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1. Tennis Squash Badminton an exchange of several shots before one player wins the point
2. Motor sport a type of motoring competition over public and closed roads



(Russian manifestatsiia), a massive public gathering to express solidarity or a protest.



(1) A competitive automobile run measuring the precision with which participants travel along a given course according to an assigned schedule. Additional speed competitions in a rally include races on highways, tracks, and sections of mountain road, and competitions in executing prescribed figures. In one-day rallies there are single-driver entries, whereas in rallies lasting several days there are teams of two or three drivers. A rally is generally between 1,000 and 2,000 km in distance, with 20 to 40 additional events. In two- or three-day rallies, the automobiles run 24 hours a day. Pit stops, with strict rules for entering, exiting, and servicing cars, may be organized before the start, during rest breaks, and after the finish. For the most part, assembly-line passenger automobiles with certain design changes are used.

The first modern rally was held in 1894, from Paris to Rouen and back. The most important international competition, the Monte Carlo Rally, has been held since 1911. Since the 1940’s rallies have become popular in many European countries, including Great Britain, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Italy, the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, and Poland. Competitions to decide the individual rally champion of Europe have been held since 1953, and competitions for the world championship were begun in 1972. Teams of professionals representing the major automobile companies take part in the most important international rallies. In the USSR, the first all-Union rallies were held in 1957, and the country’s first championship was decided in 1958. Since the late 1950’s, Soviet drivers have participated in international rallies; in the team rallies known as the Tour d’Europe they won the gold and silver cups in 1971 and 1974.

(2) Motorcycle rallies are meets in which teams proceed from various starting points and come together at an assigned point on a determined day. The teams themselves determine the starting time and place, and there are no rules governing movement along the route.

The International Motorcycle Federation (FIM) has held an international rally every year since 1936; since the FIM does not recommend that national federations apply the term “rally” to national meets, the meets are called star races in the USSR. Between 1963 and 1973, Soviet motorcyclists won first prize at the rally eight times. First prize is awarded to the national team that scores the highest number of points, which are determined by the number of participants and the number of kilometers covered. Since 1970 the Iu. A. Gagarin Cup, established in the Central Automobile and Motorcycle Club of the USSR, has been awarded at the rally.


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They pointed a finger at the contradiction of the rallyists on Saturday maintaining an "anti-Western" stance while forgetting that the right of a woman not to wear a headscarf was a Western trait, and that the concepts of democracy and secularism that the rallyists claimed to uphold were essentially Western ideologies.
Bulalacao also said there were about 360 pro-Duterte rallyists who staged their own program at the People Power Monument.
They are also reportedly threatening transporters with dire consequences if they handover their vehicles for ferrying rallyists even as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is making all attempts to make the rally a success.
Covering approximately 2300 kms of western India, the rallyists competed against each other in challenging categories that were carried out in the rough terrains of Rajasthan.
The protest rallyists passed through the streets and bazrs and were given a rousing welcome as people in general also joined them in condemning the conspiracy to defame Majithia who they said has ushered in a new chapter of development and people's welfare in the area.
Leader of the Opposition in the Bihar Assembly Nand Kishore Yadav said that elaborate arrangements of food and accommodations were being made for the convenient stay of the rallyists who would be staying at different places in Patna.
There will be host of rallyists and navigators converging in Coimbatore and by just being there it would be a learning experience," said Takale.
New Delhi, April 11 -- Bowing to demands by protesters that ousted President Hosni Mubarak be put on trial, Egyptian prosecutors on Monday ordered the former head of state and his two sons be questioned on violence against pro-democracy rallyists and embezzlement.
Tens of thousand of other anti-Estrada rallyists were allowed outside the entrance to the Senate grounds, where about 2,000 Estrada supporters also gathered.
We have a contingency plan, including the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) if, for example, the rallyists try to stage a protest while the commemoration activities are ongoing but we will not divulge it to the public.
The police chief said that the rallyists started gathering at around 11:00 a.
He added that the police did not even consider the damage not only to the policemen and the rallyists, but also the bystanders and the patients of the nearby state-run Philippine General Hospital.