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Open Aerobic exercises
Aerobic exercises

( ârō'biks ), [Gr.,=with oxygen], system of endurance exercises that promote cardiovascular fitness by producing and sustaining an elevated heart rate

Open Archery

Use of the bow and arrow, originally in hunting and warfare, now as a competitive sport. The world governing body is the International Archery

Open Athletes

The ancient world has left illuminating, albeit incomplete, records of its athletes. Inscriptions, monuments, and texts document who participated and

Open Badminton (Game)
Badminton (Game)

Racket game similar to lawn tennis but played on a smaller court and with a shuttlecock (a half sphere of cork or plastic with a feather or nylon

Open Baseball

Sports historians long ago discredited the legend that a Civil War general by the name of Abner Doubleday invented baseball as a boy in 1839 in rural

Open Basketball

game played generally indoors by two opposing teams of five players each. Basketball was conceived in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith , a physical


( bīăth'lŏn ), sport in which cross-country skiers race across hilly terrain, occasionally stopping to shoot, prone or standing as required, with

Open Bicycles

Pedal-driven two-wheeled vehicle used in cycling . It consists of a metal frame mounted on two large wire-spoked wheels, with handlebars in front and


winter sport in which a bobsled—a partially enclosed vehicle with steerable sledlike runners, accommodating two or four persons—hurtles down a course

Open Boxing

sport of fighting with fists, also called pugilism and prizefighting. Depicted on the walls of tombs at Beni Hasan in Egypt, dating from about 2000 to