Extractions: Additional subjects may be added at any time by the Board of Directors or suggested by Benefactors. Subjects in BOLD are on the program of the Modern Olympic Games and are the primary areas of interest in seeking endowments. Some subjects have links to a more detailed page on that subject to give you more information. Adapted physical education Air Sports Alpine skiing (see skiing) Ancient / Antiquities (Greece, Rome, etc) Aquatics (see Water sports) Archery Architecture (sports stadiums and facilities) Arts (see Sport in Art: coins, medals, posters) Association football (see soccer) Athletic injuries (see sports medicine) Backgammon Baseball Badminton Basketball Biathlon Bibliography Bicycling (see cycling Billiards Biomechanics Blacks in Sport Canoeing, Rowing, Yachting Bobsleigh (see Winter Sports) Bowling Boxing Business (see Sport and Business) Canoeing Cars and car racing (See Automobiles) Cards Checkers Cheerleading Chess Children and Physical Education Coaching (19th century) College Athletics Cricket Croquet Curling Cycling Dance Diving (See Dressage (See Equestrian Sports Drugs and sport (See Sports medicine) Equestrian Sports Exercise Facilities (see sports stadiums and facilities) Falconry Fencing Field Hockey Figure skating (see Skating) Fitness (See Physical Fitness) Football (American) Football (British, see Soccer)
Extractions: and Olympic History Future spot for architect's drawing! The IISOH effectively has two divisions the Library and the Museum. The Board of Directors are seeking benefactor(s) to endow each division with a $25 million donation. An endowment will also be sought for the theatre in the amount of $25 million. The benefactor(s) will then be offered the opportunity to name the Library, Museum or theatre, subject to the final approval of the Board of Directors. Our plans are to construct facilities on a campus approximately 300 acres in size. This will allow us have room for expansion in the decades to come as we increase the endowment and add sports facilities to the educational program. Sports fields are desirable in order to teach through participation and play. If we have a baseball field we can teach the history of baseball by playing a game using 1860 rules for 3 innings, then playing by modern rules for 3 innings. In the basement of the Museum we could have a bowling alley from the 1800's where the pins have to be set by hand, and right next to it have a modern bowling alley that is fully automated. Our visitors can go bowling either way. Consider the possibilities for each and every sport this means a lot of space is needed.
THE HISTORY OF RACQUETBALL a myriad of changes in its short 26year history. In 1982, the United States olympic Committee recognized racquetball as a developing olympic sport, bringing http://www.courtsplus.com/rbhistory.html
Extractions: THE HISTORY OF RACQUETBALL Racquetball a mere youngster compared to tennis, squash and other racquet sports has encountered a myriad of changes in its short 26-year history. Simple wooden racquets have given way to state-of-the-art frames, intense athlete now share court time with teens and senior adults, and the game, which was born in the USA, is now played in 87 countries worldwide. Racquetball, which celebrated its Silver Anniversary last year, is experiencing a renewed surge in popularity and favor with over 9.3 million active participants. More and more people . . . including Baby Boomers, the 35-44 year old group responsible for making racquetball hot in the 70's and 80's . . . are coming back for fitness and fun. In the Beginning Racquetball can trace its beginnings as early as the 1920's here in America, although the origin of racquetball currently played today has been credited to Joe Sobek, a tennis pro from Greenwich, Connecticut. Seeking an indoor alternative to tennis, Sobek in 1949 combined the rules of squash and handball to create a new game dubbed paddle racquets. He drew up plans using a platform tennis racquet as a pattern, and had an initial order of 25 prototypes made. The sport quickly caught on, but it wasnt until 1968 that racquetball began to realize its potential. Contributing to its rapid rise in popularity was the birth of the International Racquetball Association (IRA), a precursor to the American Amateur Racquetball Association (AARA). Suddenly, racquetball had an organized tournament structure and a uniform set of rules. Another factor was that new equipment specifically designed for the sport became commercially available.
Racquetball Central The history of racquetball. The United States racquetball Association, located in Colorado Springs is recognized by the United States olympic Committee as the US http://www.racquetballcentral.com/HTML/history.htm
Extractions: The racquetball racquet is a shorter, lighter version of the one used in tennis. The lively, hollow rubber ball is about the size of a tennis ball. The rules are basically similar to handball rules, and versions exist for two players (as in singles), four players (as in doubles), and three players (as in cutthroat). The first side to score 15 points wins a game. In a match, two games are played. If each player or team wins one game, an 11-point tiebreaker is played to decide the winner of the match. The United States Racquetball Association, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the U.S. national governing body for the sport. Racquetball has it's roots from two other sports:squash and handball.
