Skiing in Jammu and Kashmir is a thrilling and exciting experience for any adventure enthusiast. The Ski Club of India was established in Gulmarg in 1927 [url=http://www.authentic49ersstore.com/49ers-Mike-Mcglinchey-Draft-Jersey/]49ers Mike McGlinchey Jersey[/url] , which is now considered as the ski paradise of India. Just 50 km from Srinagar, situated at an altitude of 2,730 m, Gulmarg changes its scenery from a flowery meadow to that of a small ski resort in winters. Ski-lovers from all over the country flock to the place because it is the only ski-resort in the mighty Himalayas where you can ski with a magnificent view of the Karakorams.
Around the middle of December, before the Christmas, the skiing season in Gulmarg usually commences, which continues till the middle of April. In January-February, 1998 the first National Winter Games of India were held at Gulmarg, for which the facilities of the skiing resorts were highly improved and upgraded. The resort had two Kasse Bohrer snow beating machines used for preparing skiing slopes, and five snowmobiles, which are used for going up the mountain. Good quality equipment, including skis, boots, sticks, gloves and goggles can be hire on the spot from the Government-run ski shop. There are also experienced instructors available for supervising the visitors. Gulmarg is ideally acceptable for learning skiing, as it is probably the cheapest ski resort in the world.
Gulmarg also offers heliskiing for winter sports lovers. It is Asia's only heliskiing resort and in fact after Canada, Kashmir is the best option for those inclined towards heliskiing. Heliskiing comprises of being dropped by a helicopter on the summit of a high, snow-covered peak and then skiing down the slopes. Heliskiing in Kashmir can be a breathtaking experience. Heliskiing is the ultimate winter sports thrill for the adventure sports lover. This extreme winter sport has some element of risk but the thrill experienced while indulging in heliskiing is said to be unequalled by any other winter sport.
Skiing can also be enjoyed at Patnitop, 112 kms from Jammu, Patnitop, famous hill resort, perched at an altitude of 2024 metres is a world best destination for ski lovers. Skiing courses are conducted at Patnitop in the months of January and February. During winter months there are introductory courses for touristsbeginners at gentle gradient slopes of Patnitop.
Boxing has been around longer than most would think, both as a sport and as a form of entertainment. It can be dated back to the antiquities where the beginning of sporting competitions was first referenced. There have been many punches thrown throughout the centuries, with many a bad intention behind them.
There is proof that the Greeks took part in boxing events. Of course, it was not referred to as boxing, but it was the first competitive fighting event where fighters wore gloves. They were not padded as we see in our more modern boxing matches. Rather, the gloves that were worn in ancient Greece were much simpler than what we see today. They were just simple, cloth wrappings around the hand, and that was it.
The first time the word boxing was used was not until the eighteenth century in England. The term boxing was derived to create a difference between competitive fighting, and fighting as a result of a problem between two or more people.
Currently, boxing as we know it, is a match between two people dressed in gloves, and proper protective gear. This may include a cup, a mouthpiece, and even padding around the head. There are very specific rules and goals to be followed in the ring where the boxing match occurs.
The boxers face each other in the ring for a number of rounds or until one boxer is knocked out before the other. There is a referee in the ring with the two boxers. His job is to make sure that all the rules are followed, and to insure that the match is conducted in a safe, sane manner.
Boxing has been primarily a man's sport, although there is evidence of female fighters as far back as the eighteenth century. It is still the case today; even though many more women are currently approaching it. What may be contributing to this is the changing reasons for engaging in the sport. It used to be solely a competitive sport rather than a leisurely one. Nowadays, people are taking interest in boxing for its physical benefits as a prime consideration.
Since the nineteenth century, boxing has stayed relatively the same. But we have seen the development of new and different competitive fighting organizations and sports. This has taken some practitioners away from boxing, as one has so many choices when looking to join a martial arts fighting league. There's Kung Fu, Judo, kickboxing, mixed martial arts fighting, wrestling, and many more to consider. What we have witnessed as a result is that far less people are choosing boxing, creating a decline in the number of competitive boxers out there.
What has not changed is boxing as a form of entertainment. Out of all fighting sports, boxing matches still bring in some of the largest audiences. Interest in matches hasn't waned much, even if interest in practicing the art is on the decline. Sadly, there have not been a lot of great champions in a while, capable of making people everywhere want to put on a pair of gloves and be a hero for a while. Where oh where is the next Mohammed Ali?
Andy Murray said Monday he was unlikely to play for defending champions Britain away to Serbia in this week's Davis Cup quarterfinals after winning his second Wimbledon title.
Murray, who beat Milos Raonic in straight sets in Sunday's Wimbledon final, said he would travel to Belgrade in any case to support the team, and would discuss his participation with captain Leon Smith.
"I spoke to Leon last night at the ball briefly," the world No.2 told a victory news conference at the All England Club.
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