Wear the Best Jacket in Town!

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Are you going for a fun ride with your motorcycle today? Are you wearing the best coat you have on your closet? Well, you should be. Even when riding against the worst weather, you can still ride with a sense of good fashion. If you don’t want to get soaked by the hardest rain, then clothe yourself with the latest style of Insurrection’s selection of vintage motorcycle jackets. Got one already?

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At last, this blog is finally set to showcase you with the latest trend of fashion from Insurrection’s collection of various motorcycle jackets that will tell everyone that you are leaving a well-lived life with an amazing leather jacket. As the demand increases, we are eager to provide you with everything we have, so you can choose which one best suits your lifestyle.

Once again, we welcome you to our fashion blog, and we assure you to have the right one that will move all eyes unto you!

List of Newly Added Olympic Sport Since 2000

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The Olympic is a proud international sporting tradition that pits the best athletes the world over. Long on tradition, the International Olympic Committee makes sure that it updates the current Olympic events by adding new events. There have been several new Olympic sports since 2000.

The thrust of the International Olympic Committee (or the IOC) is to introduce more women’s events. It is with the hope that the added women’s events will draw more women spectators to the Olympics. They were successful since the recent Olympics in London drew in a lot of women fans. Let’s check out below the Olympic sports introduced since the year 2000:

2000 Sydney Olympics

2000 Sydney Olympics

Olympic games 2000 or the Sydney Olympics was known to have brought to spectators the letter ‘T’ with three new events all starting with the letter.

Triathlon—is a multi-discipline sport that involves running, biking and swimming. The triathlon was first in the 70s in America as a workout alternative. It has since gained a huge following, drawing enthusiasts from the ultramarathoners, long-distance swimmers and road cyclists. It was finally welcomed as an Olympic sport in Sydney.

Taekwondo—this ancient Korean martial art has gained quite a following. Millions of practitioners in 200 countries hold belts in the different belt classifications in Tae Kwon Do. The first time Tae Kwon Do appeared as an Olympic event was during the 1988 Seoul Olympics. But it was only a demonstration sport back then. It became an official sporting event in 2000.

Trampoline—was used in gymnastic events in Sydney where gymnasts performed acrobatic moves while jumping on it. The trampoline’s previous appearance as an Olympic event dated back to 1934 and it took 66 years to make a comeback.

2004 Athens Olympics

2004 Athens Olympics

The 2004 Olympics did not have much, except for the women’s wrestling and the women’s Sabre event. This was perhaps the start of the IOC’s thrust to introduce more events for women.

Women’s wrestling—was a welcome addition to the male dominated event of wrestling. It’s only fitting that women were given the opportunity to compete in wrestling because wrestling (the sport we know today) was known to have its origin in ancient Greece.

Women’s Fencing (Sabre)—previously, women were only allowed to compete in the epee and the foil events. The sabre is a faster form of fencing because the sabreur can score using the edge of the blade (unlike the other two events where you only score with the tip). For this reason, the sabre event is a faster and more exciting form of fencing.

2008 Beijing Olympics

2008 Beijing Olympics

Showcased China as a powerhouse in Olympic competition. There were several games that encountered changes and there were three additions to the events (which totaled more than 300).

Individual BMX—featured BMX races in the men’s and women’s category. Cycling has been a mainstay at the Olympics but they never used BMX until 2008. Common bikes used before 2008 were road bikes and mountain bikes (which was introduced in 1996).

Women’s 3000m Steeplechase—is a track event where the runner hurdles obstacles. Steeplechases were actually derived from horse racing and has since become a common fixture in track and field. The 3000m Steeplechase is an old event but only men competed in it until 2008 when it was opened to both sexes.

Marathon Swimming—or also called as long-distance swimming. This event is held in open water and covers great distances. Marathon swimming differs from the marathon running because the distances differ from one event to another.

2012 London Olympics

2012 London Olympics

London opened up more doors for women to compete. The biggest news in terms of new events was the inclusion of women’s boxing.

Women’s Boxing—is not new to the Olympics having first appeared as a demonstration sport as early as 1904. After 1904, many countries banned the sport thus prompting the Olympics to not include it in its roster of sporting events. The sport has since gained acceptance and was finally an Olympic sport in London before appearing again in the previous Olympics in China as a demonstration sport.

The IOC is always on the lookout on how to make the events better. They are constantly reviewing the sporting events and decide on which sports to add and which ones to take out. It is with the hope that more and more people will get the chance to compete and also enjoy.

With this list of Olympic sport since 2000, did we miss out on your favorite?

Top 5 Reasons to Buy Cheap Used Sports Cars

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Why buy an expensive brand new sports car when you can just as well make do with a cheap used sports car?

That’s right.

Used sports cars are holding considerable value as long as they are well maintained. You will find a lot of sports car enthusiasts who actually look for old sports cars more than new ones. There are several cars in this category that provide great fuel mileage while not breaking your wallet to shreds.

Here’s the list of the best affordable sports cars that are a thrill to drive:

  • Mazda RX-8

Mazda RX-8

This sports car, when bought second-hand, is quite a steal. Think of it as the sports car for the family man. It actually has cargo space in the back and rear seats (with small rear doors) to boot. The 1.3 liter engine is powerful enough for you to unleash your inner speed demon. And this baby is not at all expensive–selling for about $12,000 (might go higher for models that are better maintained).

  • Chevy Cobalt SS Turbo

Chevy Cobalt SS Turbo

There’s no mistaking that the Cobalt is built for speed. Grab a pre-owned Cobalt when you get the chance because these cars go off the market fast. It has an engine displacement of 2.0 liters and you can actually harness up to 260hps from these speedsters. It’s fast and handles really well. Goes for around $20,000, but you can find cheaper ones if you scour the market hard enough.

  • Toyata MR2

Toyata MR2

The MR2 has been around since the 80s and has gained a cult following among classic car collectors. This sports car is ultra light and that lightness gives this car better handling. Records show that the MR2 is considered quite safe because of its aerodynamic design. You can’t go wrong buying a used version of this car. And the MR2 is not heavy on the wallet because it can go as cheap as $8,000.

  • Acura RSX Type S

Acura RSX Type S

The RSX Type S is not the fastest sports car out there, but it’s still a thing of beauty. It maximizes its 210hp engine to its full potential using the i-VTEC technology. It’s fast enough for you to turn heads, but it’s still very economical (27 mpg is a jaw-dropping number for gas mileage). It’s not expensive too. You can buy one for around $15,000-$17,000.

  • BMWZ 3 2.8 Roadster

BMWZ3 2.8 Roadster

The hatchback Roadster made a comeback in 1996. This affordable sports vehicle has a 2.8L engine and can go quite fast. The unique feature of the BMW roadster is its long nose which gives it a sort of funny look. This car gained notoriety when it was featured in a popular spy movie (care to make a guess?). But this car is a huge favorite among sports car enthusiasts and sells for only around $10,000.

It’s not impossible to get good speed on a budget. There are cheap used sports cars on the market. But you have to act fast because a lot of budget-conscious sports car enthusiasts are also on the hunt for these cars. These cars have good records when it comes to safety and good maintenance. It’s always best to see the car for yourself and take it out for a test drive before committing to buy one. If you choose used sports cars, you won’t go wrong with any of those cars on our list.