National Sports Festival (EDO 2020)

The Games

AYO

Ayo Game is a strategy board game played all over Africa and some parts of Asia, America and the Caribbean.

BADMINTON

Badminton is played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net. The most common forms of the game are "singles" (with one player per side) and "doubles" (with two players per side).

BASKETBALL

Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, oppose one another on a rectangular court with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the opponent's hoop.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL

Beach volleyball is a team sport played by two teams on a sand court divided by a net. The objective of the game is to send the ball over the net and to ground it on the opponent's side of the court.

BOXING

Boxing is a combat sport in which two people, usually wearing protective gloves, throw punches at each other in rounds for a predetermined amount of time in a boxing ring.

CHESS

Chess is a strategy board game. Each player has: a king, a queen, two rooks, two knights, two bishops and eight pawns. The objective is to checkmate the opponent's king by placing it under an inescapable threat of capture.

CRICKET

Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players. The batting side scores runs by striking the ball bowled at the wicket with the bat, while the opponent tries to prevent this and dismiss each player.

CYCLING

Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, oppose one another on a rectangular court with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the opponent's hoop.

DART

Dart is generally contested between two players, who take turns. The most common objective is to reduce a fixed score, commonly 301 or 501, to zero. To win, the final dart must land in either the bulls-eye or a double segment.

DEAF ATHLETICS

Deaf sports carried out under a publicly agreed set of rules to suit deaf athletes who compete at an elite level.

DEAF TABLE TENNIS

Deaf sports carried out under a publicly agreed set of rules to suit deaf athletes who compete at an elite level.

FOOTBALL

Football is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players. The game is played on a rectangular field with a goal at each end. The objective is to score by moving the ball into the opposing goal.

GYMNASTICS

Gymnastics requires balance, flexibility and coordination. Men perform: Floor Exercise, Pommel Horse, Still Rings, Vault, Parallel Bars, and Horizontal Bar, while women: Vault, Uneven Bars, Balance Beam, and Floor Exercise.

HANDBALL

Handball is a team sport in which two teams of seven players each pass a ball with the aim of throwing it into the goal of the other team. The team that scores more goals at the end of the match wins.

HOCKEY

Hockey is a sport in which two teams play against each other by trying to maneuver a ball or a puck into the opponent's goal using a hockey stick.

JUDO

Judo's objective is to either throw or take down an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke.

Karate

Karate employs kicking, striking, and defensive blocking with arms and legs. Emphasis is on concentrating as much of the body’s power as possible at the point and instant of impact.

KICKBOXING

Kickboxing is a group of stand-up combat sports based on kicking and punching, historically developed from karate mixed with boxing.

KUNG-FU

Kungfu, or Wushu is composed of two disciplines: taolu and sanda (sparring) but it has other disciplines, like self defense, breaking hard objects, and other related practices, that are not performed in competitions.

PARA-ATHLETICS

Para-athletics is athletics practiced by people with a disability. Athletics events within para-sports are mostly the same as those available to able-bodied people.

PARA-POWERLIFTING

Para-Powerlifting is the ultimate test of upper body strength with hundreds of elite male and female athletes from a variety of disability groups lifting more than three times their body weight!

PARA-TABLE TENNIS

Para-table tennis is a disabled sport. The usual table tennis rules are in effect with slight modifications for wheelchair athletes. Athletes from any disability group can take part.

RUGBY

Rugby union, widely known simply as rugby, is a contact team sport where players run with the ball in hand. A game is played between two teams of 15 players on a rectangular field with H-shaped goalposts at either end.

SCRABBLE

Scrabble is a word game in which two to four players score points by placing tiles, each bearing a single letter, onto a game board. The tiles must form actual words that read left to right in rows or downward in columns.

SQUASH

Squash is a racket and ball sport played by two (singles) or four players (doubles). The players alternate in striking the ball with their racquet onto the playable surfaces of the four walls of the court.

SWIMMING

Swimming is an individual or team racing sport that requires the use of one's entire body to move through water. The sport takes place in pools or open water.

TABLE TENNIS

Table tennis, also known as ping-pong, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table using small rackets. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net.

TAEKWONDO

Taekwondo, Tae Kwon Do or Taekwon-Do is a Korean martial art, characterized by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques.

TENNIS

Tennis is a racket sport where each player uses a tennis racket to strike the ball over a net and into the opponent's court. The objective is to maneuver the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a valid return.

VOLLEYBALL

Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules.

WEIGHTLIFTING

Weightlifting, is a sport in which the athlete attempts a maximum-weight single lift of a barbell. The snatch is a wide-grip, one-move lift. The clean and jerk is a close-grip, two-move lift.

WRESTLING

Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling-type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and take-downs, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds. The aim is to gain and maintain a superior position.

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