Sport-Spot Racquetball Links The Western Massachusetts sports information gateway. Information about SportSpot, racquetball, and loads of links. The history of racquetball - Providing a basic history of the sport. International racquetball News - put out by the United States olympic Committee. http://www.sport-spot.com/racquetball.html
Extractions: The History of Racquetball - Providing a basic history of the sport. International Racquetball Federation - Promoting the development of competitive and recreational racquetball worldwide New England Racquetball - All of the information a New England Racquetball player would want or need. United States Racquetball Association - The official site for up-to-date news and information on racquetball in the US. Racquetball History - Outlining the major events in racquetball history. International Organizations - A list of many international organizations related to the sport of racquetball. Racquetball Magazine - The place for racquetball players to get updated information on their sport. Racquetball Safety - Providing safety tips for the sport of racquetball. Racquetball Tips - Things to remember when on the court. Rules of Racquetball - The general rules of the sport.
Racquetball: 983 Global May June 1998. Vol. 9, No. 3. RB GLOBALolympic Update The IX World Championships. racquetball and the olympics. An Update by Luke St. Onge Heard time and again "Why isn't racquetball in the olympic Games when sports like Ballroom Dancing' and Interested in being part of racquetball history? Come cheer on your http://www.racqmag.com/racqmag/1998/9803/983glob.htm
Extractions: An Update by Luke St. Onge Heard time and again "Why isn't racquetball in the Olympic Games when sports like Ballroom Dancing' and Billiards' are? Well, the facts are that neither Ballroom Dancing' (now called Sport Dancing') or Billiards' (popularly known as pool') are in the Olympics, regardless of what you hear or read. Lastly, there is a very real political process which must be undertaken after a sport meets all the requirements. The "Olympic-hopeful" must mount a formal election campaign, traveling to over 100 countries and developing very close working relationships with IOC members, staffers and entire organizing committees. How much cash and personnel resources are needed to accomplish this task? It's speculated that a minimum 10-year commitment by the sport's International Federation and over a four million dollar expenditure will just barely meet the requirements for a favorable vote. Even then, the chances remain at 50-50. OK, knowing all this, how does racquetball stack up against these requirements? Well, not too bad, actually. The International Racquetball Federation currently has 91 member countries on five continents. It's open to men and women, and the IRF will host its 9th World Championships in July. Plus, racquetball is currently a full medal sport in the following IOC approved continental games:
The Sports Links Sydney 2000 olympic Games The history of the Zeus, Hercules, Myth and the olympics Click on racquetball racquetball.net - Specializing in promoting the sport http://wfps.k12.mt.us/wfhs/library/sports_links.htm
European Racquetball Federation great heights in its short history with World the addition of five International olympic Committeeapproved times are exciting for the sport of racquetball. http://www.european-racquetball.org/old_version/racquetball/history.htm
Extractions: Joe Sobek by Steve Wendell Almost a half-century ago, Joe Sobek, frustrated that he could not find an indoor racquet sport he liked, designed a new racquet, found a ball of the right size and spring, and invented racquetball. The sport now has 8 million players in the United States, 9 million worldwide, played in 91 nations, with a World professional tour . It is part of the quadrennial Pan American Games , and the international federation is trying to have it added to the 2004 Olympics in Athens. It was an office job at a rubber manufacturing plant that led to the start of racquetball in 1950. Sobek was such a good squash racquets player that he had trouble finding opponents. He rejected
The_History_of_Racquetball welcome to. The history of racquetball. racquetball is still quite young, as sports go. It was invented in 1949 by Joe Sobek. Sobek was trying to find a game that was like tennis, only played indoors. In 1981, the first racquetball World Championship was held, and it became an olympic sport in 1982 http://www.wwracquetball.com/history.htm
Extractions: welcome to The History of Racquetball Racquetball is still quite young, as sports go. It was invented in 1949 by Joe Sobek. Sobek was trying to find a game that was like tennis, only played indoors. He combined the games of handball and squash, ending up with a game he called "paddle rackets." Thus racquetball is a duosport: a sport created out of two existing sports, yet standing on its own as something more than the combination of the two. It is appropriate, then, that the word 'racquetball' itself is a duonym: a word created by combining two existing words into a new term that has a unique meaning that is more than the sum of its parts. Sobek, who was a tennis pro, created the game in Greenwich, Connecticut. The first racquetball racquet was modeled after platform tennis. Sobek had 25 of these racquets made. In the late 1960s, the game began growing in popularity. The first international organization was the International Racquetball Association (IRA). This was succeeded by the American Amateur Racquetball Association (AARA). In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the sport began growing by leaps and bounds. In 1981, the first Racquetball World Championship was held, and it became an Olympic sport in 1982. Racquetball peaked in the mid 1980s, and some clubs converted their racquetball courts to other functions. This short decline leveled off in 1987, and racquetball began growing at a slower but more realistic rate. Today, close to 6 million Americans enjoy this wonderful sport.
