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Today at gym, IPL was going on the treadmill screen that I had got on and that I saw cheerleaders and that then thought of reading more about them since the little IPL that I've seen including due to being very busy, I've mostly seen international girls and that some weeks ago a girl at a dance school in Delhi had asked the salsa dance teacher whether he could help her work at IPL as a cheerleader on which I had also told her that I could try to find for her on how she could perhaps do that but that we didn't interact since then because I haven't been able to go to that dance school since then including due to being very busy. 

It's awesome that we've international girls including due to reasons mentioned in the article and that I wish that besides from a few nations mentioned in the article, even girls from North America and other parts of Europe and also Asia come to India as cheerleaders! There're several things of value mentioned in the article I also wish that several Indian girls if they want to then get awesome opportunities like these including internationally to perform as cheerleaders at top sporting events! From the little cheer-leading that I've seen in IPL, I do think that much higher quality professionals can also be brought in since cheer-leading itself is a sport with a lot of advanced moves and sequences and that one can watch high quality cheer-leading videos online. I wish that IPL would help with the same including to help the interested girls in India to advance in this as a sport! Best! Shakti Saran

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DePaul track and field head coach Dave Dopek announced the men’s and women’s schedule for the 2011-12 outdoor seasons. With the indoor season already in progress, the Blue Demons can look forward to eight usual season outdoor competitions, their only home meet of the season. Following the end of the indoor season, DePaul travels to Tallahassee, Fla., for the Florida State Relays on March 23-24 before venturing to Cincinnati, Ohio, for the Oliver Nikoliff Invitational from March 30-31.

DePaul’s road swing then comes to halt on April 6 and 7 when the Blue Demons compete in the Chicagoland Championships hosted by the University of Chicago. The DePaul women are set to battle that Friday, April 6, while then compete on Saturday, April 7. On April 14, DePaul heads back on the road to Columbia, Mo., for the Tom Botts Invitational before frequent to Chicago to host the DePaul Invitational, held at Lane Stadium on April 21.

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Shot put - throwing and training tips

One of the best throwing events in track and fieldis shot put and it requires precise use of strength and technique. In order to perform well in this event, the athlete requires some disciplined training with fine points of improvement in techniques.

Training tips:

Cast Iron Shotput

  • Split your training session into three phases such as preparation, completion and competition

  • Do Plyometric training, medicine balls routine and fitness endurance training for one day a week.

  • Then practice full shot throws for several days a week and measure your progress and performance goals.

  • During the competition phase, split the routines such as full ball throwing into two days and core training into four days, medicine balls routines into two days and other two days rest from all training.

 Throwing tips:

Competition Iron Shot Put

It is a well known fact that good arms are essential for throwing shot puts, but many of us don’t know that a support from core and legs are also essential.

  • At a time, make a list of exercises to be performed and work with arms, core and legs. Core in sense the muscles around the stomach and back.

  • Hold the shot put in both the hands and start with the overhead drill. Between your legs in a swinging motion, bring the athletic gear and perform many throws during warm up session.

  • Then, move to the pivot drill and hold the shot put with elbow pointing out. Put majority of your weight on your dominant legs and keep that leg in front.

  • Do these drills regularly and practice four days a week. Atleast you need 24 hours of rest in between the practice sessions.

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List of Athletic Events which is going to be played in London Olympics 2012 as given below:



Swimming at the 2012 Olympics are planned to be held in London and it includes 34 different events.

List of events (distances in meters):

  • Freestyle: 50, 100, 200, 400, 800 (women), and 1500 (men);
  • Backstroke: 100 and 200;
  • Breaststroke: 100 and 200;
  • Butterfly: 100 and 200;
  • Individual Medley: 200 and 400; and
  • Relays: 4×100 free, 4×200 free; 4×100 medley
  • Marathon: 10 kilometers


Weight Lifting is an athletic event and in Olympics which participants effort a maximum-weight single lift of a barbell overloaded with weight plates.

List of events

  • Men's 105kg, 56kg, 62kg, 69kg, 77kg, 85kg, 94kg, +75kg
  • Women's 48kg, 53kg, 58kg, 63kg, 69kg, 75kg
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Track and field sports event

Let us start with the history of Track and Field Equipments. First race took place at the first Olympic festival in Rome in 776 B.C. All the track and field sports started with Olympics which takes place once in 4 years. Over the centuries new track competitions started taking place. In the beginning when Olympic festival was started it just had four track and field events like boxing, wrestling and foot races of varying length. It is heard that before eighteenth century track and field competitions occurred only in Olympics. After eighteenth century many schools and universities incorporated these events as daily exercise. Apart from Olympics the first track and field competition was held in oxford and Cambridge universities in 1864.

Some major track and field events are as follows:


Relay Event

Two types of relays are 4×100 meter relay and the 4×400 meter relay. 4×100 meters relay or sprint relay is an athletics track event run in lanes over one lap of the track with four runners completing 100 meters each. The 4×400 meters relay comprises of four runners in a lane where in each runner complete 400 meters or one lap.


Shot put

Shot put means putting a heavy metal ball as far as possible. Competitors take their throw from inside a circle 2.135 m in diameter, with a stop board which is approximately 4 inches high at the front of the circle. The distance is usually measured from the inside of the circumference of the circle to the nearest mark made by the falling shot in the soil.

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