A 25 meter pool is also called a short course pool.
A 50 meter pool is also called a long course pool.
A bear hug is a hold where your arms are wrapped around the opponent.
A bounce pass is when a player passes the ball by bouncing it off the floor.
A chess game may last up to several hours.
A chessboard consists of light squares and dark squares.
A cross is a power punch.
A fouled player should be examined even though he seems to be all right.
A groomer improves the surface of the slope.
A jab is a fast long range punch.
A killer pass and a goal!
A leg lock is a more difficult technique than arm lock.
A pass through the air is called a dry pass.
A safety inspection of the stadium should prevent casualties.
A suplex is a way to unbalance your opponent.
A team playing with fewer skaters is short handed.
A time trial is an attempt to beat the time.
After the back walkover she continued with a piruette and a cartwheel.
Agility is a crucial skill in boxing.
All players have to wear shin pads and protective gloves.
An attacking player can not enter beyond the 2 meter line without a ball.
An overhead pass is an important passing technique in basketball.
Approach angle is a crucial aspect of high jump.
Are bullfights a sport or a relict of the past?
Arenas are designed for indoor sports.
Assist is a pass leading directly to a goal.
Bobby George is a darts pundit.
Body-checking is a harsh way to defend.
Boxing or taekwondo only allow clinching for a very short time.
Bryant scored from a jump shot.
by the way
Can I help you?
Can I speak to ...?
Can I take a message?
Carrying is a violation of rules in basketball.
Celtics outscored Lakers.
centre of gravity
change of direction
checking from behind
Checking from behind is considered a foul in ice hockey.
Chess strategy is concerned with setting up goals in the game.
Chess tactics is concerned with gaining advantage through several moves.
Chest pass is another way of passing the ball in basketball.
clean and jerk
Clean and jerk is one of the Olympic weightlifting disciplines.
clean and press
clear the bar
Commercialisation of names results in frequent renaming.
Coordination is a key aspect of taekwondo.
Could you repeat that please?
Could you spell that please?
Could you take a message?
Did you see my elbow pads?
Did you see the last horse race at the hippodrome?
Do indoor sports require a lot of strength and stamina?
Do you know how to execute a leg lock?
Dribbling along the sideline the striker suddenly saw an opportunity.
Each lane has its inspector of turns.
Each player has got eight pawns at the beginning.
Each player has sixteen pieces.
Fearlessness is one of the goals in taekwondo.
Fire extinguishers are placed in the corridors.
First came the press handstand and then quickly a split leap and split jump.
five meter line
Free throws are executed from the 5 meter line.
Front row attack is more common.
Gladiator games in the circus are past now.
He bounced under the hoop.
He cleared the bar ten millimetres above the record.
He hit the triple ring right at the beginning.
He knocked his opponent down and the judge started counting.
He performed a Tsukahara with a double full twist.
He practices with a 30 kg barbell.
He was taken down in the second round.
He wet passed the ball into the hole.
He's not very good at long distance running.
Her acceleration is incredible.
Hold the line, please.
Holding and pushing are common fouls.
Hooligans demolished the club house.
How many weight plates do you want?
I go to the gym twice a week to increase my endurance.
I have a pie with red and black segments.
I have a red racing suit.
I have a sparring session this afternoon.
I have to change my skate blades.
I play darts every Friday.
I play for Lakers as a centre.
I prefer open water swimming.
I was exhausted at the end of the race.
I'll get back to you later
I'm calling about ...
I'm calling from ...
Ice hockey is a full contact sport.
Ice hockey players often suffer from concussions.
If there is a lack of snow it is possible to use snow guns.
Improving your body flexibility is crucial in taekwondo.
In clinch fighting combatants are fighting in stand-up position.
In free relay contestants can choose their style.
In Greco-roman wrestling combatants are fighting unarmed.
In medley competition swimmers use all swimming styles.
infrastructure of the stadium
Initial moves are often made with pawns.
inspector of turns
International Weightlifting Federation
It is allowed to push players against the boards.
It is required by the rules of ice hockey to wear protective equipment.
It's difficult to run barefoot.
Jordan finished his drive with a slam dunk.
judge of stroke
Keep your ankles rigid.
Killer is a dart knock-out game.
Leadership is an ability practised in taekwondo.
long course pool
long distance running
Maintain the proper posture!
Maradona's handball was not penalised.
middle distance running
Middle distance running races are up to 3000 m.
Movable fields are part of some stadiums' infrastructure.
My dart got stuck in the bull.
Neck protector prevents injuries of the neck.
Nice strike from an open space on the left.
One moment, please.
One of their defenders collapsed to the ground behind the goal line.
open water swimming
Our striker was moving quickly towards the centre circle.
Pawns can only move forward to an unoccupied square.
Players often injure each other with their elbows.
Power lifting is not an Olympic discipline.
