Sport is not just about keeping fit. For a certain category of people – sport is a matter of all life, a matter to which they have devoted themselves from beginning to end. The reasons may be different – the desire to prove the greatness of human capabilities, the struggle for one’s country, self-improvement, and finally just an incredible will to win. In this article we will talk about the most famous athletes on the planet.
Perhaps there is no other name in the world that is so firmly associated with tremendous physical strength as the name of Ivan Poddubny. This legendary weightlifter was born in the Poltava region, in the small village of Krasionivka in 1871. His father and mother were hereditary Cossacks and put honor above all. In the whole village, Ivan’s father, Maxim Poddubny, was the strongest and surprised the villagers Continue reading
One of the most striking and massive events on the planet is the Olympic Games. Any athlete who manages to take the podium at the Olympic competitions receives the status of Olympic champion for life and his achievements remain in the world history of sports for centuries. Where and how did the Olympic Games originate and what is their history? Let’s try to conduct a brief excursion into the history of the emergence and conduct of the Olympic Games.
The Olympic Games originated in Ancient Greece, where they were not only a sporting event, but also a religious holiday. Information about the very first games and their origin has not been preserved, but Continue reading