High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! TOCA Race Driver 3 is the third title of TOCA racing video game series, developed and published by Codemasters. TOCA Race Driver 3 was released in Europe and North America on February 24, 2006. The game features several fully licenced championships, including the DTM series and V8 Supercar championship.It includes 120 Championships and 35 Types of Racing through the Championships in World Tour, Pro Career, and Free Race. Also it has Bonus Championships in different disciplines. They take place largely in the UK and Germany, though many more tracks are unlocked by winning cups in Pro Career, or by setting a lap time record on a course within Pro Career mode. Open wheel, GT, Oval racing, Rallying and Off-road racing were all featured, and can be raced in either a detailed Pro Career mode or an open-ended World Tour.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Ferrari Challenge is a single-marque motorsport championship that was created in 1993 for owners of the 348 Berlinetta who wanted to become involved in racing. It now encompasses three official championships in the United States, Italy, and Europe. Competitors from each series are brought together at the annual World Finals event. Since 2007, the Ferrari Challenge exclusively uses the Ferrari F430 model.
Malcolm Milne is a former Australian Olympic skier. In 1968, at the age of 19, Malcolm competed in his first Olympics at Grenoble, France. In an era dominated by Jean-Claude Killy, Malcolm finished twenty-fourth of eighty-six starters, with a time only 5.51 seconds behind Killy. This was by far the best Australian skiing result in any Games to that point. In December 1969, Malcolm Milne became the first Australian skier to win a World Cup victory when he won the downhill in Val d Isère. Three months later, he captured the bronze medal at Gröden-Val Gardena. His World Cup victory at Val d'Isere also made him the first non-European to win a men's World Cup downhill event, a feat that is often attributed by Canadians to Ken Read for his victory on the same course in 1975. Milne later joined a French team in Europe, and in the winter of 1971-72 won a World Cup race at Val D Isere, France, then won a United States title race at Bear Valley, California, he also finished third in a World Championships. He was expected to do well at the Olympics at Sapporo, Japan, in 1972, but suffered a cartilage injury to his left knee which threatened to cause him to withdraw.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The World Chess Championship is played to determine the World Champion in the board game chess. Both men and women are eligible to contest this title. The official world championship is generally regarded to have begun in 1886, when the two leading players in Europe, William Steinitz and Johann Zukertort, played a match. From 1886 to 1946, the champion set the terms requiring any challenger to raise a sizable stake and defeat the champion in a match in order to become the new world champion. From 1948 to 1993, the championship was administered by FIDE, the world chess federation. In 1993, the reigning champion (Garry Kasparov) broke away from FIDE, leading to the creation of two rival championships. This situation remained until 2006, when the title was unified at the World Chess Championship 2006.
BBC HD is a high-definition television channel provided by the BBC. The service was initially run as a trial from 15 May 2006 until becoming a full service on 1 December 2007. The first HD originated programme to be shown on the channel was Planet Earth, shown on 27 May 2006. The broadcasts are generally six to nine hours per day, and include simulcasts with other BBC channels, such as Michael Palin's New Europe and Hustle, and replays of HD programmes such as Planet Earth, Bleak House, Torchwood, and Hotel Babylon. Live coverage of events such as The Proms, Wimbledon Tennis Championships, the Eurovision Song Contest, the FIFA World Cup, and the Concert for Diana have already been shown, with the first live event to be broadcast being the opening World Cup game between Germany and Costa Rica on 9 June 2006. When high-definition programmes are not being shown, the channel broadcasts a looped preview containing clips from BBC HD programmes. Initially the trial lasted 12 months, after which the BBC Trust agreed to a Public Value Test (PVT) which began on 21 May 2007 and the BBC extended its own HD trial, which was to end in June, until the end of the PVT process.
Roger Gustafsson (born 29 February 1952 in Gothenburg) is a former Swedish football player and manager. He has played in the highest Swedish league, Allsvenskan, with GAIS, but is better known as the best performing manager in Allsvenskan ever, having won five Swedish championships with IFK Göteborg. He also took the club to the Champions League group stage twice and the quarter-finals of the same tournament once. He is still active in the club as leader of the youth section. The UEFA Champions League is a cup competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) since 1955 for the top football clubs in Europe. It is widely considered to be the most prestigious football club competition in the world. The final of the competition is the most watched annual sporting event worldwide, drawing 109 million television viewers in 2009.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.Radoslav Marinov Velikov is a Bulgarian freestyle wrestler. He has been engaged in wrestling since 1997 and he currently competes for Levski Sofia, where his coach is former world champion and triple European champion Simeon Shterev, who also coaches Stanka Zlateva. Velikov won the 2006 World Championships in Guangzhou and came second in 2005 in Budapest. He came second at the European Championships in Varna in 2005 and third in Europe in Sofia in 2007. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, he won bronze in his category (55 kilograms). At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens he came ninth.
Minsk, founded in 1067, was a small, inconspicuous town lost in the backwoods of Eastern Europe for many centuries. Ironically, it was the devastation caused by the Second World War that drove the Soviet authorities to transform Minsk into a major city of true importance. The post-war development turned Minsk into one of the world’s fastest growing cities in the 1960s and 1970s and also left behind bright, visible traces of how ideas about the ‘perfect’ Soviet city changed over time. Today Minsk is seen by many as a reserve of Soviet architecture and city planning, situated in a rather peculiar political and economic context.This guide takes the reader beyond popular tourist attractions, offering a comprehensive picture of all layers of the city. The architectural works presented range from 17th century churches to arenas and hotels built for the 2014 Ice Hockey World Championships, from iconic symbols of the Belarusian capital to the distant but intriguing outskirts. The author tells the story of Minsk by presenting the ‘seven faces’ of the city: 200 buildings, ten squares, five war monuments, seven parks, all metro stations, as well as ten residential estates and twenty mass series that together contributed to what became known as the ‘Minsk Phenomenon’.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Open water swimming is an activity in which people swim in outdoor bodies of water such as oceans, bays, lakes and rivers. Triathletes competing in open water swimming The first recorded notable example of open water swimming took place on May 3rd 1810 when Lord Byron swam from Europe To Asia across the Hellespont Straight. This is often seen as the birth of the sport and past time and to commemorate it, the event is recreated every year as an open water swimming event. In the first edition of the modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896, the swimming competition was held in open water. The triathlon, which involves an open water swim segment of 1500 meters, made its Olympic debut at the Sydney Games in 2000, while the 10 kilometer marathon swim was held at the Olympic level for the first time at the Beijing Games in 2008. Open water races of five, ten and 25 kilometers are held in the annual General Fina World Championships. Open water races usually has freestyle as the rule, meaning that the crawl stroke is used by skilled swimmers.