Real Madrid has great strikers.
reverse charge call
Rooney's header gets his team the victory.
Rules are usually enforced by three to four referees.
Running is a way of moving rapidly on foot.
Sambo is a Russian martial art.
Scissors are one of the high jump styles.
Self-development is a key aspect of taekwondo.
Self-perfection is one of the goals in taekwondo.
She did the split jump with a turn and dismounted by a tuck front sommersault.
She dug the ball at the last possible moment.
She goes jogging every day.
She is capable of finishing the race under five minutes.
She performed the roundoff passed to the flic-flac and went on with a double back pike sommersault.
She shot the ball through the top of a hoop.
She was having a rest in the neutral corner.
She won seven legs, but it was not enough to win the match.
Shin guards are part of a footballer's gear.
short course pool
Shoulder pads are a part of the protective equipment.
Slush often occurs in spring.
Some competitions start in shallow water.
split leap with changed leg
straddle pike jump
straddling their legs
Stretching is a way of preparing for a race.
Super G is considered a speed competition not technical.
super giant slalom
Superior position is considered an advantage in wrestling.
Support, drive and recovery are three phases of the running leg.
That was a killer sequence of punches.
The 60 meters indoor is a common track running event.
The athletes get ready for a race in the field house.
The attack line is at 3 metre distance from the net.
The baseball match at the city ballpark was incredible!
The basic pin fall is called the cross press.
The bishop is allowed to move diagonally.
The bottom is sometimes uneven.
The centre of the target is called the bullseye.
The clean and press is a weight training exercise.
The coach was shouting at the team.
The coin-toss takes place on the centre spot.
The crossbar made a hollow sound.
The Dutch were awarded a free kick.
The fans in block E cheered.
The fire brigade arrived on time.
The first quarter is over.
The game clock stopped again.
The goal of high jump is to get over the horizontal bar.
The goalkeeper dived towards the left goalpost.
The half marathon belongs to the road running races.
The human body floats better in a wet-suit.
The judge of stroke observes the style of the contestants.
The king is the most valuable piece.
The knight has an L shaped style of moving.
The last throw-in took place right next to the corner flag.
The left hook KOed his opponent.
The most skilful players are drafted.
The names of some stadiums are commercialised.
The NBA draft takes place every year.
The new points system for Artistic gymnastics was put into play in 2006
The overall time is what counts.
The passing lane is an open space which allows players to pass the ball.
The powerful counter-punch calmed Lewis down.
The purpose of the game is to score a goal.
The queen combines the movements of the rook and the bishop.
The rook cannot move diagonally.
The scorer was running around the field.
The serving was rather harsh.
The setter passed the ball to the spiker.
The snatch is one of the two Olympic weightlifting events.
The space in front of the goal is called a hole.
The target is placed at eye-level for a 180cm tall person.
The team rotates clockwise.
The underarm pass is one of the techniques of passing in volleyball.
The wolf hop was followed by a back walkover.
There are more avalanches in the spring.
There are seven competitors in starting blocks.
There is nothing like a view from the skybox.
There isn't much protection gear in water polo.
There were high numbers on the scorecards.
These shoes absorb shocks quite well.
They launched a counter-attack as soon as they could.
They usually play with two midfielders.
They were locked for several seconds.
This attitude is not beneficial for your future career.
This barbell is certified by the International Weightlifting Federation.
This boring game ended up in a draw.
This diet will increase your muscle mass.
This is a violation of the rules.
This set consists of 30 chin-ups and 15 push-ups.
to be worth
to cater for
to check in
to check out
to consist of
To drive means to penetrate through the defence.
to get through
to hang up
to hold on
to pick up
to put through
to switch off
to take off from the springboard
track and field
Track and field also involves high jump and sprint.
Trail running requires specially designed shoes.
Tripping is considered a foul in boxing
two meter line
Volleyball is my passion.
Watch your centre of gravity.
Water polo match is divided in four periods.
We were winning at half-time.
Wet-suits are allowed at open water swimming events.
What is the coach to wrestler ratio in your club?
When a fighter refuses to continue in the fight he is technically KOed.
When having more players in the field than the opponent the team is on power play.
When swimming butterfly the contestants have to touch the end wall with both hands.
When the seats are tiered all spectators can see well.
When you score a shanghai in the game of shanghai you win instantly.
Which weight division are you in?
Wrestling is considered a foul in boxing.
You can increase your self-knowledge in taekwondo.
You can severely harm your opponent with a joint lock.
You can't avoid check with castling.
You capture your opponents piece when you move to an occupied square.
You have to go through all of the gates.
You must aim at your opponent's vital points.
You must carry on regardless of being tired.
You must not exceed the rules.
You shouldn't misuse the taekwondo techniques.
You've got the wrong number.
Zidane's shot came from the edge of the penalty area.
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