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Old 16-10-2016, 03:33 PM   #65
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The Hunger Games ..
Takes place in a nation known as Panem, established in North America after the destruction of the continent's civilization by an unknown apocalyptic event..The nation consists of the wealthy Capitol and twelve surrounding, poorer districts united under the Capitol's control..District 12, where the book begins, is located in the coal-rich region that was formerly known as Appalachia.. It is written in the voice of 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in the future, post-apocalyptic nation of Panem in North America..As punishment for a past rebellion against the Capitol, in which a 13th district was destroyed, one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 from each district are selected by an annual lottery to participate in the Hunger Games, an event in which the participants, the "tributes", must fight to the death in an outdoor arena conTrolled by the Capitol, until only one individual remains..

The Adventures of Robin Hood..

The bow and arrow seems to have been invented in the later Paleolithic or early Mesolithic periods..Bows and arrows have been present in Egyptian culture since its predynastic origins.. In the Levant, artifacts that could be arrow-shaft straighteners are known from the Natufian culture, (c. 10,800–8,300 BC) onwards..The Welsh longbow proved its worth for the first time in Continental warfare at the Battle of Crécy..In the Americas archery was widespread at European contact..Central Asian tribesmen (after the domestication of the horse) and American Plains Indians (after gaining access to horses) became extremely adept at archery on horseback..The development of firearms rendered bows obsolete in warfare, albeit efforts were sometimes made to preserve archery practice.. Early recreational archery societies included the Finsbury Archers and the Kilwinning Papingo, established in 1688..After the Napoleonic Wars, the sport became increasingly popular among all classes, and it was framed as a nostalgic reimagining of the preindustrial rural Britain..By 1889, just 50 archery clubs were left in Britain, but it was still included as a sport at the 1900 Paris Olympics..The Pope and Young Club, founded in 1961 and named in honor of Pope and his friend, Arthur Young, became one of North America's leading bowhunting and conservation organizations..Deities and heroes in several mythologies are described as archers..The Nymphai Hyperboreioi were worshipped on the Greek island of Delos as attendants of Artemis, presiding over aspects of archery..Her Roman equivalent is Diana..Yi the archer and his apprentice Feng Meng appear in several early Chinese myths, and the less dominant eye can be trained over time to become more effective for use..To assist with this, an eye patch can be temporarily worn over the dominant eye..The hand that holds the bow is referred to as the bow hand and its arm the bow arm..The opposite hand is called the drawing hand or string hand.. Terms such as bow shoulder or string elbow follow the same convention..

Tibetan archer, 1938..

The second Olympic games, Paris 1900, saw the first appearance of archery.. Se7en disciplines in varying distances were contested..The next Olympics, St. Louis 1904, featured 5 archery events, but no athletes from outside the United States competed..At the 1908 Summer Olympics, 3 archery events were held.. Archery was not featured at the 1912 Summer Olympics but reappeared in the 1920 Summer Olympics..Between 1920 and 1972, archery was not contested at the Olympic games.. The archery competition featured at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich consisted of a double FITA Round (from 2014 known as a '1440 Round') competition with two events: men's individual and women's individual..In 1984 at Los Angeles, Neroli Fairhall of New Zealand was the first paraplegic competitor in the Olympic Games..Qualification spots in archery are allotted to National Olympic Committees rather than to individual athletes..The minimum age for an Olympic archer is 16... on Archer, no slaggin' for you, you long streak of cabbage..You want stripin' do ya?.You might get left alone 'ere, but I'll cut you to bleedin' ribbons if I get any of yer poxy lip 'ere!..

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