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2021 Tournament Information
Registration for the 10th Annual Summer Celebration is now Open.
All High School Games Will be Live-Streamed via CruitCast to NCAA College Coaches and all Players Will Receive Game Films for Free! Over 40 Colleges Expected to Attend In-Person or Watch the Live-Stream.
The tenth annual Summer Celebration boys lacrosse tournament will be held on Sunday, June 20 in Williamsburg, Virginia with all games being played at the Warhill Sports Complex. This is one of the finest tournament facilities in the nation, consisting of 13 adjacently positioned fields. Seven are regulation-sized synthetic FieldTurf fields with CoolPlay infill systems that reduce the surface heat by up to 35 degrees. Six are professional grade regulation-sized Bermuda grass fields. The facility also has multiple permanent bathrooms, plenty of parking just a short walk to the fields, and is located just minutes from Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens and Water Country USA. Numerous, affordable lodging and dining options are, likewise, a short distance from the fields.
The Summer Celebration is a one-day 10v10 (7v7 also offered at the 2029, 2030 & 10U levels) tournament-style event with divisions limited to eight teams, all of which are guaranteed a minimum of three 52 minute games. Divisions are offered based on graduation year, beginning with the class of 2022 and continuing through the class of 2030. Programs that field youth teams using US Lacrosse Age and Eligibility Guidelines may also participate and will be placed into divisions that provide the most competitive matchups.
Every effort is made to provide all attendees with a wonderful event experience. At the high school level, teams are pre-scheduled in a festival-style format so as to aid in attending college coaches’ recruiting efforts. At the youth level a tournament-style format is employed with teams carefully placed within a unique bracketing system. This methodology creates the most logical and competitive match-ups. Finally, the Summer Celebration provides scorers tables on every field — along with end line balls and/or netting systems.
The registration fee is $1575 for high school teams and $975 ($675 for 7v7) for youth teams. Multi-team discounts are offered to programs that register four or more teams. Registration Forms and non-refundable deposits of $400 are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Balance payments and a Roster Form must be received by June 4.
Online Waiver & Release Forms, which all participants must complete in order to participate, need to be submitted no later than Wednesday, June 16.
Finally, the Summer Celebration has partnered with area organizations to provide tournament attendees discounted lodging and exclusive deals to area restaurants and attractions such at Bush Gardens, Water Country USA, Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown.
For more information, or should you have any questions regarding the Summer Celebration, please contact Chris Swanenburg at (443) 690-7683 or at [email protected].
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2021 RESIDENTIAL CAMP
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Registration for the 2022 Colonial Challenge boys lacrosse tournament is open. The 12th annual event will take place on Sunday, November 7 in Williamsburg, VA with graduation based divisions offered for both high school and youth teams. Over 40 colleges are expected to recruit the event with all HS games live-streamed and players receiving free game film.
Home to ten of the last eighteen high school All-Americans in Hampton Roads, the Tidewater Patriots field the region’s top youth and high school boys lacrosse travel teams. Tryouts for fall 2021 teams will be held on Sunday, August 29.
Entering its 14th year, the 2021 Commonwealth Lacrosse Camp will be held July 25-28 on the campus of Radford University in Radford, VA. Registration is now open!
The 2021 Hampton Roads Showcase returns to Norfolk, VA on Thursday, July 8. Last year’s event sold out all 72 spots, attracting over 20 colleges and boys from all regions of Virginia and North Carolina. In addition to receiving instruction from NCAA coaches, participants will receive FREE film of their games, all of which will be live-streamed.
The inaugural DMV Showcase will be held on Wednesday, June 30 in Fairfax, VA. Over 40 Division I, II and III coaches are expected to participate. Following a morning of instruction and drills, games will be played, all of which will be live-streamed to NCAA coaches. Finally, all participants will receive FREE video footage of their games to edit and share as they see fit.
Thank you to all of our 2021 Summer Celebration boys lacrosse tournament participants. The live-streamed event was attended or watched by nearly 40 NCAA college coaches! The 13th annual tournament will be held once again in Williamsburg, VA on Saturday, June 18, 2022.
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Lax Her Essentials: Summer Tournament Survival Guide: Part II
IL and STX are proud to bring you a full line up of brand new content specifically designed for women. Lax Her Essentials is a feature focused on delivering you content for the player and by the player, covering everything from skill-building, lifestyle products, players’ mindset and more.
This week’s Lax Her Essential is Part II of a three-part series in surviving a summer of lacrosse. We all know that summertime means lacrosse camps and tournaments and that means weekends of non-stop lax and sitting in the brutal sun and in most cases, the suffocating humidity of the east coast.
Over a three week period, Lax Her Essentials will give you tips for surviving the dog days of summer on the recruiting trail. Part I was for the players, and Part III will be for the parents. In this post, we have some tips for the coaches.
Coaches have a slightly different experience than the players. While the players are the ones running around and playing all-out lacrosse throughout the day, there are opportunities to get into the shade for a little bit and escape the heat in between games. For coaches, these tournaments are an all-day in the sun affair as they go from field-to-field trying to catch every bit of lacrosse action. With that in mind, here are a few essentials:
- Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen: It’s a long day and the sun tends to beat down on you with no mercy. It’s important not only to lather up, but to reapply throughout the day. We’ve all learned this the hard way at some point.
- Comfortable clothes: If you’re going to be traveling between fields and sitting outside watching lax, you want to be as cool and comfortable as possible.
- A Hat: A cap can protect your face but a big, floppy hat will also protect your ears and neck from the sun. That and you might stay a little cooler in the shade it provides!
- A Towel or a chair: Some tournaments provide chairs at each of the fields, but others — particularly the really large ones — may not. Some coaches bring their own foldable chair, but if you’re not into lugging that around the fields, a large beach towel would also do. That grass can get uncomfortable!
- Multiple pens: Throwing this out there in the event that I’m not the only one who has problems with pens dying out in the extreme heat. Never hurts to have a couple extra for your note taking.
