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Sport Club
A sports club or sporting club, sometimes athletics club or sports society or sports association, is a group of people formed for the purpose of playing sports. Sports clubs range from organisations whose members play together, unpaid, and may play other similar clubs on occasion, watched mostly by family and friends, to large commercial organisations with professional players which have teams which regularly compete against those of other clubs and attract sometimes very large crowds of paying spectators
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Belo Horizonte
Belo Horizonte
Belo Horizonte
(Portuguese pronunciation: [ˌbɛloɾiˈzõtʃi];[2] Beautiful Horizon) is the sixth largest city in Brazil, the thirteenth largest city in South America and the eighteenth largest city in the Americas. The metropolis is anchor to the Belo Horizonte
Belo Horizonte
metropolitan area, ranked as the third most populous metropolitan area in Brazil
Brazil
and the seventeenth most populous in the Americas. Belo Horizonte
Belo Horizonte
is the capital of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil's second most populous state. It is the first planned modern city in Brazil. The region was first settled in the early 18th century, but the city as it is known today was planned and constructed in the 1890s, in order to replace Ouro Preto
Ouro Preto
as the capital of Minas Gerais
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S.L. Benfica
Sport Lisboa e Benfica ComC MHIH OM (Portuguese pronunciation: [spɔɾ liʒˈboɐ i bɐ̃ȷ̃ˈfikɐ]), commonly known as Benfica, is a sports club based in Lisbon, Portugal. It is best known for the professional football team playing in the Primeira Liga, the top flight of the Portuguese football league system. Benfica are the current Portuguese champions, having won four consecutive league titles. Founded on 28 February 1904 as Sport Lisboa, Benfica is one of the "Big Three" clubs in Portugal
Portugal
that have never been relegated from the Primeira Liga, along with rivals Sporting CP
Sporting CP
and FC Porto. The Benfica team is nicknamed águias (eagles) for the symbol atop the club's crest, and encarnados (reds) for the shirt colour. Since 2003, their home ground has been the Estádio da Luz, which replaced the larger, original one, built in 1954
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Orienteering
Orienteering
Orienteering
is a group of sports that requires navigational skills using a map and compass to navigate from point to point in diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain whilst moving at speed. Participants are given a topographical map, usually a specially prepared orienteering map, which they use to find control points.[1] Originally a training exercise in land navigation for military officers, orienteering has developed many variations. Among these, the oldest and the most popular is foot orienteering
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Paintball
Paintball
Paintball
is a competitive team shooting sport in which players eliminate opponents from play by hitting them with spherical dye-filled gelatin capsules ("paintballs") that break upon impact. Paintballs
Paintballs
are usually shot using a low-energy air weapon called a paintball marker that is powered by compressed air (nitrogen) or carbon dioxide. The game was initially developed in the 1980s for recreation, but now is frequently played at a formal sporting level with organized competition that involves major tournaments, professional teams, and players.[2][3] Paintball
Paintball
technology is also used by military forces, law enforcement, paramilitary and security organizations to supplement military or other training
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Roller Derby
Roller derby
Roller derby
is a contact sport played by two teams of five members roller skating in the same direction (counter-clockwise) around a track. Game play consists of a series of short match ups (jams) in which both teams designate a jammer who scores points by lapping members of the opposing team. The teams attempt to hinder the opposing jammer while assisting their own jammer—in effect, playing both offense and defense simultaneously.[3] The Jammer can be spotted from the star on their helmet
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Sportsperson
An athlete (American and British English) or sportsman or sportswoman (British English) is a person who is good at a sport and competes in one or more sports that involve physical strength, speed or endurance. The term's applies to those who participate in other activities, such as horse riding or driving, is somewhat controversial. Athletes may be professionals or amateurs.[1] Most professional athletes have particularly well-developed physiques obtained by extensive physical training and strict exercise accompanied by a strict dietary regimen.Contents1 Overview 2 Titles2.1 "All-around athlete" 2.2 "World's Greatest Athlete"3 See also 4 ReferencesOverview[edit]Athletes taking part in a race on a snowy park in the U.S.The word "athlete" is a romanization of the Greek: άθλητὴς, athlētēs, one who participates in a contest; from ἄθλος, áthlos, or ἄθλον, áthlon, a contest or feat
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Fan (person)
A fan, or fanatic, sometimes also termed aficionado or supporter, is a person who is enthusiastically devoted to something or somebody, such as a singer or band, a sports team, a genre, a politician, a book, a movie or an entertainer. Collectively, the fans of a particular object or person constitute its fanbase or fandom. They may show their enthusiasm in a variety of ways, such as by promoting the object of their interest, being members of a fan club, holding or participating in fan conventions, or writing fan mail
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Sponsor (commercial)
