OLYMPICS PREVIEW: Judo

The hand-to-hand combat sport of Judo will feature 386 athletes participating in short rounds played in knockout format, with the winners on each round qualifying for the next; according to london2012.com, the official Olympic games website. THE GAME The sport of Judo is based on Jujitsu, a centuries old martial art form used by samurai, according to london2012.com. The combat sport was created in the late 19th Century and calls for...

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OLYMPICS PREVIEW: Badminton

One of the first games kicking off the 2012 Olympics will be Badminton, according to london2012.com, the official Olympic games website. A total of 172 athletes will compete on the court, in both singles and doubles matches. THE GAME Athletes play by hitting shuttlecocks back and forth across the court at speeds of 365 feet per second or more, according to london2012.com. Official shuttlecocks feature 16 feathers plucked from the left...

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OLYMPICS PREVIEW: Archery

Archery is a sport that goes back 10,000 years ago, when it was used for hunting and warfare. It was used for necessity then, but is now an intense sport that is played in over 140 countries, according to london2012.com. There has been a spike in interest of archery lately with the popularity of the “Hunger Games” book series and movie. The heroine, Katniss Everdeen, uses a bow and arrows extensively. According to the LA Times, “sales...

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Driving less helps students save money

Public transportation is a great way to save money. In California, simply driving somewhere is typically the most common way people use to reach their destinations. Freeways and highways stretch out across our state, most driveway have a car or two parked in it and the rising cost of gas affects just about everyone. Even though public transportation like buses, trolleybuses and especially carpooling might take some time to reach a...

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OLYMPICS PREVIEW: Shooting

Shooting, a sport that has been included in every summer Olympic games since the creation of the modern Olympics in 1896, will feature 390 competitors aiming for gold across 15 different shooting events using pistols and rifles or a shotgun, according to london2012.com, the official Olympic games website. THE GAME Competitors will face five pistol events, five rifle events and five shotgun events; each featuring a qualifying round and...

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