Demographics Facts Figures olympic Dream Profile. history OVERVIEW. Joe Sobek invented racquetball in 1949 on a Connecticut and has since evolved into racquetball as we know it today. http://www.usra.org/usra/programs/01demos.htm
Extractions: Olympic Dream Profile HISTORY Joe Sobek invented racquetball in 1949 on a Connecticut handball court. Seeking a game with fast pace that was easy to learn, Sobek designed the first short strung paddle, devised rules combining the basics of handball and squash, and named his modification "paddle rackets." His experiment was an overnight success; the sport caught on quickly and has since evolved into racquetball as we know it today. By the early 70's, court clubs could be found in every state and the sport enjoyed a rapid and steady rise in popularity. As Americans sought new and challenging athletic activities, the timing was perfect for racquetball courts were accessible nationwide and the sport was fun and easy to learn. The late 70's and early 80's saw racquetball become one of the fastest growing sports in America as thousands of new racquetball courts were built to satisfy the demand. But the sport saturated the market and reached its peak in the mid 80's, when many clubs either closed their doors or began converting courts to other uses. But by 1987 the decline leveled off and racquetball regained a steady, manageable growth rate.
The_History_of_Racquetball was held, and it became an olympic sport in decline leveled off in 1987, and racquetball began growing For more information on the history of racquetball, go http://www.maracquetball.com/history.htm
HickokSports.com - History - Index By Sport Polo history; Index. Pool; see Billiards; Powerboat R. Race Walking; racquetball; Rackets (Hard Rackets); Rafting; Rowing NCAA Championships; olympic Medalists; World http://www.hickoksports.com/history/sprtindx.shtml
Extractions: Alpha Index Index by Sport History Bits Forum Links Search Choose the first letter of the sport: History Biography Glossaries Calendar Quotations ... Directory A Arena Football Arm Wrestling Athletics; see Auto Racing Top of Page B Basketball Baton Twirling Beach Volleyball Biathlon Bicycle Polo Bicycle Stunt Riding Bicycle Racing; see Cycling Billiards BMX Racing Boardsailing Boat Racing; see Powerboat Racing ; Sailing Bobsledding Bocce Bodybuilding Boomeranging Bowling Boxball Boxing Broomball Bullfighting Bungee Jumping Top of Page C Candlepin Bowling Canoe Polo Canoeing and Kayaking Cheerleading Climbing Coaching Cockfighting Collectibles College Sports (intercollegiate sports) Court Tennis Cricket Croquet Cross-Country Running Cross-Country Skiing Curling Cycling Top of Page D Danball Darts Disabled Sports Discs; see Flying Discs; Frisbee
SQUASH :: History history of Squash. being derived from the increasing trend to convert racquetball courts to the sport, as recognised by the International olympic Committee (IOC http://squash.sports-resource.com/squash_history.htm
Extractions: squash.sports-resource.com Betting 130 years of squash Squash was invented in Harrow school around 1830, when the pupils discovered that a punctured Rackets ball, which "squashed" on impact with the wall, produced a game with a greater variety of shots and required much more effort on the part of the players, who could not simply wait for the ball to bounce back to them as with Rackets. The variant proved popular and in 1864 the first four Squash courts were constructed at the school and Squash was officially founded as a sport in its own right. In those early days Squash, as with all other sports, was without any form of international standardisation and it was inevitable that slight variations in the way it was played, and the equipment used, would occur. Luckily only two main streams of activity followed, one in England with its 21 feet wide courts and "soft" ball and the other in North America, with its 18.5 feet wide courts and "hard" ball and with both courts having the same length of 32 feet the universality of Squash was not seriously challenged. We will look at these two branches separately and also at the way in which Squash spread to almost every nation in the world. Early days in England As Squash play developed so did its administrative structure. The first discrete national associations to be formed were the United States Squash Racquets Association in 1907 and the Canadian Squash Racquets Association in 1911. In England the game was regulated by a Squash sub committee of the Tennis and Rackets Association from 1908 until it gained full status as the Squash Rackets Association in 1928.
