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Sports FAQs

Listed here are FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) from the World of Sports.

1.What are adventure sports?

Adventure sports are sports activities which contain the thrill of an adventure and take place outdoors. Hence, adventure sports are also known as outdoor sports.

Enjoying most adventure sports activities requires the use of specialised sports equipment and sports gear for safety and comfort.

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2.Name some popular adventure sports activities in Ireland.

Some of the popular adventure sports activities in Ireland are as follows:

  • Bungee Jumping, Trekking and Mountain Biking

  • Airsoft Sports, Paintballing and Adventure Camping

  • Wind Surfing, Wakeboarding and Water Skiing

  • River Kayaking, Canoeing and Sailing

  • Power Kiting, Paddle Surfing and Power Gliding

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3.What type of a sport is airsoft?

Airsoft is a tactical, combat community sport in which players carry imitation firearms with paint bullets as ammunition; hence, Airsoft is also known as Paintball.

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4.What are the different game formats in airsoft and paintball?

Airsoft and paintball have a variety of game formats. Some of the popular airsoft game formats are as follows:

  • Airsoft League Format

  • Paintball Tournament Format

  • Professional Team Format

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5.What are community sports activities?

Community sports activities are sports activities which are organised by the local sports community or sports society.

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6.Name some popular community sports activities in Ireland.

Some of the popular community sports activities in Ireland are as follows:

  • Walking, Jogging and Running

  • Martial Arts Sports Activities like Judo, Karate, Boxing and Kung-Fu

  • Cycling, Swimming and Racing

  • Yoga, Pilates and Physical Fitness Training

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7.What are corporate sports events?

Corporate sports events are referred to as team sports events which are organised by companies to encourage team building capabilities in employees and support business objectives.

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8.Name some popular corporate sports activities in Ireland.

Some of the popular corporate sports activities in Ireland are as follows:

  • Running, Jogging and Cycling

  • Archery, Airsoft and Paintballing

  • Mountain Biking and Trekking

  • Hang Gliding and Bungee Jumping

  • Karting and Racing

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9.What are martial arts?

Martial arts are referred to as countermeasure combat sports which are aimed at cultivating a person's self-defence.

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10.Name some popular martial arts activities in Ireland.

Some of the popular martial arts activities in Ireland are as follows:

  • Boxing, Kickboxing and Taekwondo

  • Judo, Karate and Kung-Fu

  • Mixed Martial Arts and Wrestling

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11.What are motorsports?

Motorsports is the name given to the group of sports events which involve the use of motorised sports vehicles for racing or competition.

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12.Name some popular motorsports racing events in Ireland.

Some of the popular motorsports racing events in Ireland are as follows:

  • Motorsport Racing and Kart Racing Events

  • Rallycross and Rally Racing

  • Sporting Trails, Trails Navigation and Hillclimb Sprints

  • Touring Cars and Historic Racing

  • Autocross and Autotest Motorsport Competitions

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13.What is pilates?

Pilates is a physical fitness activity which helps build flexibility and increases physical coordination in conditioning your body.

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14.Name some popular pilates fitness exercises which are practised in Ireland.

Some of the popular pilates fitness exercises which are practised in Ireland are as follows:

  • Diaphragmatic Breathing, Chest Lifts, Chest Stretch Exercises

  • Leg Lifts, Leg Kicks and Leg Stretch Exercises

  • Exercise Bands Workouts, Exercise Ball Workouts and Classic Mat Exercises

  • Also: Rolling like a ball

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15.What is fitness training?

Fitness training refers to physical training which is aimed at improving a person's strength, flexibility and stamina for greater success in sports activities.

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16.Name some popular fitness training exercises in Ireland.

Some of the popular fitness training exercises in Ireland are as follows:

  • Push-ups, Sit-ups and Squats

  • Bench Press, Leg Press and Shoulder Press Exercises

  • Jogging, Running and Sprinting

  • Yoga, Pilates and Dance Class Routines

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17.What are running sports?

Running is a physical fitness activity which increases the metabolism in a running person's body.