Third Annual CityLax Southampton Shootout Preview: A Charity Lacrosse Tournament
For the past two Summers, I’ve made my way out to the CityLax Summer Shootout Charity Lacrosse Tournament where I have played for the Southampton LC. This Summer, I decided to step my involvement up and organize a LaxAllStars.com team for the tourney, and we’ve decided to go in a very forward-thinking direction with our team. Instead of recruiting only the best, and most well-known players, or trying to put together some sort of alumni team (as many other squads do), I decided to make a team that will someday morph into a NYC Public School Alumni team.
We teamed up with Warhawk Lacrosse,and their co-founder, Joe Barile (Hofstra/MLL), for our uniforms, and have recruited a team of players with a really diverse set of backgrounds. The core of the team will be made up Joe, myself, 5-6 NYC Public School graduates, 5-6 additional Wesleyan graduates, and some of their friends. We’ve got players from Bentley, Amherst, CW Post, Drexel, Hofstra and a few other schools on the roster as well. It’s a well-rounded bunch, and a great group of guys to plax lax with. And the Art Of Lax is one of our Goalies!
LAS and Warhawk… Killing it!
The tournament is a one-day affair that will take place on August 20th at Southampton HS, in Southampton, which is out on the East End of Long Island. Southampton HS has a turf field and a number of grass fields, and their support of the Charity tournament is so important to the continued success of the event. They are super hands-on and helpful and as a volunteer with CityLax, I’d like to personally thank them for all they have done.
Yes, the numbers are also quite special!
The tourney features players from big-time schools and smaller schools alike and most of the teams organize into alumni squads, although some club teams do make the trip out to play as well. Princeton, Harvard, Tufts, Wesleyan, Amherst, Syracuse, Ohio State, Williams and St. John’s usually see heavy representation, and a lot of players come out from NYC to make a weekend of the event.
Below, we have a full press release from CityLax on the event and some photos from last year’s Shootout. The vendors will be back, the players will be back and hopefully, it will be another huge success in raising money for this extremely worthy charity. Lax in NYC is a reality now thanks to CityLax (and many others), so let’s make sure it stays that way and only gets better!
Some 2010 action…
New York, NY, August 11, 2011 — The Third Annual CityLax Summer Shootout Charity Lacrosse Tournament will be hosted on August 20th from 11am to 6pm at Southampton High School in Southampton, N.Y. The co-ed tournament will feature collegiate and post collegiate players from all over the United States. Alums from University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins, Princeton, Syracuse and many other schools are expected to be in attendance. All the
proceeds from the tournament will be donated to CityLax, a not for profit organization dedicated to growing lacrosse in NYC’s public schools.
W&L vs. Virginia match up from 2010.
CityLax Co-Founder Mat Levine says of the tournament, “I have been involved with lacrosse as a player, coach, and organizer since 1963. As one of CityLax’s founders and CEO/President, to see 16 teams gather to play on August 20 our event at the Southampton HS fields in the spirit of serious, yet friendly competition supporting CityLax’s mission is truly heartfelt and appreciated. Yet, I am not surprised by this effort. Programs like ours with the PSAL prove that the sport of lacrosse can grow and prosper in an urban setting, paralleling what is going on in the suburbs. Yet the sport still retains its special sense of community and sheer fun to play.
Our CityLax Summer Shootout tournament/fundraiser is a shining example of how the “lacrosse community membership” can help a cause like CityLax to advance and diversify the game beyond its traditional boundaries.”
The CityLax Summer Shootout will feature both a men’s and women’s division. Each team is Guaranteed 3 Games, and following the contests there will be a tournament sponsored beach celebration for all attendees and their guests. Sponsors for the tournament include NYC based lacrosse retailer Maverik Lacrosse, NYC based sports apparel company Streaker Sports and Maryland based electrolyte replenishment drink Motive Pure. Individual registration is still open to interested parties; information can be found on CityLax’s website: www.CityLax.org
CityLax is a 501c3 based in NYC that’s dedicated to growing lacrosse in NYC’s public schools. Since 2005 CityLax has has assisted the NYC Department of Education’s Public School Athletic League (PSAL) in growing its lacrosse program from a nascent 6-team structure to a 30-team league. The organization, in partnership with the PSAL for its student/athletes, featuring fully staffed clinics in all five boroughs, equipment procurement and distribution, school team start-ups, coaching assistance, and college placement services.
For more information about the CityLax Summer Shootout Lacrosse Tournament, please visit CityLax’s website.
The woodie will make an appearance.
150th Anniversary of Lacrosse Celebration | Canadian Lacrosse Association
The 150th Anniversary of Lacrosse Celebration was a once-in-a-lifetime festival of activities that helped honour and celebrate the history and cultural significance of Canada’s national summer sport, lacrosse. The celebrations took place June 16-18, 2017 in Montreal, Quebec, a city where the traditional game practiced by First Nations was adapted into a modern sport in 1867.
You can now re-experience this historic weekend through Our Country and Our Game: The 150th Anniversary of Lacrosse, a 30-minute video recap containing footage from the various events – a historical re-enactment that illustrated the transformation of lacrosse from a traditional game played by the First Nations to a formalized sport, a lecture series featuring prominent authors and academics, and a traveling exhibition of historical lacrosse artifacts and photos – along with interviews from various members of the lacrosse community.
The video will take viewers through an important celebration for our game. It not only provides a summary of the events on the weekend, it captures the thoughts of members of the lacrosse community on the importance of the sport to the culture and history of Canada.
Watch a pair of re-created games featuring authentic traditional sticks and wardrobe that helped illustrate the transformation of lacrosse from a Traditional Game played by the First Nations to a Victorian Sport formalized by the rules of Dr. George Beers.
Watch a series of lectures on a variety of lacrosse topics to learn more about the game and its rich history. These lectures were presented by a group of international authors and academics who have studied and researched the sport of lacrosse for decades.
