The gravity defying sport of underwater hockey has gained a worldwide following — now a Hong Kong team is diving in as the game takes off in Asia.
Skijoring, which has its origins as a competitive sport in Scandinavia, has been adapted over the years to include a team made up of a rider and skier who must navigate jumps, slalom gates, and the spearing of rings for points. Leadville, Colorado, with an elevation of 10,152 feet (3,094 m), the highest incorporated city in North America, has been hosting skijoring competitions since 1949.
The next time you feel jealous of pro baseball players, remember this: They still have to do photo day. In major league camps in Florida and Arizona, that one bit of awkwardness you left behind in grade school remains a rite of spring.
If the third Saturday in May in Baltimore can be too hot for you, another horse racing spectacle, held over the weekend at a mountain resort in Switzerland, courts the opposite extreme, holding its meeting on a frozen lake.
Quarterback Tom Brady led New England to a come-from-behind win over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI in Houston. In Boston, Patriots fans took to the streets to celebrate Brady’s fifth ring.
Afghanistan’s first female wushu trainer, Sima Azimi, is training 20 Afghan girls aged between 14 – 20 at a wushu club in Kabul, after learning the sport while living as a refugee in Iran. Wushu is a sport derived from traditional Chinese martial arts.
A group of up-and-coming female boxers in Cuba want government support to form the island’s first women’s boxing team and help dispel a decades-old belief once summed up by a former top coach: “Cuban women are meant to show the beauty of their face, not receive punches.”