The general name for an arena where cyclists ride round and around on a banked track is a velodrome.
On top of that, each arena usually also has its own individual name.
The most all time medals won in Olympic equestrian events is 8 by Reimer Klimke of Germany (6 gold, 2 bronze), Isabell Werth of Germany (5 gold, 3 silver), and Anky van Grunsven of Netherlands (3 gold, 5 silver).
You need a helmet need to know how to ride a bike and carry a puncture repair kit with you at all times :)
For the 2008 Games in Beijing, the USOC had three official track training centers: 1) ADT Event Center Velodrome in Carson, CA
2) Lehigh Valley Velodrome in Trexlertown, PA
3) 7-Eleven Velodrome in Colorado Springs, CO A BMX training facility was opened in January, 2008 at the US Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA.
It was introduced to the summer Olympics in 1896
Cycling has been competed since the first Modern Olympic Games in 1896. There were six cycling events in 1896:
1/3 km time trial, 2,000 meter sprint, 10,000 meters, 100 kilometers, 12 hour endurance race, and individual road race.
If it jives with the look of the bike, I'd say your bike was made in January 1980 based on the info below: For Fuji bikes:
SERIAL NUMBERS 1980-1987*:
Serial number format WXYZZZZZ where;
W = a letter, presumably indicating a Fuji facility or contractor. To date, samples have included F, I , J, K & S.
X = a letter, indicating the calendar month of manufacturer (A = January, B = February, C = March, etc)
Y = a number, indicating the last digit of the calendar year of manufacture (0 = 1980, 1 = 1981, 2 = 1982, etc.)
ZZZZZ = a five digit number sequence, probably indicating frame number during month
Example: FB125349 indicates the 25,349th frame manufactured during February 1981.
*The serial number format may extend beyond 1980-1987, in either direction, but to date, data samples lie within this range.
Cycling was first competed at the first Modern Olympics in 1896 in Athens.
The first road race was held in the 1896 games in Athens
Cycling made its debut at the 1896 Olympics in Athens. The first race was a 100 kilometer race held on a track 1/3 km long. Leon Flameng of France won the gold medal in a time of 3:08:19.2.
No one really knows. In all probability, as soon as there was more than one bike around someone said "I bet I can get to the church from here faster than you" and competitive cycling was born.
Olympic standard velodromes may only measure between 250 m and 400 m, and the length must be such that a whole or half number of laps give a distance of 1 km. Others range from 133 m to 500 m, although 250m is the most popular and the length used in major events.
The equipment needed for cycling includes a bike. You will also need the proper work out clothing to exercise in.
Mountain biking was contested at the 2008 Games ... it was called 'Cross Country'. The gold medal winners were Julien Absalon of France in the men's division and Sabine Spitz of Germany in the women's division.
This depends on the discipline. Thoroughbred racehorses are backed, or taught to wear a saddle, as yearlings and raced as two-year-olds. Most people frown on this because it causes the horses to wear up and die young. Dressage, show jumping, eventing etc. requires more intensive training, and a seven or eight year old horse is only at the beginning of his career. (By this age a successful racehorse would have been retired from racing and used exclusively for breeding for several years). Haute ecole, or high school, horses must be trained for even longer. These 'performing horses' are not often competed with and are usually seen in public demonstrations of horsemanship. The most famous haute ecole establishment is the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, responsible for making Lipizanners famous. Difficult dressage manouvres such as the piaffe, capriole and levade take many years to teach to a horse, and haute ecole horses only start performing around age 13.
Great Britain won 5 gold medals at the 1992 Summer Games in Barcelona:
1) Sally Gunnell - women's 400 meter hurdles
2) Linford Christie - men's 100 meter dash
3) Chris Boardman - men's 4000 meter individual pursuit cycling
4) Steven Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent - men's coxless pairs rowing
5) Jonny Searle, Greg Searle, and Garry Herbert - men's coxed pairs rowing
well the stuff that poped in my head is they use heavy balls, tennis rackets, pingpong bats, baseball bats, skying thingy well and that's all
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Bicycle racing started out as road races, and that has remained fairly recognizable over the years. People ride faster, team tactics have become more developed but that's the main points about road racing.
Then there was the track racing, the single events(time trial) as opposed to the group events that sprung out of road riding.
But as the bike developed into several specialized versions (BMX, MTB etc) these too developed their own forms of competitions.
A good track cyclist can reach about 60 KMH, 37-38 MPH.
the qualities to be an Olympic athlete are strength,power,speed,balince
It is the sport of Olympic cycling. Long distance races include road cycling and cross-country cycling.
I will not swear this is all of them. All track cycling events at the 1984 Games were for men only so that is why more men are listed than women.
Kristin Inga Thompson
If the question is who is the best "ever" cyclist - answer would be Eddie Merckx.
If the question is who is the best Today - the question is who is cycling World Champion
This is a lazy question, badly written, do some research, if you just want to know personalities stick to TV, develop an interest and you shall broaden your mind and possibly find a real interest.
Last bit, who is the greatest cycling self publicist? - Lance Armstrong, don't misunderstand me Lance is a great cyclist, just not the best.
wiered helmets, body padding, and leg padding.
He went to George Watson's. A good school
Oh, there are plenty. Question can't be answered unti you specify under which conditions you want the record:
- unassisted, over one hour, on something like a "standard" road bike
- unassisted in a human powered vehicle (a recumbent with a streamlined body)
- unassisted, downhill
- riding in the wake of a pace car
Yes, Chris Hoy married Sarra Kemp in 2010.