Topic: History and Influence of Canada in the Worldwide Development of Women’s Lacrosse 1884-1924
Jane Claydon grew up in England and was introduced to lacrosse at Dartford College of Physical Education. In 1975, she was appointed Head of the Physical Education Department at St Leonards School, in St Andrews, Scotland, where lacrosse for women began in 1890. She has been a lacrosse administrator for over 40 years, which includes acting as the Director of the inaugural 1982 Women’s World Lacrosse tournament at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Jane published the books St Leonards: Cradle of Lacrosse in 2009 and St Leonards: First in the Field in 2012, and also assisted Jim Calder and Ron Fletcher with research for the book Women Play Lacrosse. She is currently President of Lacrosse Scotland, a post she has held since 2008, and is also Chair of the Lacrosse Scotland Hall of Fame.
W.B. (Bruce) MacDonald
Topic: The Rise and Fall of Canada’s First Professional Leagues 1901-1924
Bruce MacDonald is a governor of the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame and a historian, author and poet. He has published six history books, including Salmonbellies vs The World: The Story of Lacrosse’s Most Famous Team & Their Greatest Rivals and The Good Hope Cannery, three books of poetry, two books of short stories and poems in Canadian periodicals. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria and an Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. Bruce has taught at the University of British Columbia and the Ontario College of Art and Design and is a member of the Writer’s Union of Canada and the League of Canadian Poets.
Louis ‘Tewenhni’tatshon’ Delisle
Topic: The History of Lacrosse in Caughnawaga/Kahnawake and How the Warriors/Lacrosse Players Played a Significant Role in the Evolution of Turtle Island
Tewenhni’tatshon, also known as Louis Delisle, is a 2014 inductee to the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame as a player and builder. He has been an educator in his community since 1975 after graduating from McGill University with a bachelor’s degree in education. His experiences in lacrosse go back to the mid-1950s. He has had the benefit of hearing lacrosse history through the oral traditions of elders of the Six Nations Confederacy. He is still involved with lacrosse today, acting as elder advisor to the Kahnawake Survival School lacrosse team.
Donald M. Fisher
Topic: Before Beers: The World of Native Lacrosse in North America to 1867
Donald M. Fisher, Ph.D. is the author of Lacrosse: A History of the Game, a book published by the John Hopkins University Press in 2002, as well as Splendid But Undesirable Isolation: Recasting Canada’s National Game as Box Lacrosse (1931-1932), a lacrosse article that appeared in Sport History Review in 2005. He was a presenter at the 2014 Transnational Lacrosse Conference which took place in Nova Scotia. Fisher currently lives near Buffalo, N.Y. and is a Professor of History at Niagara County Community College.
J. Alan Childs
Topic: History of Lacrosse on the Prairie
J. Alan Childs is a researcher and historian on the sport of lacrosse in the Midwest. His book “Minnesota Lacrosse: A History” focuses on the roots of lacrosse in the Ojibwe and Dakota communities up to the early Midwest lacrosse. Mr. Childs lives in Savage, Minnesota with his wife and five children who play, coach, and teach lacrosse at all levels.
Topic: The Significance and Cultural Role of the Game of Lacrosse (French Only)
Daniel Ferland holds both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in history from the University of Sherbrooke. His post-secondary research was centered on the sport of lacrosse and its First Nations origins. This historian has had an interest in the sport for quite some time, having played it for over 40 years. This has allowed him to see first-hand the evolution of in-game techniques and equipment, spanning from the end of the 20th century to the beginning of the 21st century.
Madlax-Capital Summer 2021 Season
Tryouts are actually practices so attendance is required for all new and returning players in every grade. We evaluate players to create new teams and start putting in systems, offenses and defenses since the season starts early June. If you have to miss for academics or injury please email [email protected] and we can likely accommodate you in a later practice.
Note: The Madlax All-Stars start of the year is June, not August, like many other clubs. Our annual calendar is June 1, 2021 – May 31, 2022.
So, if your son plays summer 2021 season he is AUTOMATICALLY promised a roster spot on a Madlax All-Star team in the fall of 2021. This means he does NOT need to attend tryouts for any other program in late August knowing he is already accepted and part of the best program in the DC area again next school year!
Please see entire summer team calendar or your specific team page once you know which team you are placed. Each team page shows practices, tournaments, rosters and more. For best results download the SportsEngine APP on your phones and follow your sons team!
Tryout & Practice Locations:
Landon School – Turf & Grass (Bethesda, MD)
St. John Academy – SJA Grass (McLean, VA)
Nottoway Park -NOTT Turf Field #4 (Vienna, VA)
Ken Lawrence Park Turf Field #1 (Tysons/McLean, VA)
Langley HS – Turf Stadium (McLean, VA)
Tryout Schedules by Grade
Attend all for your grade until we contact you with a decision please. It could take 1-3 workouts for coaches to make a decision. If you have to miss all tryout dates for your grade please email [email protected] to arrange a tryout.
6/7 from 6:30-8pm at Ken Lawrence Park
6/11 from 5-6:30pm at Landon School Stadium Turf
6/10 from 6:30-8pm at Ken Lawrence Park
6/11 from 5-630pm at Landon Stadium Turf
6/7 from 6:30-8pm at Ken Lawrence Park
6/9 from 5-6:30pm at Ken Lawrence Park
6/10 from 5-6:30pm at Ken Lawrence Park
6/1 from 6:30-8pm at Ken Lawrence Park
6/2 from 6:30-8pm at Ken Lawrence Park
6/1 from 5-6:30pm at Ken Lawrence Park
6/3 from 6:30-8pm at Langley Fork Park (Lower Field)
6/1 from 6:30-8pm at Langley Fork Park (Upper Field)
6/3 from 5-6:30pm at Langley Fork Park (Lower Field)
6/1 from 6:30-8pm at Langley Fork Park (Lower Field)
6/3 from 6:30-8pm at Langley Fork Park (Upper Field)
6/1 from 5-6:30pm at Langley Fork Park (Lower Field)
6/3 from 5-6:30pm at Langley Fork Park (Upper Field)
2030 & 2031 Tryouts
6/1 from 5-6:30pm at Langley Fork Park (Upper Field)
6/2 from 5-6:30pm at Ken Lawrence Park
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Sports Festival in Sokolniki | Moscow: Exhibitions-Fairs, Festivals.Sokolniki and VDNKh
OPEN SPORT FEST – Open Sports Festival in Sokolniki Park
On Sunday, May 6, 2018, the third Open Sports Festival will be held in Sokolniki, timed to coincide with the opening of the summer season.
