Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Athletics Marathon Tickets

Athletics Marathon is a long-distance running event that is run as a road race generally. Standard distance for the marathon is 42.195 km (26 miles and 385 yards). International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) manages marathon worldwide.

The name Marathon comes from the legend of Pheidippides, a Greek messenger. The legend states that he was sent from the battlefield of Marathon to Athens to announce that the Persians had been defeated in the Battle of Marathon. The Greek historian Herodotus, the main source for the Greco-Persian Wars, mentions Pheidippides as the messenger who ran from Athens to Sparta asking for help, and then ran back, a distance of over 240 kilometres (150 mi)  each way. In some Herodotus manuscripts the name of the runner between Athens and Sparta is given as Philippides. 

Herodotus makes no mention of a messenger sent from Marathon to Athens, and relates that the main part of the Athenian army, having already fought and won the grueling battle, and fearing a naval raid by the Persian fleet against an undefended Athens, marched quickly back from the battle to Athens, arriving the same day.

When the idea of a modern Olympics became a reality at the end of the 19th century, the initiators and organizers were looking for a great popularizing event, recalling the ancient glory of Greece. This idea was heavily supported by Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympics, as well as the Greeks . The idea of organizing a marathon race came from Michel Bréal, who wanted the event to feature in the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens.

The marathon of the 2004 Summer Olympics revived the traditional route from Marathon to Athens, ending at Panathinaiko Stadium, the venue for the 1896 Summer Olympics.The women's marathon was introduced at the 1984 Summer Olympics (Los Angeles, USA) and was won by Joan Benoit of the United States with a time of 2 hours 24 minutes and 52 seconds.

London 2012 Olympic will witness Marathon event being run on Sunday 5 August 2012 and Sunday 12 August 2012 at The Mall, London. 2 medals will be up for grabs for athletes running in Marathon. Olympic Athletics Marathon Tickets are available on Sport Ticket Exchange for nominal price. Athletics fans can buy Athletics Marathon Tickets from Sport Ticket Exchange for reasonably priced. Sport Ticket Exchange fast and secure source for buying and selling sport tickets especially Olympic Tickets.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Athletics History and tickets

Athletic competitions in running, jumping, walking and throwing are amid the oldest of all games and their basis are primitive. Athletics contests were represented in the earliest Egyptian tombs in Saqqara, with illustrations of running at the Heb Sed festival and high jumping come into view in tombs from as early as of 2250 BC. The Tailteann Games were an ancient Celtic festival in Ireland, founded around 1800 BC. The original and only event at the first Olympics in 776 BC was a stadium-length running event known as the stadion. Athletics contests also took place at other Panhellenic Games, which were founded later around 500 BC.

The first modern style indoor athletics conferences were documented soon after in the 1860s, as well as a meet at Ashburnham Hall in London which trait four running contests and a triple jump contest. In 1880, the Amateur Athletic Association (AAA) was recognized in England as the first national organization for the game of athletics and started organizing its own yearly athletics contests the AAA Championships. The United States also started organizing an yearly national competition the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships which was first time held in 1876 by the New York Athletic Club.

The International Association of Athletics Federations which is the sport's governing body, classify athletics in five categories: track and field, race walking, road running, cross country running and mountain running. An athletics competition of men was incorporated in the first contemporary Olympic Games in 1896 and women's events were held in 1928.

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Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Olympic Athletics Introduction

Athletics is a collection of different sporting events including running, jumping, throwing and walking. All the competitions included in athletics don't need expensive equipments and are very simple, that’s why athletics is being considered as most commonly competed sports in the world. All athletics events are the oldest of all other sports.
Athletics has been regular part of Summer Olympic Game since 1896. Olympic Athletic 2012 will take place from 3rd August to 12 August 2012 at Olympic Stadium, London. Athletics game will see 2000 athletes contesting for 47 medals. Olympic Athletic Tickets are available on Sport Ticket Exchange at nominal rates.