St. Louis, MO - St. Louis Sports History first forward pass in the history of football in the world; Craig Virgin, olympic medalist in distance running; Marty Hogan, world racquetball champion; Michael http://www.explorestlouis.com/visitors/sportsHistory.asp
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USRA Sitemap/Index Junior Nationals history. Junior National Team (current). Junior olympic National Championship. K, L, Ladies Professional racquetball Association LPRA. http://www.usra.org/usra/sitemap.html
Extractions: What are you looking for? A B C D ... X, Y, Z A Advertising , online Advertising , in RACQUETBALL magazine AmPRO [American Professional Racquetball Organization] Amateur Athletic Waiver APPLY for Membership Online Print a form Download a .PDF Artwork ... ASTM Eyeguard List Athlete of the Year Winners Awards Award Winners B Back Issues RACQUETBALL Banner Advertising , online Racquetball Basics (text) Racquetball Basics Poster BECOME a Member Online Print a form Download a .PDF Benefits of Membership Bid to Host a National Event Board of Directors Board of Directors Election Procedures Breaking News! C Calendar of Events Elite Training Camps Career Opportunities Censures Certified Instructors Certified Coaches Certification Programs Champions Clip Art Official Clothing Line Clubs Converting Courts? Clubs [ Courtsport IHRSA Coaches , certified Coaching Positions , U.S. Team Coaching Program [ inquire by email for info] Code of Conduct [Juniors] College Scholarships Collegiate Program Competition [.pdf requires
History By Year Final payment of installment contract made on Forest View racquetball courts. Purchased 8.92 acres of land at olympic Park from School District 214 for http://www.ahpd.org/AboutUs/HistoryByYear.html
Extractions: Historical by the Year Railroad Parks established; vacant land alongside railroad tracks leased to Village. Arlington Heights Park District was incorporated; first Commissioners were Nathaniel Banta, Eugene Berbecker, Julius Flentie, Henry Klehm and Albert Volz; first tax collection was $1,335. Village deeded Memorial Park to the Park District. Park District began landscaping and maintaining Railroad Parks. First Park Superintendent appointed, John Bauer. Park District boundaries revised to include the same area as the Village of Arlington Heights. First bonds issued ($13,000), by ordinance, for the purchase and development of a south side park. Civil Works Administration made a grant of public funds to the Arlington Heights Park District for one-half the cost of landscaping one of the railroad parks, planting elm trees throughout the Park District and construction of a skating rink in South Park. First referendum, by straw vote, to authorize Park District to issue $25,000 in bonds for the construction of a public swimming pool. The referendum failed 215 to 201. Board authorized one of its Commissioners to investigate the matter of organized playground activity and the first recreation program began.
History a full scale fitness center, 2 racquetball courts were of special facilities including olympic Indoor Swim Arlington Heights Park District history as compiled http://www.ahpd.org/AboutUs/History.htm
Extractions: History Originally this place called Arlington Heights was a part of the prairie of the midwest. Various Indian tribes roamed the area at will until the western expansion of the white man drove them out. The Indian Treaties and the Homestead Act of the 1830s and 40s encouraged permanent settlement of the area and Asa Dunton, the first resident, named the community "Dunton." The biggest force shaping the early midwest was the railroad and, in 1854, "Dunton" was linked to Chicago by train. Asa Dunton persuaded the rail builders to stop in his town by selling 16 acres of his own land for railroad right of way for only $250. The improved transportation to Chicago spurred the industrial and farming growth of "Dunton" and a new name for the village was chosen, "Arlington Heights." The train is still a central focus of the community today. In 1887, the Village of Arlington Heights was incorporated and civic improvements were begun. In 1892, the railroad developed several parks on the north and south sides of the railroad right of way and started Arlington Heights on the road to a park system. In 1925 the citizens determined, by petition, that there was a need for an organized park district and that future development of the community demanded such an organization. On June 9, 1925, the Arlington Heights Park District was formed and the first Park District meeting was held June 18, 1925, with Commissioners Nathaniel Banta, Henry Klehm, Eugene Berbecker, Albert Volz, and Julius D. Flentie.
Physical Education Links find records from a specific olympic Game (1896 of information, including a history of archery United States racquetball Association Rules, tournaments, history http://www.tvdsb.on.ca/VRC/WebResources/SecondaryResources/physed.htm