What international sport do not have age limits for championship competitions?



Age is a characteristic beyond a person's control. Similar to height, skin colour, nationality, or sex at birth, a person's age is an attribute he or she can neither negotiate nor modify. Limiting a person's eligibility to join a group or perform an action based on his or her age can be problematic if a strong justification for the age-based exclusion does not exist.

This paper discusses whether or not the application of minimum and maximum age limits in the Olympic Games is a justifiable practice that ought to continue. Through an analysis of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s current and previous stances toward age as a criterion of Olympic eligibility, this study demonstrates that while minimum age limits are necessary to protect young athletes' health and rights to open futures, one cannot justify upper age limits using the same paternalistic reasoning and arguments.

The IOC's Position on Age Limits

The Olympic Charter...

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Trap Men event

The Trap Men is an International Shooting Sport Federation shooting event, where athletes shoot on five different stations to hit orange clay targets thrown from under a trap located in front of them.

In the Trap Men event athletes shoot one-by-one, moving to the next station as soon as the following athlete fired his shot.

Qualification round

During the qualifications every Trap Men competitor has to shoot 125 targets, divided in five rounds of 25 targets each. Every round involves up to six athletes, who shoot from stations number 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 rotating from left to right and shooting 5 times from each station.

The sixth athlete is positioned behind station number 1, where he waits to move into station 1 and shoot after the athlete on station number 5 has fired his shot.

During the qualification round two shots may be fired at each target, except for the shoot-offs, when only one shot may be fired.


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The International School Sport Federation] (ISF) is an international sports governing body for school sport. Founded in 1972 with 21 signatory nations (all European), the federation has been organising international competitions to encourage education through sport and student athletes. It has 86 member nations from five continents.[2] It is a member of SportAccord and is recognised by the International Olympic Committee.[3][4][5] It is based in Antwerp, Belgium.[6]

The ISF limits itself to activities with school children between the ages of 14 to 18 (roughly contiguous with high school age).[2] This distinguishes its role from the longer-established International University Sports Federation, which governs student sport from the ages of 17 to 25.[7][8]

There are 25 recognised ISF sports, each of which has its own championship once every two years.[9] They are called the ISF World Schools Championship (ISF WSC). The first official ISF championships were in football...

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of International Kettlebell Lifting Competitions for 2015

Goals and Objectives

The competitions shall be held for the following purposes:

to further develop and promote kettlebell lifting in the world; to determine competitions winners; to strengthen and expand international cultural and sports relations. Dates and Places of Competitions

– European Championship for veterans (men – biathlon, women – snatch) – May 22-25, Worms, Germany;

– World Championship for young men and girls born in 1997-1999 (specific exercises) – May 22-25, Worms, Germany;

World Championship for men and women (long cycle) – July 02-07,...
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Sport (UK) or sports (US) are all forms of usually competitive physical activity or games which,[1] through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to participants, and in some cases, entertainment for spectators.[2] Usually the contest or game is between two sides, each attempting to exceed the other. Some sports allow a tie game; others provide tie-breaking methods, to ensure one winner and one loser. A number of such two-sided contests may be arranged in a tournament producing a champion. Many sports leagues make an annual champion by arranging games in a regular sports season, followed in some cases by playoffs. Hundreds of sports exist, from those between single contestants, through to those with hundreds of simultaneous participants, either in teams or competing as individuals. In certain sports such as racing, many contestants may compete, each against all with one winner.

Sport is...

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This article is about the modern sport. For other types of Chinese martial arts, see

Chinese martial arts


Wushu (simplified Chinese:...

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This message is addressed particularly to the parents of young children
and to our Taekwon-Do teachers
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Young People & ITF Taekwon-Do
Young people – children, pre-teens, and adolescents – are an extremely important clientele for ITF Taekwon-Do schools. In fact, our young people represent the future of the ITF.
Taekwon-Do is a healthy outlet for the energy that young people seem to have in abundance. In fact, many students are first attracted to Taekwon-Do because of the physical activity. For those who are interested in learning a combat sport, ITF Taekwon-Do offers that… but also much more. We encourage our students to value and cultivate the tenets of ITF Taekwon-Do: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit. Our students are also taught the importance of fully developing all four facets of Taekwon-Do: as a sport, a martial art, a way of life, and as a tool for social development.

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North America Gets Involved

The first ARDF "world" championships in 1980 attracted participants from eleven European countries. Asia was not represented until four years later, but activity grew quickly there, especially in China and Japan. By the mid-1990s, over twenty countries were participating, but IARU officials were bemoaning the "black hole" in Region 2 (North and South America), where no formal foxtailing was taking place. That was about to change, because some hams on our West Coast had tried ARDF, liked it, and wanted to move it into the mainstream of American ham radio.

The first formal multi-national foxhunt on US soil took place in May 1991. It was put on by the Friendship Amateur Radio Society (FARS) of Portland, Oregon. FARS came into being as the result of a Sister Cities arrangement between Portland and Khabarovsk, a similar-sized city in Asiatic Russia. Ham operators of Khabarovsk invited a delegation of Portland hams to their home city...

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Softball and baseball, both will be added for voting by the assembly of the International Olympics Committee in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in August 2016, the night just before the opening of the Summer Olympic games in Rio. The vote is a result of the application of the World Baseball and Softball Confederation (WBSC). The members of the Confederation are hoping both sports will be included in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo (Japan).

To continue with, the vice president of the IOC – John Coates confirmed that softball and baseball are a part of a multi-sport pack, which has already been approved for voting. It’s interesting that the other sports, which can find place in the Olympic games in 2020, are karate, skateboarding, surfing and sport climbing.

For those who don’t remember, baseball was included for the first time in the summer Olympics in 1992, while softball became a part of the biggest sports event 4 years later – in 1996. The last time both sports were played at...

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The following post is based on a lecture I gave in the course, ‘Drugs Across Cultures,’ on steroids and performance-enhancing drugs. A very-beta version of a Prezi is available for the lecture on my Prezi account, but it still needs updating. I’m eventually hoping to do a webcast version of the lecture, so I’d love to hear your feedback — the lecture isn’t as detailed as this post.


In 1998, when I was living in New York, my family managed to get tickets to a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs. I had been a Cardinals fan since before I ate solid food, and 1998 was a very good year to catch a Cards-Cubs game. Baseball fans around the US, still demoralized after the 1994 players strike forced the cancellation of the World Series, were thrilled in 1998 by a chase for the record in US Major League Baseball (MLB) for the most home runs in a season by a single player. Fans flocked back to stadiums for a carnival of power hitting...

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