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First Athletic Supporters Event

Athletic Supporters will hold it’s first event come October in South Korea. We are expecting a nice turn-out and will provide an educational message to support volunteering and conservation causes through athletics. Stay tuned as we will provide more information about the event.

Brazil Among Us

In order for things to change an idea needs to be made, accepted and challenged.

Rio–Wikipedia

The world over has made a case to put environmental policies on the back burner. Numerous political powers are insinuating that the ‘time of change is upon us’—only to backhand these comments and the people who eagerly await. Countries such as Brazil encourage others to contribute and to do their part. However, when the time comes for strides to continue; the political and powerful shy away.

Brazil is the front runner on successful environmental policies. However, and according to www.countrystudies.us, “the government has not, on the whole, been effective in controlling damage to the environment.” Their policies have been favored, but have not necessarily taken control of their potential failures. Continue reading

Conservation Poll

Site Update: From the Editor

In an effort to keep originality, I have decided to focus more on content rather than amount of posts. Rather than posting content for the sake of content, I am going to focus more on interviews, site design and originality.

Before I decided to run this site, I had accumulated a few months worth of interviews and writings and was pleased with the message: volunteering and conservation awareness through athletics. 

I felt that the postings I had contributed greatly represented what was current and provided an impact. I even had time to interview those around the athletic world that represented what Athletic Supporters were all about. However, my personal workload has increased (Have Done Will Do and Say Kimchi News) and the recent postings have slid a bit.

In order to fully provide interesting information, I have decided to scale back on the amount of posts and focus more on the content of the posts. This means that Athletic Supporters will be able to provide more interviews, more investigative writings, more current information and everything exciting.

Enjoy the changes as this will guarantee a more fulfilling website.

 

ChessBoxing

A popular sport amongst athletes and bookworms alike in London is the new sport called ChessBoxing. The idea here is that the individuals have to push themselves mentally and physically and at the same time. The participants undergo a strenuous physical round of fighting, and then immediately line-up against their competitor to engage in a game of chess.

Imagine competing in a round of boxing, physically exhausted, only to pursue a mind numbing game of chess immediately after. This is the self-proclaimed ‘ultimate experience.’

While the game sounds self-explanatory, the experience is definitely not.

Tribute

Officially, boxing started as a match between two men, 3 minute rounds, gloves and a bout until the ‘finish’. The first official fight, credited by many historians, was between James Corbett, also known as ‘Gentleman Jim’, and John L. Sullivan. Though Sullivan was much more impressive in stance, ‘Gentleman Jim’ proved that lofty footwork and supreme hands could overcome a bigger, overpowering man. In the 21st round, James put down Sullivan and proved that skill overcomes.

 

Though there were many bouts before this, this fight opened the door for modern era boxing.

Fight one more round. When your feet are so tired that you have to shuffle back to the center of the ring, fight one more round. When your arms are so tired that you can hardly lift your hands to come on guard, fight one more round. When your nose is bleeding and your eyes are black and you are so tired that you wish that your opponent would crack you one on the jaw and put you to sleep, fight one more round – remembering that the man who always fights one more round is never whipped.” –Gentleman Jim