As part of the event, the park will host tournaments and competitions in speedminton, lacrosse, unipolo, table tennis, powerlifting – powerlifting in the category of “Russian bench press”, archery, acrobatics; master classes and demonstration performances by representatives of roller schools in Moscow and other sports schools.In addition, there will be a friendly lacrosse match on the grass among young teams.
A presentation of new sports trends and performances of artists will take place on the stage of the Festival Square
The main highlight of the festival will be the Miss Fitness-Sokolniki contest, as well as demonstration performances in power extreme by the StrongmanRUS athlete Nikita Orlov, with the participation of girls from the Beze cheerleading team.
The sports industry of the park will be presented to the guests.The festival will be attended by federations for various sports of Russia, as well as representatives of new sports areas that are actively developing in Moscow.
Festival visitors will learn about new types of services at the sports equipment rental points of Sokolniki Park in the new summer season.
Casting is held for participation in the contest “Miss Fitness-Sokolniki”
Requirements: good looks, love of sports, athletic figure, over 18 years of age. Within the framework of the competition, it will be necessary to demonstrate 3 directions: defile, creative and sports tasks.In the application for participation, it is necessary to send a full-length photo, a face photo, a resume and an answer to the question why the participant wants to win.
All contestants will receive gratitude from the Department of Culture, the Moscow Government and Sokolniki Park, certificates for free admission to the park’s sports facilities, as well as memorable photos from the event. The top three winners will receive season tickets for free admission to the Spark sports center located in Sokolniki Park. In addition, a photo session will be organized for the winners in one of the most picturesque corners of the park – the Big Rose Garden.Applications are accepted by mail [email protected] marked “beauty contest”.
Photo: Sokolniki Festival Square in May
Schedule and program of the festival May 6:
12:00 Great circle. Big bike parade of the unicycling school of the Sokolniki park
12: 00-13: 30 SC “Leader”. Mini-football tournament
Festival Square: matches in unipo, master classes on balance board, unicycle, performances of unicyclists, master classes in lacrosse, master classes in roller skating for beginners from the RollerSchool.ru, open qualifying tournament in “Russian bench press”, table tennis court, mini-football master classes, test drive of gyro scooters from the park rentals, demonstration performances from the Capoeira Federation of Russia, open master classes in high-speed badminton, beauty contest Miss Fitness Park ” Sokolniki “, master classes in sledge hockey, a large Sport show with the participation of the best athletes and artists of Moscow.
14:00, 15:00 and 16:00 – Demonstration performances in power extreme by the athlete of the StrongmanRUS team Nikita Orlov with the participation of girls from the Beze cheerleading team.
Based on materials from the official site of Sokolniki Park
London 1908 | History of the Olympic Games
Games of the IV Olympiad , more commonly referred to as the Summer Olympic Games of 1908 , were held in London (Great Britain) from April 27 to October 31, 1908.110 sets of medals were played in 22 sports.
2008 athletes took part in these Games, which is more than all previous Games combined. They represented 22 teams (athletes from New Zealand, which did not have their own NOC, played together with athletes from Australia called Australasia).
London had a chance to host the very first Summer Olympic Games in 1896. However, at the first session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Athens was preferred, as it was decided that the first Games should be held in Greece.
At the 6th session of the IOC, which was held in London from June 20 to 22, 1904 (during the 1904 Summer Olympic Games in St. Louis), the issue of holding the IV Olympic Games was decided. Three cities applied for the competition – Berlin (Germany), Milan and Rome (both – Italy), and the choice fell on the capital of Italy.
IOC President Pierre de Coubertin
IOC President, Baron Pierre de Coubertin , Pope Pius X , King of Italy Victor Emmanuel III and the Mayor of Rome supported the question of holding the competition, but Prime Minister Giovanni Giolitti opposed.Under pressure from Milan and Turin, he announced the need to solve many other state problems and the lack of funds for the preparation of the Games. In addition, in 1906, the eruption of Mount Vesuvius occurred, from which the city of Naples was severely damaged, which caused even greater budgetary expenditures. As a result, Giolitti announced the rejection of the organization of the competition.
Chairman of the British Olympic Council William Grenfell
In two years, the IOC had to urgently find a suitable city.Committee representatives met with William Grenfell , the first chairman of the British Olympic Council, and King Edward VII at the unofficial 1906 Olympic Games in Athens. They were asked to hold the competition in London, to which they agreed. Grenfell proposed this idea to the British Olympic Council, which accepted it, and on November 19, 1906, he sent a letter to the International Olympic Committee agreeing to host the Games.
Organization of Games
Due to the small amount of time to prepare for the Games (less than two years), the organizers, led by William Grenfell , decided to hold the competition in parallel with the Franco-British exhibition, despite the fact that Pierre de Coubertin was against holding the Olympics simultaneously with other international events.
The organizers urgently needed to build a stadium suitable for the Games. The organizing committee offered the Exhibition Directorate to engage in construction in exchange for 75% of the proceeds from the tickets, and the agreement was signed on November 14, 1907. The total cost of construction for the 66,000-seat White City Stadium was £ 220,000.