Choice of running shoes plays a good factor in determining the effectiveness of running.

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18.Name some popular running sports activities in Ireland.

Some of the popular running sports activities in Ireland are as follows:

  • Marathons, Triathlons and Decathlons

  • Trail Running, Cross-Country Running and Adventure Running

  • Track Running, Beach Running and Park Running

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19.What are racquet sports?

Racquet sports are sports activities which are played using racquets by hitting a ball or shuttle over a net. Racquet sports can be played as either singles, between 2 players or doubles, between 4 players.

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20.Name some popular racquet sports activities in Ireland.

Some of the popular racquet sports activities in Ireland are as follows:

  • Lacrosse

  • Tennis

  • Badminton

  • Squash

  • Table Tennis

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21.What are summer camps?

Summer camps are summer training programs for young people which are conducted during the summer season.

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22.Name some popular summer camping activities in Ireland.

Some of the popular summer camping activities in Ireland are as follows:

  • Outdoor Adventure Camping

  • Community Sports Training

  • Summer Computer Camps

  • Summer Sports Coaching

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23.What are winter sports?

Winter sports are sports activities which are played on snow or ice during the winter season.

Participating in winter sports activities requires specialised winter sports equipment and winter sports enthusiasts wear warm clothes and use winter sports gear.

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24.List out some popular winter sports activities.

Some of the popular winter sports activities are listed as follows:

  • Curling

  • Ice Hockey

  • Recreational and cross-country skiing

  • Ice Skating

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25.What are summer sports?

Summer sports are sports events and activities which are played during the summer season.

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26.Name some popular summer sports activities in Ireland.

Some of the popular summer sports activities in Ireland are as follows:

  • Running, Cycling and Athletics

  • Tennis, Badminton and Lacrosse

  • Wind Surfing, Wakeboarding and Sailing

  • Gaelic Football, Hurling for Men and Camogie for Women

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27.What is yoga?

Yoga is a form of exercise which aims to balance one's physical, mental and spiritual strength.

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28.Name some popular yoga training postures.

Some of the popular yoga training postures in Ireland are as follows:

  • Standing Yoga Postures

  • Seated Yoga Postures

  • Prone Yoga Postures

  • Supine Yoga Postures

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29.What is sports advertising?

Promoting sports events, sports classes or sports activities by means of various media is called sports advertising.

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30.Name some popular forms of sports advertising in Ireland.

Some of the popular forms of sports advertising in Ireland are as follows:

  • Sponsoring Sports Associations

  • Sponsoring Sporting Events

  • Sponsoring Sporting Teams

  • Sponsoring Individual Athletes

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31.What type of sport is badminton?

Badminton is a shuttle sport which is played indoors, using racquets.

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32.What type of sport is handball?

Handball is a team sport in which teams pass and bounce a ball with the aim of scoring a goal.

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33.What is a hat trick?

A hat trick is said to occur when three consecutive goals are scored in a single game of sport.

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34.When does a tie situation arise?

A tie situation arises when one or more participants in a sports competition have equal scores.

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35.What type of sports competition is a decathlon?

A decathlon is an athletic sports competition consisting of ten events which includes sprinting, hurdling, running, jumping and throwing events over a span of two days.

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36.What are the sports events which make a decathlon?

The ten sports events which make a decathlon are:

  • 100 metres Running Race

  • 400 metres Running Race

  • 1500 metres Running Race

  • 110 metres Hurdles

  • Long Jump

  • Shot Put

  • Pole vault

  • Discus Throw

  • Javelin Throw

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37.What type of sports gear is a helmet?

A helmet is type of sports gear which offers protection to the wearer's head.

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38.What type of swimming stroke is a backstroke?

A backstroke is a swimming stroke which is swum on one's back. In a backstroke, the swimmer rotates his arms through the water as to propel the swimmer backwards.

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39.What type of sport is archery?

Archery is a type of sports in which archers practice the of shooting a target, using arrows with a bow.

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40.What is a sports association?

A sports association is an affiliation with the setup and organisation of a sports event.

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