Ice Hockey

How elaborated is ice hockey? (Part 2)

Today, ice hockey thrives in width and depth. The most common is still in geographic regions cold enough to form a seasonal ice layer with perfect hardness such as Canada, Czech Republic, Latvia, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the region is located in the Northern latitude of the United States.

Some countries like Canada and other European countries officially choose ice hockey as their national winter sport. Professional tournaments in North America such as the American Professional League (NHL), the Women’s Federation in Canada (CWHL) are becoming increasingly popular, attracting tens of thousands of people to the field, hundreds of thousands of followers. via television and just as pervasive as football.

Difficult, not eye-catching but still attractive

Most hockey players share the same perception that skating skills account for more than 50% of success. Traveling on a special shoe (similar to roller skates but without the wheels on the sole of the shoe instead of a metal slice) requires the player to have excellent balance.

For movement skills to reach the “upper level” players need to go through a long process from observation, training to practice often with a strong determination.

Seen from outside, hockey is not a sport that leaves a beautiful image. A group of players scramble a tiny disk, the messy clashes on the field sometimes make viewers feel frustrated and boring. That is not to mention the extremely high direct opposition that many people fear injury problems. However, once in the “insider” position, those “negative” comments will immediately reverse.

Usually, every sport requires special skills in specific parts. For example, football needs the dexterity of the feet, basketball and table tennis are more inclined to special skills from the hands, etc. With hockey on the player, the player must exercise the whole body and need to know how to coordinate smoothly. between the aforementioned parts.

Ice Hockey

How elaborated is ice hockey? (Part 1)

If football was dubbed the “King” sport of the Summer Olympics, then Ice Hockey would occupy a similar position during the Winter Olympics. Ice hockey has been the favorite sport in many countries such as the UK, the US, Canada, etc. Let’s learn something about this elaborated sport!

Long-standing origin

There are many theories about the birth of hockey, but so far most people still believe that the sport comes from a game in ancient Greece called “keritizein”. From the end of the eighteenth century, hockey was gradually improved by the British until it became a unified whole as it is now.

According to the regulations of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), the standard game field must meet the basic requirements of size 60.98x30m. The rules are quite simple with each team of 6 players using skateboards (made of wood, aluminum or synthetic plastic) to hit the ball into the opponent’s net.

The match lasts 60 minutes and is divided into 3 innings without recess. The team that takes the ball more into the opponent’s net will win. The big difference between hockey and football is that there is no time limit and number of substitutions per match. The half-time break lasts from 15 minutes 30 seconds to 17 minutes.

First appeard at the Summer Olympics

Ice hockey first appeared in Summer Olympics 1920 in Belgium. The test was then completely transferred to the winter sports system starting from the 2004 Winter Olympics and defaulted until the last Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia in 2014.

Seven countries including Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden and the United States are considered the great powers of ice hockey in the Olympic arena. In the men’s content only 6/64 medals do not belong to one of the seven countries mentioned above.

On the women’s playing field, the medal competition in the Olympics and the World Championship is always the battle of this group of “giants”, the gold medal is always a competition of both Canadian and American teams.


Joshua: ‘The championship match must take place in 2020’

Having received four heavyweight boxing belts, Anthony Joshua aims to acquire the missing WBC belt.

“The heavyweight championship match must take place in 2020. We are in the same weight class, again in the same generation. All want to go down in history, especially Deontay Wilder, because he has a The last title I want to own, “said Anthony Joshua during the” Zoe Ball Breakfast Show “on BBC Radio 2.

Joshua intended to be the absolute champion in 2019, but the loss to Andy Ruiz on June 1 changed the plans of the British boxer. The 30-year-old boxer had to wait until the end of last week to reclaim the four title belts lost at the rematch.

Meanwhile, Wilder – who owns the WBC championship belt – is also eager to compete with Joshua but has not agreed on the terms of the bonus.

The American boxer wanted to fight at home, and was willing to meet the $ 50 million prize money for Joshua, but the British opponent disagreed. Wilder was forced to compete with Tyson Fury, Dominic Breazeale and Luis Ortiz in the meantime.

“I think we should create a real heritage by 2020. It will be a match like ‘The Lord of the Rings’ (Joshua pun, taking the name of a movie with the word” ring “, also means the ring),” Joshua continued.

The heavyweight boxing championship match, if it takes place, will be held in the second half of 2020. Wilder and Fury now have a rematch on February 22, 2020. Joshua will play against the designated boxer of WBO (Oleksandr Usyk) or of IBF (Kubrat Pulev). In it, Usyk has just climbed to the super heavy category. He used to hold four cruisers WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO.

Let’s looking forward to the championship match in 2020 of this great boxer.


Coach Ancelotti can return to the Premier League

After being sacked by Napoli, it is likely that Carlo Ancelotti will return to England to continue the training.

According to Sky Sports sources, Everton is jumping into talks with coach Ancelotti. After a 2-5 loss to Liverpool in the Premier League, the team sacked coach Marco Silva and brought Duncan Ferguson to the temporary. In the near future, the former coach of Goodison Park, David Moyes can sit in the hot seat here until the official captain.

Arsenal is also very interested in coach Ancelotti. However, the Emirates Stadium team has not made a concrete move yet. After dismissing Unai Emery, the “Gunner” is being led by former player Freddie Ljungberg.

If he becomes the coach of either team, Ancelotti will return to England once. Previously, he was at Chelsea in 2009-2011. He and “The Blues” won 3 titles including Premier League, FA Cup and Super Cup of England.

On 11/12, coach Ancelotti was sacked after Napoli’s 4-0 victory over Genk in the Champions League. This was a decision made after a series of days of conflict between the Italian strategist and the team president, Aurelio De Laurentiis.

Previously, Carlo Ancelotti was sacked after Napoli’s 4-0 win

The Napoli leadership made a decision to fire coach Carlo Ancelotti right after the Italian team won 4-0 against Genk in the Champions League on the morning of December 11.

“Napoli decided Ancelotti is no longer the first team coach. The friendship and mutual respect between him and Chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis is still intact”, Napoli wrote on the club’s official social network.

This decision is easy to understand, because Napoli internal instability in recent years. President Laurentiis forced the team to stay in the hotel or training ground of Napoli from after the Champions League match to facing Genoa in Serie A.

The reason is that Napoli has not had a good record in recent times. They did not win the last 3 rounds. Chairman Laurentiis thought that was an opportunity for the team members to understand each other better. However, the players and coach Ancelotti do not agree with this. Things were even more tense when many Napoli fanatics attacked the family of players.

According to The Guardian, it is likely that Gennaro Gattuso, former AC Milan coach, will sit in the hot seat that Ancelotti left. Meanwhile, Ancelotti is said to have spoken to Arsenal.

On the morning of December 11, Napoli won 4-0 against Genk at home, thereby becoming the second group of Group E and in the knockout round of this tournament.