By June 1908, a new problem arose – a few weeks before the start of the main competition, the organizing committee was missing £ 10,000.He had to announce the need for donations. The call was answered by Prince of Wales George , the owners of the Daily Mail, the family of the American millionaire Cornelius Vanderbilt and even the French government. As a result, £ 16,000 was raised in two weeks.
The organizers planned to participate in about 2666 athletes, but only 2008 people came. It was proposed to host golf, equestrian, cricket and bandy competitions, but these were not included in the program.Boxing was not originally intended as another Olympic sport, but tournaments in it still passed. The organizing committee also considered the idea of including competitions in arts – architecture, painting, literature, sculpture and music, but this idea was not implemented until the next Olympics in Stockholm.
* Rowing – River Thames, Henley-on-Thames.
* Boxing – Northampton Institution, Clerkenville.
* Wrestling, Cycling, Water Polo, Gymnastics, Athletics, Lacrosse, Tug of War, Swimming, Diving, Rugby, Archery, Fencing, Football, Field Hockey – White City Stadium, Shefferds Bush and adjacent pool.
* Powerboat – Southampton
* Jeux de pom, racket, tennis (indoor courts) – Royal Club, West Kensington.
* Tennis (Outdoor Courts) – Wimbledon
* Sailing – Royal Victoria Yacht Club, Isle of Wight; Royal Yacht Club, Glasgow.
* Polo – Harlingham Club
* Bullet Shooting – Beasley, Surrey
* Trap Shooting – Axendon
* Figure Skating – Knightsbridge Skating Club.
White City Stadium
White City traffic and weather:
* July 13 – 30,000 – windy, cool
* July 14 – 18,000 – cold, rain
* July 15 – 15,000 – drizzle
* July 16 – 4000 – cold, rain
* July 17 – 15,000 – rain and wind in the afternoon, cloudy with clearings in the evening
* July 18 – 45,000 – drizzle in the afternoon, sunny in the evening
* July 19 – no competition took place
* July 20 – 30,000 – cloudy
* July 21 – 50,000 – warm, sunny
* July 22 – 45,000 – hot, clear
* July 23 – 60,000 – warm, sunny
* July 24 – 80,000 – warm (26 ° C), sunny
* July 25 – 60,000 – warm, clear
The official opening ceremony of the Games was held at White City Stadium on July 13, although the first competition began on April 27, and by this time 25 sets of medals had been played.
Many distinguished people from all over the UK and the rest of Europe attended the ceremony. At 15:49, King Edward VII arrived at the stadium along with his wife Alexandra . After that, fanfare sounded and William Grenfell asked the king: “Will His Majesty the IV Olympics open?” The Grenadier Orchestra then played the Great Britain anthem, and the 18 national teams gathered for the ceremony took part in the parade around the stadium, carrying national flags for the first time.The teams of participants paraded in alphabetical order of countries in English. The Finnish standard-bearer passed without a flag, since in Russia it was forbidden for athletes to compete under the flag of Finland, and they refused to march under the Russian one.
Passing by the royal box, the standard-bearers raised flags in honor of Edward VII . The only one who refused to do this was the US delegation, since the organizers mistakenly hung up the banners of China and Japan, which did not take part in the Games, instead of the American and Swedish flags.
UK squad during parade
* Australasia – Henry Murray
* Bohemia – Miroslav Schuster
* Great Britain – John Studd
* Hungary – Istvan Mudin
* Germany – Wilhelm Kauftman
* Denmark – Age Holm
* Norway – Oscar Bu
* USA – Rahl
* USA – Rahl
Finland – Bruno Zilliacus (FIN)
* Sweden – Eric Granfelt
* South Africa – Douglas Stapert (RSA)
Argentina, Russia, Turkey and Switzerland did not participate in the parade.The standard bearers of the rest of the countries are unknown.
Awarding of prize-winners
Gold medals of the London Olympics-1908
The ceremony of awarding the prize-winners of the Games was held on July 28. It awarded medals to the winners of the July competitions. King Edward VII was supposed to present the prizes, but he, angry with the behavior of American athletes at the opening ceremony, refused to participate.
Instead, his wife Alexandra gave gold medals to the winners, silver awards – Duchess of Rutland Kathleen Tennart , bronze – Catherine Grosvernor , Duchess of Westminster. William Grenfell’s wife Ethel Fein presented diplomas and certificates.
Diploma of the winner of the Olympic Games 1908
In addition, 12 cups were to be awarded to the winners of individual disciplines, but on this day only nine were awarded – Henry Taylor for the victory in the 1500 m swimming; the UK Water Polo Team that won the tournament; the French team, which became the best in the team epee competition; Charles Bartlett for winning the 100 km cycling race; Walter Ewing , winner in clay pigeon shooting; John Hayes , running a marathon with a new Olympic record; Alberto Braglia , individual gymnastics champion; Martin Sheridan , who defended his discus throw title and Richard Weiss , Greco-Roman style heavyweight wrestler who beat everyone in his weight class.The trophies for the best 8-man rowing crew, the best football team and the best sailing team were later awarded.
Windham Halswell after the award
Additional prizes were awarded to the Italian Dorando Pietri , who did not reach the marathon finish a few meters, and to many officials for organizing the Games.
9 cups awarded
There was no closing ceremony as such.Instead, on the day of the end of the Franco-British exhibition on October 31, after the final field hockey match, a festive banquet was given in a restaurant in central London. It brought together officials and athletes who remained in the city, a total of 450-500 people were present. They made speeches discussing the results of the Games.
The following sports and disciplines were represented at the 1908 Olympic Games: rowing, boxing, wrestling, cycling, water polo, powerboat, gymnastics, jeu de pom, lacrosse, athletics, sailing, tug of war, swimming, polo, diving, rugby, racket, shooting (bullet and trap), archery, tennis, fencing, figure skating, football and field hockey.Demonstration competitions were not held.
