Posts Tagged ‘sport’

The FA Cup

March 16, 2011

Today is the anniversary of the first FA Cup Final with Wanderers beating the Royal Engineers by one goal to nil in 1872. Here is the FA website with the history of the World’s oldest football knockout competition. There is also a quiz so you can test yourself:

http://www.thefa.com/TheFACup/FACompetitions/TheFACup/History

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The English Channel

August 24, 2010

On this day in 1875, Matthew Webb became the first man to successfully swim the English Channel. Since then many others have managed to swim from England to France or vice-versa. Here is more information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_successful_English_Channel_swimmers

And here is a more recent success for Sport Relief:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tv_and_radio/sport_relief/7282858.stm

Wenlock Olympian Society

May 26, 2010

Wenlock and Mandeville, the official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic mascots were unveiled last week (does anyone else think they look like Gogo’s Crazy Bones, the collectible figurines?).

http://www.london2012.com/mascots

Wenlock is named after the town of Much Wenlock in Shropshire, home to the first ever Olympian Games that were held here in 1850. There’s more about the Wenlock Olympian Society here:

http://www.wenlock-olympian-society.org.uk/index.shtml

Winter Olympics

February 12, 2010

Today marks the start of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. With a range of sports including skiing, bobsleigh and ice hockey, here is the official site of what is going on:

http://www.vancouver2010.com/

Virtual carpet golf

July 14, 2009

A group of our library staff recently tackled the 9-hole golf links on Southsea seafront, risking heat stroke in the hot July sunshine in the process. You can try your putting skills on this 18-hole virtual carpet golf course. TOTD took about 17 shots on the first attempt at the par 3 first hole.

http://www.virtualgolf.com/games/miniputt3.asp

Wimbledon

June 22, 2009

Yes it’s that time again where for two weeks we all get our tennis raquets¬†out, all the courts are fully booked and everyone suddenly remembers the rules of tennis and the history of the competition at Wimbledon. For all you readers who are tennis fans here is the official website of the Championships, the oldest tennis competition in the world:

http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/index.html

You can look up statistics on players and matches, game schedules, photo galleries, book tickets and, of course, go shopping!

The BBC have also got a tennis game on their website so, should rain stop play, you’ve got something to keep you amused while you enjoy your Pimms and Strawberries while listening to Cliff Richard!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/funny_old_game/games/4384562.stm

Olympic Spirit

August 11, 2008

You would have to live on the moon not to know that the 29th Olympiad is now underway in Beijing . Even if, like me, your not much of a sports fan, you might feel a patriotic urge to cheer on the British team. Team GB’s website provides news, results and upcoming events for all our British athletes. You can also check out that all important medal table.

www.olympics.org.uk/beijing2008/

 

If you fancy your Olympic coverage a little more international try

http://en.beijing2008.cn/