the country for cycling fans. The race is usually attended by 22 teams, each of which has 9 cyclists. The most powerful cyclists in the world set the Tour de France as their goal and prepare for it in advance.
For its more than a century of existence, the cycling race has seen the country and reeled up the mileage. Currently, the annual route is 3,500 kilometers and is covered during the first three weeks of July by 22 teams of 8 cyclists. On the most beautiful roads in France, 176 participants compete for 23 days, the cycling race consists of 21 stages. The route, which passes through more than a third of the French departments, changes every year.
The first Tour de France took place in 1903. Then there were only six stages, but what! Paris-Lyon, Lyon-Marseille, Marseille-Toulouse, Toulouse-Bordeaux, Bordeaux-Nantes and Nantes-Paris - this was the program, and 60 cyclists came to the start. In those days, the participants in the race pedaled for 18 hours in a row (day and night) and rode on highways and dirt roads. By the finals, they covered 2,300 kilometers. What a load on the legs!
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Mountain trials are the most controversial and best known. It must be seen: cyclists climb the passes, having risen in the saddle, and descend from them at a speed of more than 100 km / h! The ascents of the Galibier and Tourmalet passes in the Pyrenees and the Alps became the legends of the Tour de France and gave the best cyclist a very elegant polka-dot jersey.
France leads the race in terms of national wins with 36 bike rides, followed by Belgium (18) and Spain (12). But Eddy Merckx remains the darling of the race with a record 111 days in the yellow jersey. This Belgian is a 5-time Grand Loop champion along with Jacques Anquetil, Bernard Hino and Miguel Indurain.
The yellow jersey is awarded to the leader in the overall standings (the time shown at each stage is summed up). This tradition began in 1919. It has nothing to do with the July sun or sunflower fields on the roadsides. Yellow color is the color of the pages of the newspaper "Auto" (L'Auto) - the founder and organizer of the first competitions.
In 2018, as in 2011, the race started from the island of Noirmoutier in the Vendée. On June 30, a group of participants set off for the continent along the Passage du Gois, a 4-kilometer underwater highway that is flooded by the sea at high tide. Woe to those who lag behind!
The Tour de France is the third most important sporting event in the world after the Olympic Games and the World Cup, and is covered by 600 media outlets and 2,000 journalists. The race is broadcast by 100 television channels in 130 countries and is watched by 3.5 billion viewers, the broadcast time is 6,300 hours. The numbers speak for themselves!
Every year the cycling race starts in a new place - in one of the cities of France or neighboring countries. But since 1975, the triumphant finish of the participants has always taken place on the Champs Elysees in Paris. For a swift final spurt, of course, you need the most beautiful avenue in the world!
If you shoot with a helicopter or drone, then from a height a group of participants in a cycling race resembles a long colored ribbon unwinding in the midst of the most beautiful French landscapes: from Normandy copses to Alpine peaks, from the coast of Brittany to the beaches of the Côte d'Azur. In 2017, the Col d'Izoard mountain pass in the Hautes-Alpes, which is 2361 m high, was chosen as the "most beautiful scenery of the Tour de France".
Another tradition of the race - the last, final stage takes place in Paris, its route is laid along one of the most famous and beautiful streets in the world - the Champs Elysees, which every year await a new winner of the Tour de France.
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14.Never finished in top
18.Opi is antivaxxer
19.This is not a joke
20.Sharing a cigarette
22.Tour de Iceberg
24.Pay attention to her
25.Who would win
33.Why I watch this
35.My mental health
38.Far more interesting
40.He is ok
48.Long time ago
49.I don't see a problem
50.Who would win
The 2022 NBA All-Star Game is an exhibition basketball game that will take place in Cleveland, Ohio on February 20, 2022 at the Cleveland Cavaliers' home arena, Rocket Mortage Fieldhouse. This game will mark the 71st All-Star Game in NBA history. The city played host to the All-Star Game in 1981 at the Colisium at Richfield and 1997 at the Queeken Loans Arena.
The original All-Star format did not change from the previous time. Voting leaders among fans, journalists and players from each conference will serve as team captains. Each captain first chooses the starting five players, and then the substitutes. The captain can select a player to his team from any conference.
The coaches for the NBA All-Star Game are those coaches whose teams have the highest win rates in each conference based on statistics as of February 3, 2022. However, the NBA rule states that a coach who has already coached an all-star team last year cannot be selected this year, even if his team has the best winning percentage in their conference. Therefore, Doc Rivers and Queen Snyder could not be selected.
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The composition of the teams is determined in two ways. Teams' starting fives are determined by voting among fans, NBA players and NBA journalists. When voting in the starting five, two back-row players and three front-row players must be selected. Fans will be able to vote for any NBA player once a day. NBA journalists and players will be able to vote once. Players have the right to vote for themselves and their teammates. The voting itself will begin on December 25, 2021 and end on January 20, 2022.
The substitutes are determined by voting among the head coaches of the teams of the respective conference. A coach is not allowed to vote for his team's players. The reserve players of the team are recruited from two defenders, three front-line players and two players, regardless of the role.
If a player is injured, the NBA commissioner determines his replacement from the same conference as the basketball player who will not be able to take part in the all-star game. If a basketball player of the starting five is injured, the head coach chooses from among the reservists the player who will be released from the first minutes of the match.
8.Look at your team
10.Losing to him
11.Kobe has the ball
14.My own pelican
17.Ex at the game
18.Two cool players
25.An A cause
26.Ready to go home
29.You mad Kobe?
32.When you realize
36.Jerome in the house
38.Hey what’s up
39.Low top Jordans
42.Buy a drink
43.The one you like
45.Done with him
47.Out of all his movies
50.You like your Earth?