Compared to the previous Games, there was no golf, rocky or weightlifting (it was re-included in the 1920 Olympics program). After the break, sailing, polo, rugby and shooting became Olympic sports. For the first and last time, competitions were held in powerboat, jue-de-pom and rackets; field hockey, which was included in the program for the first time, retained its status; figure skating also appeared for the first time, but since it is a winter sport, since 1924 it has received a permanent registration at the Winter Olympics.
As more and more athletes wanted to take part in competitions, the organizers for the first time began to limit the number of participants and introduced qualifications.
According to the IOC, 22 teams participated in these Games, of which for the first time – Turkey and Finland (which played separately from the Russian team). Several teams that missed the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis re-entered after an eight-year hiatus: Argentina, Belgium, Bohemia, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia and Sweden.New Zealand athletes who first arrived at the Olympics performed together with Australia under the name Australasia. An athlete from Iceland took part in the Danish team for the first time (Iceland played as a separate team for the first time at the 1936 Games). The only country that participated before, but this time did not come, was Cuba.
Since these Games, the practice of participation in individual disciplines of teams made up of representatives of different countries has ceased (in modern IOC terminology – “mixed team”, eng.mixed team) .
Member countries: Australasia, Austria, Argentina, Belgium, Bohemia, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Italy, Canada, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, USA, Turkey, Finland, France, Switzerland, Sweden, South Africa …
Countries participating in the Games. Countries that have already participated are shown in green, and countries that have participated for the first time are shown in blue. Yellow dot – City of London
Scandals at the IV Olympic Games
During the opening ceremony of the Olympics at the White City stadium, the organizers, having decorated the stadium with the flags of the participating countries, did not hang the national flags of the USA and Sweden.During the solemn passage of the Olympians in front of the tribune of King Edward VII of England, the flag bearer of the US team Martin Sheridan , in protest against the forgetfulness of the organizers, did not bow the flag, as required by the rules, as a sign of respect for the head of state, the host of the Olympics. Later Sheridan stated that “this flag will not bow to any king.” Demarch caused outrage in the British and a scandal in the press. It is believed that the actions of the American delegation at the opening of the Olympics led to the bias of the British judges towards American athletes.As a result, the American athletes took home 47 awards, and the British, thanks to the benevolence of their compatriot judges, won 145 of the 330 won. After this incident, the IOC changed the rules of refereeing at the Olympics: since then, the teams of judges are formed from representatives of the countries participating in the competitions (previously the organizing country nominated the judges).
One of the marathon runners, Italian pastry chef Dorando Pietri , decided to improve his performance with brandy with strychnine, which in small doses has a stimulating effect.The Italian athlete secretly drank halfway, but apparently did not calculate the dose. Having run in first to the White City stadium, where the finish line was, the athlete lost his orientation and ran not to the finish line, but in the opposite direction. He was pointed in the right direction, but 70 m before the finish line Dorando Pietri fell unconscious. Two spectators lifted the athlete, revived and helped to get to the finish line. The rules prohibiting the use of doping did not yet exist at that time. But the athlete did not receive a medal, as he was disqualified for using outside help.The winner of the race was the American Johnny Hayes . Dorando Pietri spent several days in a hospital bed and even aroused the sympathy of British Queen Alexandra , who on her own initiative presented the athlete with a “consolation prize” – a copy of the Olympic gold cup presented to the winner of the marathon in addition to the medal.
Finish Dorando Pietri with the help of judges
Briton Wyndham Hallswell was considered the favorite in the 400m race, who set a world record in the semifinal start – 48.2 seconds.In the final, in addition to the Briton, three members of the US national team fled: John Carpenter, John Taylor and William Robbins . Robbins led most of the race, followed by John Carpenter , but with 100 meters to go, the Briton began to pull ahead. What happened next, American and British sources still tell differently. According to the British version, John Carpenter spread his elbows wide and tried to push Holswell to the side (at that time the running sector was not marked out on separate lanes for each athlete).According to the American version, Carpenter ran as expected and did not interfere with anyone. One way or another, one of the British referees stationed along the running loop shouted that he noticed a violation, the finish judge declared the race invalid and tore the finishing tape. A scandal erupted with mutual insults, threats and attempts to physically influence opponents. British judges disqualified John Carpenter and suspended him from the Olympic events. A fresh start was announced, but head coach James Sullivan banned John Taylor and William Robbins from running.The British athlete ran 400 meters in splendid isolation and received a gold medal. Following this incident, the IOC imposed a mandatory running loop marking and penalties for stepping onto someone else’s track.
Wyndham Hallswell finishes in rerun
Tug of war
The IOC tug-of-war rules required competitors to wear “normal footwear not suitable for this type of competition”, that is, so that the soles were not reinforced with spikes or other devices that help to rest their feet on the ground.The British tug-of-war team consisted of a group of Liverpool police officers who showed up for the competition wearing uniform boots with metal-reinforced soles and spikes. American competitors, who were considered the main rivals of the British, protested and demanded to change the shoes of their rivals. The British-made panel of judges dismissed the protest, citing the fact that the UK team was wearing normal, casual shoes. American athletes refused to participate in the competition, and the British received “gold”.
Harrow Summer School Harrow School Summer School (London, UK) – how to apply to a camp, prices, reviews
- Language of instruction: English
- Location: suburb of London
- Students age: 9 to 17
- Training programs: summer language camp
- Total number of students: 300 people
- Type of study: joint (mixed)
- Type of accommodation and accommodation: residence (boarding house) on the school grounds.
Harrow Summer School (Harrow Summer School) is a coeducational language school for children from 10 to 17 years old, operating in the summer months on the basis of the famous Harrow School (while the students of the main programs go on vacation ). The educational institution is located in the north-west of London, in the respectable area of Harrow.
The educational organization was founded in 1995 and today is considered one of the leading organizers of summer courses and vacation schools.The school is fully accredited by the British Council, and Harrow Summer School is under the patronage of The British Association of Boarding School Short Courses.
