a person who participates in competitions
the status of belonging to a particular country
a person who takes part in or is skilled at some game
a minor match preceding the main event
The 18-time Olympic champion advanced to the semifinals of the 200-meter butterfly at the U.S. swimming trials Tuesday with the fastest time in the
US News (Jun 28, 2016)
a close observer; someone who looks at something
someone who supports or champions something
Now, she's a professional athlete, albeit still oozing charisma, and
are betting big bucks on her to succeed again.
US News (Jun 29, 2016)
fairness and courtesy in following the rules of a game
The players are indulging in a handshake of
, which will, of course, ensure impeccable behaviours.
The Guardian (May 8, 2016)
enduring strength and energy
the power to withstand hardship or stress
In recent history, when the Finals end with a for-it-all final showdown, the games are more battles of
than thrilling, free-flowing basketball.
Washington Post (Jun 19, 2016)
an ordered listing of scores or results showing the relative positions of competitors (individuals or teams) in a sporting event
an athlete who plays when a starter on the team is replaced
the scene of any event or action
a successful ending of a struggle or contest
The 18-time Olympic champion can punch his ticket to Rio on Wednesday with a
in the 200 fly final.
Reuters (Jun 29, 2016)
an athletic contest consisting of ten different events
Events for the
are part of the first two days, while the heptathlon events are set for Friday and Saturday.
Washington Times (Jun 8, 2016)
a light movable barrier that competitors must leap over in certain races
Sport: track and field
the sport of shooting arrows with a bow
a contestant that you are matched against
Put another way, how could such groups find so many people willing to die for their causes, while their
found so few?
Salon (Jun 29, 2016)
the act of jumping over an obstacle
Sport: gymnastics; track and field
of or relating to or featuring horseback riding
When horseback riding was the dominant mode of transportation,
shops were as common as fresh-pressed juice bars are today.
New York Times (May 20, 2016)
operating in unison
In the summer, there is synchronized swimming. In the winter, there is synchronized ice skating.
a race (especially in rowing) in which runners-up in the eliminating heats compete for a place in the final race
the contestant you hope to defeat
In the “weight over the bar” event,
can use only one hand to toss a 56-pound weight over a horizontal bar.
Seattle Times (Jun 28, 2016)
the official in a sport who is expected to ensure fair play
unfitness that bars one from participation in an activity
a handgrip that a gymnast uses when performing exercises
Jesse won gold in parallel bars, rings, vaulting table and
horse, silver in the high bar and bronze in floor exercise.
Washington Times (Jun 12, 2016)
(fencing) in a defensive stance
!" said his antagonist, throwing off his hat and putting up his weapon.
a counterattack made immediately after successfully parrying
It was the perfect
to anyone doubting his technique against the short ball and set the tone for a magnificent attacking century.
BBC (Nov 23, 2013)
an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return
She tucked into a roll, turned the impact into a
, and came up standing.
The Son of Neptune