Rugby Sevens is a fast-paced, exciting variant of traditional Rugby in which teams are made up of seven players, instead of the usual fifteen-a-side. The game consists of two seven-minute halves and is played on the same size field with many of the rules consistent with its predecessor. Sevens is a game that requires speed, skill, and strength and is played by rugby’s fastest and fittest athletes, both male and female.
In Greco-Roman wrestling, it is forbidden to intentionally grasp the opponent below the hips, to trip the opponent or to use the legs actively in executing any action. The aim of the match is to ‘pin’ your opponent or win by points.
In freestyle wrestling, it is permissible to grasp the legs of the opponent, to trip the opponent and to use the legs as well as the upper body in the execution of any action. The aim of the match is to ‘pin’ your opponent or win by points.
Weightlifting consists of two movements: the snatch and the clean and jerk. Athletes compete in categories according to their body weight. The goal is to execute a proper lift with as heavy as possible.
William Morgan invented volleyball in 1895 in Holyoke, Massachusetts. The rules evolved in the next few decades, with the “set” and “spike” introduced, then the “three hits” rule and the back row hitting guidelines. Volleyball was a demonstration sport at the 1924 Olympic Games and a full medal sport in 1964. It was a Pan American sport by 1955.
Beach volleyball is played on a 16m x 8m sand court. Two teams of two players hit the ball back and forth over the net, attempting to make the ball contact the sand in the opposing team’s court before the other team can return it.