It was at Harrow School that the first part of the legendary cycle of Harry Potter films was filmed: this is an old, majestic building that completely immerses students in an educational and cultural environment. The school is rightfully proud of its famous graduates who have become successful professionals in various fields of activity:
- 8 British Prime Ministers including Winston Churchill
- King Hussein of Jordan
- writer and screenwriter Richard Curtis
- 20 recipients of the highest military award of the Victoria Cross
- Indian Prime Minister Pandit Nehru
- Lord Byron
- several dozen politicians and members of parliament.
Harrow Summer School summer courses bring together students from all countries of the world, of all nationalities and forms of religion, give students the chance to make new friends and get to know new cultures and countries. Students have a choice of various combined programs that combine 15-20 lessons of General English, aimed at developing basic language skills, with sports, interesting leisure time, creative lessons (piano or drama). You can see more details of the program in the description of each course.
90,000 Sports excluded from the Olympic Games
There are, or have existed, such sports and disciplines that previously participated in the program of competitions for the Summer or Winter Olympic Games, but later, for various reasons, the International Olympic Committee decided to exclude them.
Basque pelota. The player hits the ball with a racket, directing it into the wall. The next hit is made by the opponent, not allowing the ball to stop. There was only one match in the framework of the II Summer Olympic Games (1900, Paris, France), between Spain and France.At the games in 1924 (VIII Summer Olympics, Paris, France), 1968 (XIX Summer Olympics, Mexico City, Mexico) and 1992 (XXV Summer Olympics, Barcelona, Spain), this sport was present as a demonstration.
Baseball. Olympic baseball tournaments were periodically included in the Olympic program. The first tournament was held in 1904 at the Third Summer Olympics (St. Louis, USA). The latter took place at the XXIX Summer Olympics in Beijing (2008). According to the IOC ruling, baseball will no longer be present at the 2012 Olympics.Baseball has participated in 13 Olympic Games.
Golf. With the help of clubs, players try to drive the ball into the hole in the least number of strokes. Olympic competitions were held in 1900 (II Summer Olympics, Paris, France) and 1904 (III Summer Olympics, St. Louis, USA). Golf is a candidate for inclusion in the 2016 Olympic program.
Powerboat competition. This is a competition on water vehicles equipped with internal combustion engines.In the framework of the Olympic tournament, they were held only once. This happened in 1908 (IV Olympiad, London, Great Britain).
Jeux de pom. This is the progenitor of tennis. The Olympic jue-de-pom tournament was held only once – in 1908 (IV Olympiad, London, Great Britain).
Cricket. It is a team sport that uses a bat and a ball. The Olympic tournament, not even a tournament, but only one match, was held in 1900 (II Summer Olympic Games, Paris, France). The match took place between the British and the French (the British won).
Croquet. He also participated in the Olympic program once – in 1900 (II Summer Olympic Games, Paris, France). The essence of the game is to move the ball along a certain route, through the wire gate, faster than the opponent with the help of blows of special hammers.
Lacrosse. This is a team sports game where you have to score goals against your opponent. The ball is rubber. In the game, you can use legs and a special projectile, which is something between the club and the racket.Olympic medals were played in 1904 (III Summer Olympics, St. Louis, USA) and 1908 (IV Olympiad, London, Great Britain). In 1928, 1932 and 1948, lacrosse was introduced to the Olympic Games as an exemplary sport.
Tug of war. This is a team confrontation. The program of the Olympic Games was present from 1900 (II Summer Olympic Games, Paris, France) to 1920 (VII Summer Olympics, Antwerp, Belgium).
Polo. This is a team game.Participants sit on horses, and with the help of special clubs they try to score the ball into the opponent’s goal. Olympic awards were played in 1900 (II Summer Olympics, Paris, France), 1908 (IV Olympiad, London, Great Britain), 1920 (VII Summer Olympics, Antwerp, Belgium), 1924 (VIII Summer Olympics, Paris, France) and in 1936 (XI Summer Olympics, Berlin, Germany).
Rugby. Sports team ball game. The ball is oval. Quite a tough sport. There are several varieties with different rules – rugby-15, rugby-7, rugby-13.Rugby-7 is a candidate for inclusion in the Olympic program. Rugby was included in the official program of the Olympic Games from 1900 (II Summer Olympics, Paris, France) to 1924 (VIII Summer Olympics, Paris, France) four times.
Rock. This is an American variety of croquettes. This sport took part in the program of the Olympic Games once – in 1904 (III Summer Olympics, St. Louis, USA).
Rackets. Another name is rackets. This is a kind of tennis. The Olympic set of awards was played once – in 1908 (IV Olympiad, London, Great Britain).
Softball. This is a kind of baseball. The ball is larger here than in baseball, so it is easier to hit. Olympic softball competitions were held at four Olympics – from 1996 (XXVI Summer Olympics, Atlanta, USA) to 2008 (XIX Summer Olympics, Beijing, China). Along with baseball, softball is excluded from the Olympic Games program.
Along with the excluded sports, there are also sports that will appear in the near future, or have a chance to appear in the competition program Olympic Games and proudly be called an Olympic sport.
Lenta.ru report: 2013 World Cup: Sport: Lenta.ru
The Russian national team in the quarterfinals of the World Championship lost to the Americans with a score of 3: 8 and ignominiously took off from the last major pre-Olympic tournament. Lenta.ru correspondent also watched the defeat of the team along with 5,000 Russian fans who gathered at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki.
I had to get to Finland to finally make sure that hockey is not a game for Moscow hipsters, but for gas workers from Novy Urengoy, metallurgists from Magnitogorsk, oil workers from Tyumen.In any case, they were the ones who came to Helsinki to cheer for the Russian team, and in Finland they seem to have appreciated this: they greeted the fans from Russia very warmly. If there were no Russians, the hype tournament would not be much different from the world championship in some kind of bandy or lacrosse: not a single team (except for Finland, of course) had such support as Russia did.
