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Tips for Improving Your Javelin Throw

Tips for Improving Your Javelin Throw

The sport of throwing the javelin has been around since the beginning of humankind. In ancient times, people used to hunt and kill animals using spears. Due to evolution, this skill has been transformed into a sport that is played by millions worldwide. Javelin is...

How to Be a Better Coach

How to Be a Better Coach

As a coach, you embody a teacher, a strategist, and a counselor for athletes. You are for your team and ensuring they are successful. Taking time for self-development can significantly impact your leadership, no matter what sport you coach. Here are five ways to...

The Importance of Sportsmanship

The Importance of Sportsmanship

Education is incomplete without sports, and it is also safe to say sports are incomplete without proper sportsmanship education. Nevertheless, the choice made by athletes to engage in sportsmanlike behavior depends mainly on how the sport is organized by everyone from...

Iconic Javelin Throwers Throughout History

Iconic Javelin Throwers Throughout History

The javelin throw is one of the oldest recognized sports on the Olympic field. It was incorporated into the Ancient Greek Olympic Games in early 700BC and has been around ever since. Naturally, that’s a lot of time to gather accolades and historical moments. Despite...

The History and Modern Makeup of the Javelin Throw

The History and Modern Makeup of the Javelin Throw

The javelin throw is one of the more unique sports to grace the fields at the Olympics. This sport, which is not normally celebrated as other more mainstream athletics are, stems from an interesting history, making it one of the earliest sports in the world. In ancient times, the javelin throw was a popular event inviting spectators to cheer on the strong and mighty athletes.