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Which teams played in the "Blood in the Water" match at the Olympics in Melbourne in 1956?
Hungary vs USSR. By the start of the Olympics, the 1956 Hungarian Revolution had been suppressed by the Soviets, and many players saw the Olympics as a way to salvage pride for their country. After the extraordinarily violent game, many of Hungary team members sought asylum in the West. Hungary won 4:0.
How does the crew of the coxless four steer?
One of the crew member controls rudder with his foot. The rudder cable is attached to the shoe toe of one of the crew members. On international courses, landmarks for steersmen, consisting of two aligned poles, are provided.
Which sport is this?
Kitesurfing. Kiteboarding is a surface water sport combining aspects of wakeboarding, snowboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, skateboarding and sailing into one extreme sport. A kiteboarder harnesses the power of the wind with a large controllable power kite to be propelled across the water on a kiteboard similar to a wakeboard or a small surfboard, with or without footstraps or bindings.
What is the traditional way of celebrating a win in rowing regatta.
The coxswain is thrown into the water. The coxswain is not just steering, he is also responsible for organisation, tactics, motivation, and safety. In the event of a collision, the coxswain is accountable under maritime law as 'Master of the vessel'