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13:15 – May 16, 2013
Russia – USA
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Two hours before the match, the feeling might have arisen that the championship was being held in St. Petersburg, and several dozen people in blue and white sweaters were tourists from Finland. There were no American fans at the entrances to the Hartwall Arena, nor were they in the stands. Moreover, the stores sold the paraphernalia of all teams, except for the American one: there was a feeling that the United States had already been kicked out of the tournament for a long time and everyone had forgotten about them. To find at least one fan of the US national team, it took two breaks to scour the stadium cafes, but in them all the seats were occupied by Russians.The only American I found about the people in the stands said with slight irritation: “These Russians are everywhere.” There were no other reasons for irritation among the fans of the US national team on May 16.
Russian fans before the match were entertained by the Russian DJ, who probably went to the Leningrad rock club as a child. “Leningrad”, “Chizh”, “Splin”, “Chaif”, Garik Sukachev sounded in front of the arena at full volume. However, the Russians sang along languidly, reviving only on “Argentina – Jamaica, five-zero.”They had no idea that today they will have to feel like they are far from Argentines.
No one in the crowd expected not only defeat, but also defeat. “See you in Stockholm,” “Kovalchuk will score three today,” especially brightly painted fans, who gradually gathered around the arena, handed out predictions to the TV crew. Someone bragged about Ovechkin’s freshly received autograph, someone was photographed with a fan in a white-blue-red hat (“The main fan of Russia is now,” some envious passing by said mockingly), someone just drank beer.In general, as they say, nothing boded.
Ilya Kovalchuk and Alexander Ovechkin after the match with the US national team
Photo: Grigory Dukor / Reuters
Even after two missed goals at the beginning of the match, no one had any idea that the Russians could lose. How much Russian fans love their players, it was clear at least by the way they called them at home: on the court, if you listen to conversations in the stands, there was neither Ilya Kovalchuk, nor Ilya Nikulin, nor Alexander Radulov, nor Alexander Ovechkin – only Koval, Nikula, Radul, Sheep.
Due to the fact that the Russian fans were not sitting in one tribune, but were scattered throughout the arena, neither choral singing nor organized support of the fans was obtained. While on one side they tried to tighten “Yankee go home”, on the other they shouted “Russia, Russia!” Sometimes a woman with a very high voice shouted over everyone. “You are my hero,” she shouted, addressing Ovechkin.
When Svitov played one goal, the tribunes took it for granted. The fans were waiting for a real holiday to begin, but instead of it the Russians played a somewhat unique circus performance: our hockey team has never missed eight goals before and is unlikely to miss it ever in the coming years.
If during the first break the Russian fans were having a carefree amusement, then already in the second they were unrecognizable. “In defense *****, in speed ****, in power struggle ******”, one of the fans yelled into the phone, and this express analysis of the game seemed to be the most adequate reflection of the situation. During the unsuccessful second period, some fans tried to infuriate the US hockey players, coming close to the protective glass and shouting insults. True, their knowledge of the English language invariably let them down: after the first well-known abusive phrase in English, they experienced a shortage of the necessary words.”Yu … uh … shshit!” – in the end one of them was found.
In the middle of the third period it seemed that a little bit more and the Russian team will make a comeback that will go down in the history of the World Championships. As a result, the result of the match will go down in history – the reigning world champion hardly ever flew out of a tournament with such a bang.
The third period, when the Americans made fun of Semyon Varlamov, the teams played out in silence, more suitable for a lecture on philosophy than for a hockey match: on the upper tiers one could hear hockey players from the United States talking on the court.To the fans’ credit, it must be said that none of them left the stadium before the final siren, although the temptation to quickly escape to some quiet pub (they will have double or even triple earnings in Helsinki today) was probably everyone – to look at that how the pucks fly into the gates of the Russian national team, it became more and more unbearable.
Bryzgalov finished his performance at the tournament in the 39th minute – a whole period earlier than the rest of the team. His replacement Varlamov, as soon as he stepped out on the ice, began to literally radiate calmness, fighting some imaginary enemies to warm up.However, very soon the rivals found flesh and blood and the washers began to fly into Varlamov’s goal one after another. The Russian goalkeeper really saved the game only once, not allowing the score to be 3: 9.
Probably the easiest way would be to blame the goalkeepers for the defeat and make a couple of jokes in the text about the Stalinist Bryzgalov and not being called to the national team by Sergei Bobrovsky, but after I saw the faces of Bryzgalov and Varlamov in the mixed zone, it is simply impossible to do this. The expression “hit like a butt” was very suitable for describing both – it was evident that a little bit more and they were ready to either burst into tears, or even smash the walls of the Hartwall Arena with their clubs.Both spoke to the journalists very quietly – so quietly that on the recording from the dictaphone brought close to them, the words of the US striker Nate Thompson, who was giving interviews near the Russian goalkeepers, are more clearly heard.
Photo: Grigory Dukor / Reuters
Both Varlamov and Bryzgalov on duty said that they did not know what had happened and apologized for their game, but this time it was clear that the goalkeepers really wanted to apologize, they were really ashamed, their emotions truly sincere.In the same way, Ilya Kovalchuk was sincere, honestly saying: “We fucked up.” To achieve sincerity from the coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov was much more difficult. Only at the end of the press conference, he could not resist and turned to the journalists: “Do you think I’m not ashamed of me? I may be even more ashamed than you. I’ve never lost like that. ”
After today’s matches, the tournament will move to Stockholm, where the semi-finals and the final will take place. For Russian fans who have already bought tickets to the Swedish capital and booked hotels there, these will be sad matches: the shadow of defeat from the Americans will go to the stadium with them.All other reasons will have fewer reasons to recall the shameful defeat, but the fight with the Americans, like 3: 7 against the Canadians in Vancouver, will be a mandatory program of any serious conversation about preparing the team for the Sochi Olympics.
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