Sponsoring something (or someone) is the act of supporting an event, activity, person, or organization financially or through the provision of products or services. The individual or group that provides the support, similar to a benefactor, is known as sponsor.Contents1 Definition 2 Theories 3 Categories 4 Principles4.1 Selling 4.2 Leveraging and activation5 Sponsorship markets 6 See also 7 ReferencesDefinition[edit] Sponsorship[1] is a cash and/or in-kind fee paid to a property (typically in sports, arts, entertainment or causes) in return for access to the exploitable commercial potential associated with that property. While the sponsoree (property being sponsored) may be nonprofit, unlike philanthropy, sponsorship is done with the expectation of a commercial return. While sponsorship can deliver increased awareness, brand building and propensity to purchase, it is different from advertising. Unlike advertising, sponsorship can not communicate specific product attributes
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Merchandising
In the broadest sense, merchandising is any practice which contributes to the sale of products to a retail consumer. At a retail in-store level, merchandising refers to the variety of products available for sale and the display of those products in such a way that it stimulates interest and entices customers to make a purchase. In retail commerce, visual display merchandising means merchandise sales using product design, selection, packaging, pricing, and display that stimulates consumers to spend more
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Transfer (football)
In professional football, a transfer is the action taken whenever a player under contract moves between clubs. It refers to the transferring of a player's registration from one association football club to another. In general, the players can only be transferred during a transfer window and according to the rules set by a governing body. Usually some sort of compensation is paid for the player's rights, which is known as a transfer fee. When a player moves from one club to another, their old contract is terminated and they negotiate a new one with the club they are moving to, unlike in American, Canadian and Australian sports, where teams essentially trade existing player contracts
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Stock Exchange
A stock exchange or securities exchange is an exchange (or bourse)[note 1] where stock brokers and traders can buy and sell securities, such as shares of stock and bonds and other financial instruments. Stock
Stock
exchanges may also provide facilities for the issue and redemption of such securities and instruments and capital events including the payment of income and dividends.[citation needed] Securities traded on a stock exchange include stock issued by listed companies, unit trusts, derivatives, pooled investment products and bonds. Stock
Stock
exchanges often function as "continuous auction" markets with buyers and sellers consummating transactions at a central location such as the floor of the exchange.[6] To be able to trade a security on a certain stock exchange, the security must be listed there
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Sociedade Anónima Desportiva
Sociedade Anónima Desportiva
Sociedade Anónima Desportiva
("Public limited sports company") is a special type of public limited company (SA) in Portugal.[1][2][3] The new legal status was introduced in the early 1990s to improve financial management and transparency in sports clubs. Many Portuguese football and basketball clubs add the suffix S.A.D. to the end of their official name. See also[edit]List of football clubs in Portugal Sociedad Anónima DeportivaReferences[edit]^ "Decreto Lei nº 10/ 2013, 25 January" (PDF). Official publisher of Assembly Republic.  ^ "Decreto Lei 67/97, 3 of April" (PDF). Official publisher of Assembly Republic.  ^ "Sociedades desportivas". parlamento.pt. This business-related article is a stub
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Sporting Clube De Portugal
Sporting Clube de Portugal, ComC, MHIH, OM (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈspɔɾtĩɡ(ɨ) ˈkluβ(ɨ) ðɨ puɾtuˈɣaɫ]) (Euronext: SCP), or Sporting CP, is a sports club based in Lisbon, Portugal, that is best known for its football team. The club is usually referred to simply as Sporting in Portuguese-speaking countries; in English-speaking countries it is often called Sporting Lisbon. Sporting is one of the "Três Grandes" (Big Three) football clubs in Portugal. They are nicknamed Leões (Lions) and Verde e Brancos (Green and Whites). The club's anthem, "A Marcha do Sporting" (Sporting's March), was written in 1955. On 2 August 2017, Sporting announced they had reached 160,000 club members.[1] Founded in Lisbon on 1 July 1906, Sporting were a founding member of the Primeira Liga and, along with rivals S.L. Benfica and FC Porto, have never been relegated from the top flight of Portuguese football since its establishment in 1934
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Airsoft
Airsoft
Airsoft
is a competitive team sport in which participants eliminate opponents by shooting each other with spherical plastic pellets launched via replica weapons called airsoft guns. Airsoft
Airsoft
is commonly compared to paintball, which is a recreational shooting sport similar in concept but with some keen differences. Unlike paintballs, airsoft pellets do not mark their target, and hits are not always visibly apparent. Though the pellets may leave red marks or "welts" on the targets’ exposed skin, the game relies heavily on an honor system in which it is the ethical duty of the person who has been hit to call themselves out, regardless of whether or not anyone saw it happen.[1] Another difference to paintball is that all airsoft guns are magazine-fed from the bottom, with some (especially pistols) having replaceable compressed gas (e.g
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Sociedad Anónima Deportiva
Sociedad anónima deportiva ("Public limited sports company") is a special type of public limited company in Spain. The new legal status was introduced in 1990[1] to improve financial management and transparency in sports clubs. Many Spanish football and basketball clubs add the suffix S.A.D. to the end of their official name, e.g. Club Atlético de Madrid, S.A.D.. Every club which plays in Segunda División
Segunda División
or Liga ACB
Liga ACB
and remains in the league is obliged to convert to S.A.D
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