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The Lakers, founded in 1947, are one of the most famous and successful NBA. As of the summer of 2012, the Lakers hold all records for wins (No. 125), win percentage (620), and NBA Finals (32). They are tied in NBA championships with the Boston Celtics, winning 17 NBA titles and making more Finals than their biggest rivals (15 vs. 4 in running up), effectively making them their most successful to date. Their team includes some of the game's greatest players, including George Yan, Jim Pollard, Clyde Lovellette, Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain, Gale Goodrich, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jamin Wilks, James Worthy, Magic Johnson, Shaquille Goodrich.
The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles. The Lakers compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Western Conference Pacific Division. The Lakers play their home games at the Staples Center, an arena shared with the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association, and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League. The Lakers are one of the most successful teams in NBA history, having won 17 NBA championships as well as the most wins with the Boston Celtics in NBA history.
The franchise began with the 1947 purchase of the disbanded Detroit Gems of the National Basketball League (NBL). The new team began playing in Minneapolis, Minnesota, calling themselves the Minneapolis Lakers. Originally a member of the NBL, the Lakers won the 1948 NBL championship before joining the rival Basketball Association of America, where they won five of their next six championships under star George Mikan. After financial difficulties in the late 1950s following Mikan's retirement, they moved to Los Angeles prior to the 1960–61 season.
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Led by Hall of Famers Elgin Baylor and Jerry West, Los Angeles reached the NBA Finals six times in the 1960s but lost every series to the Celtics, beginning their long and storied rivalry. In 1968, the Lakers acquired four-time NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) Wilt Chamberlain and won their sixth NBA title—and first in Los Angeles—in 1972 under new head coach Bill Sharman. After the departure of West and Chamberlain, the team switched to superstar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who won several MVP awards with the Lakers. Although the team failed to reach the finals in the late 1970s, two major changes occurred in 1979 that ushered in a new golden era for the franchise. First, Jerry Buss bought the Lakers and, as the owner of the team, pioneered the vision of basketball games as both entertainment and sporting events. Second, the Lakers selected Magic Johnson first overall in the 1979 NBA draft.
The combination of Johnson passing by the wunderkind and Abdul-Jabbar provided the Lakers with two superstars that cemented their roster. The addition of head coach Pat Riley in 1981 and James Worthy in the 1982 NBA draft established the Lakers as a powerhouse in the NBA during the 1980s. The team was nicknamed the "Showtime Lakers" due to the fast break, a transitional offense that Johnson contributed to. The team has won five championships in nine years, including some spectacular Finals appearances against archrivals, the Celtics.
After Abdul-Jabbar, Johnson and Worthy retired, the team struggled through the 1990s until they drafted Kobe Bryant and signed Shaquille O'Neal in 1996. The superstar duo, along with Hall of Famer coach Phil Jackson, led the Lakers to three straight wins. championships between 2000 and 2002, securing the franchise's second top three. After the team lost in the 2004 NBA Finals, the Shaq-and-Kobe era ended when the Lakers traded O'Neal. It wasn't until the Lakers traded for Pau Gasol that Bryant and Jackson returned to the NBA Finals, winning two more titles in 2009 and 2010. The team failed to return to its former glory for the remainder of the decade, and Bryant retired in 2016. In 2020, the Lakers, led by LeBron James, Anthony Davis and coach Frank Vogel, secured the 17th seed in the championship, tying the Celtics for the win. most titles in NBA history.
The Lakers set the record for the longest winning streak in the NBA, 33 consecutive games, during the 1971–72 season. Twenty-six Hall of Famers have played for Los Angeles and four have coached the team. Four Lakers - Abdul-Jabbar, Johnson, O'Neal, and Bryant - have won the NBA MVP Award, for a total of eight awards.
The Lakers franchise began in 1947 when Ben Berger and Morris Chalfen of Minnesota bought the recently disbanded Detroit Gems from the National Basketball League (NBL) for $15,000 from Gems owner Maury Winston. Minneapolis-based sportswriter Sid Hartman played a key behind-the-scenes role in helping to close the deal and then the team. Inspired by Minnesota's nickname "Land of 10,000 Lakes", the team named themselves the Lakers. Hartman helped them recruit John Kundle of St. Thomas College to be their first head coach by meeting him and selling him to the team.
The Lakers had a solid roster that included forward Jim Pollard, playmaker Herm Schaefer, and center George Mikan, who became the most dominant player in the NBL. In their first season, they led the league with a 43–17 record and won the NBL championship later that season.
Hall of Famer George Mikan (#99) led the Lakers franchise to their first five NBA championships. The official NBA website describes him as "the first superstar" in league history.
In 1948, the Lakers moved from the NBL to the Basketball Association of America (BAA), and Mikan's average of 28.3 points per game set a BAA record. In the 1949 BAA Finals, they won the championship by defeating the Washington Capitols four to two. The next season, the team improved to 51–17, repeating as champions. In the 1950–51 season, Mikan won his third straight scoring streak with 28.4 points per game as the Lakers went 44–24 to win their second straight division title. One of those games, a 19–18 loss against the Fort Wayne Pistons, became infamous as the lowest-scoring game in NBA history. In the playoffs, they defeated the Indianapolis Olympians in three games, but lost to the Rochester Royals in the next round.
7.Who they got
8.What we wanted
10.Expectations vs Reality
11.30 years from now
14.We run LA now
17.Sorry for trading
21.When you realize
23.This could be scary
28.LeBron and AD
34.What you’re missing?
37.You better win
41.Haven’t decided yet
47.How to be
48.On your team
50.Don’t beat anyone