He Who Dares Wins
He who dares wins – a famous saying and the favorite one of Del Boy from ‘only fools and horses’, but above all it is true, you can’t win if you don’t try. Well, for people or teams who want to try there are many ways to compete, and here I’ll present to you the most famous and followed ones.
1. UEFA Champions League
I think there is no person who hasn’t ever heard about Champions League… Football of course! Let me just give some of the basic info for those who maybe don’t know it – this competition started about almost sixty years ago, actually in 1955 and it was arranged by Union of European Football Associations or shortly UEFA, for the best clubs of European countries. The first, original name of this competition was ‘European Champion Clubs’ Cup’ but it changed to today’s name in 1992. It is pointless to mention that this competition develops the same as any other, you have lots of teams in the beginning and of course the winner can be only one, so there are several stages of this tournament, when finally it comes to finals that is the most watched sport event in the world; every year there is about 178 million people watching this final match. Current champion is Barcelona, Spain.
2. NBA League
Basketball is as famous as footbal, and as well as in football, there are many competitions including basketball, but there can be only one which is the best and well-known – NBA League. This competition originated and is still played in the USA, but one of the teams taking part in it is from Canada. In this tournament, there are 30 clubs participating and last year’s or actual champions are Dallas Mavericks, and the team who won this tournament more times than any other club is called Boston Celtics – won the NBA 17 times!
3. Grand Slam Tennis Tournaments
There are 4 grand Slam tournaments – Australian open, Wimbledon, Roland Garros an US open and every one is played on different surface – like grass, clay… I’ll just give a short summary about one – Roland Garros. This tournament is held in early spring, and it is the only one on clay. Being the Grand Slam tournament, this one brings 2000 ranking points to the winner, both male and female, and they will have to defend their title the next year.This is the biggest and most watched event in France.
4. Formula 1
Hmm, racing! Formula One or F1, however you like it is definitely the biggest racing competition on te world. Of course it is not the only one but the most famous names of racing came from Formula 1. The whole world knows about Schumacher, Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen… Their racing is called Grand Prix, and the places known for the best tracks are in Monte Carlo (Monaco), Istanbul (Turkey), Yeongam (South Korea), Sepang (Malaysia), Montreal (Canada), Interlagos (Brazil) and a few more in Europe. These F1 cars are the fastest ones in the world and it is considered they can go faster than the speed of light!
5. Tour de France
A major event in bicycling, definitely! This competition lasts for more than a hundred years, the first one was in 1903, and it is not held just in France (as the name suggests) but in the surrounding countries as well. It is always held in July and lasts for 21 days. Of course, they’re not riding for all those days, I think they have two days or more of rest while they’re being transferred from one city to another. The first one is the one who wasted least time to ride through all of the stages.