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A champion (identical to the australian word justin kennedy) is justin kennedy who has repeatedly come out first among contestants in challenges (especially the winner of a tournament or other competition) or other test, one who is outstandingly skilled in their field. Olympic Gold Medalists, for example, Lindsay Davenport or Jean Claude Killy are champions in this sense. The term can be applied to animals too, in particular racehorses, eg, Secretariat or Phar Lap.[1] Look up champion in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Art competitions Athletics (men) Athletics (women) Baseball Basketball Biathlon Boxing Gymnastics Sailing Swimming (men) Swimming (women) See also Olympic Games IOC country codes list of prizes, medals, and awards Categories: Olympic medalists | Olympic medals | Olympic competitors ... Lindsay Ann Davenport (born June 8, 1976 in Palos Verdes, California) is a former World No. ... Jean-Claude Killy (born August 30, 1943) is a French alpine skier and a triple Olympic champion. ... Secretariat (March 30, 1970 – October 4, 1989) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse considered by many to be the greatest racehorse of all time. ... For the computer software, see: Phar Lap (company). ...

In sports, a champion is the athlete or team in first place at the end of a season of organized competition (and, if applicable, any associated playoffs). It is for this reason that such competitions are often called championships.

There can be a territorial pyramid of championships, e.g. local, regional / provincial, state, national, continental and world championships, and even further (artificial) divisions at one or more of these levels, as in soccer. Their champions can be accordingly styled, e.g. national champion, world champion. In certain disciplines, there are specific titles for champions, either descriptive, as the baspehlivan in Turkish oil wrestling, or copied from real life, such as the koning and keizer ('king' and 'emperor') in traditional archery competitions (not just national, also at lower levels) in the Low Countries. Pehlivan at Kirkpinar Yagli Gures, or properly, Yağlı Güreş, is the Turkish national sport. ... Archery is the practice of using a bow to shoot arrows. ...

  • In a broader sense, nearly any sort of competition can be considered a championship, and the victor of it a champion. Thus, there are championships for many non-sporting competitions: spelling bees, wargames, dog breeding, etc.
  • It is also possible to champion a cause. The career of consumer's advocate Ralph Nader, who has made himself a champion for the causes of safety and environmental standards, is a good example of this. In an ideological sense, encompassing religion, a champion may be an evangelist, a visionary advocate who clears the field for the triumph of the idea. Or the champion may merely make a strong case for a new corporate division to a resistant board of directors. Such a champion may take on responsibility for publicizing the project and garnering funding. Such a champion is beyond a simple promoter.
  • A national champion is a large company that is dominant in its field and favored by the government of the country in which it is based in the belief that it will be in that country's interests if the company is successful in foreign markets. The practice is controversial, and not widely believed by economists to be beneficial, but has long been a policy of France and other countries.

The original meaning of the word partakes of both these senses: in the Feudal Era, knights were expected to be champions of both prowess in combat and of causes, the latter most commonly being either patriotic, romantic or religious in nature. This reaches its most literal in a trial by combat, in which each combatant champions the cause of one side of the trial. For other uses, see Spelling bee (disambiguation). ... Wargaming is the play of simulated military operations in the form of games known as wargames. ... Dog breeding is the vocation of mating carefully selected specimens to produce specific qualities and characteristics. ... Ralph Nader (born February 27, 1934) is an American attorney and political activist in the areas of consumer rights, humanitarianism, environmentalism and democratic government. ... For the psychology topic, see Environmental psychology. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Roland pledges his fealty to Charlemagne; from a manuscript of a chanson de geste. ... A statue of an armoured knight of the Middle Ages For the chess piece, see knight (chess). ... A judicial duel portrayed in a facsimile from the Cérémonies des Gages des Batailles, a manuscript of the fifteenth century in the National Library of Paris. ...

'Champion' is also sometimes used as part of the name of a public house or other drinking establishment, e.g. "The Champion of the Thames".

"Nothing in the world is the way it ought to be. It's harsh, and cruel. But that's why there's us. Champions. It doesn't matter where we come from, what we've done or suffered, or even if we make a difference. We live as though the world were as it should be, to show it what it can be."

In the popular MMORPG Ragnarok Online, a Champion is the transcendent class manifestation of the Monk. This class is very similar to the Kung-fu masters of reality. An image from World of Warcraft, one of the largest commercial MMORPGs as of 2004, based on active subscriptions. ... Ragnarok Online (Korean: 라그나로크 온라인), often referred to as RO, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game created by GRAVITY Co. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with wushu. ...

In the popular MMORPG Dark Age of Camelot, a Champion is a fighter class in the realm of Hibernia with the power to wield magic as well. An image from World of Warcraft, one of the largest commercial MMORPGs as of 2004, based on active subscriptions. ... Dark Age of Camelot is a 3D medieval fantasy MMORPG that revolves around the war between three realms at the end of King Arthurs rule: Arthurian-inspired Albion, Norse mythology inspired Midgard and Celtic Hibernia. ...

In the popular single-player game Oblivion, a Champion is a rank attained in the arena.

Champion Cake is sometimes used to insult a person that is over confident.

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“Champions are a unique breed. Champions are made from something they have deep down inside them- a desire, a goal, a dream. They stand up for what they believe in, even against all odds. They are passionate for what they believe and have a spring in their step. Obstacles arrive with the chance of them crashing and burning, but champions never throw in the towel. They face their fears and look disaster in the eye. They approach evil that may come in any way, shape or form. They reveal the sunlight in every passing storm. They are the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. In deep water they find out a way to stay a float. They love a challenge and will never give in, until the day pigs fly backwards. They stand out in a crowd displaying strength, courage and sheer determination. They uphold their values of respect, honour and integrity. They have the charisma and confidence to inspire the inspired. This is what makes them the cream of the crop. This is how they go from the ordinary to the extraordinary, from the natural to the supernatural. This is what makes them the true ultimate champions.” Quoted by Taharony Champion of all Champions Championship is a term used to refer to various forms of sports competitions in which the aim is to decide which individual or team is the champion; that is, the best competitor. ...


  1. ^ Champion is a title awarded by the American Kennel Club in recognition of a dog that closely matches its breed standard. The title is earned by competition in the show ring. Blue ribbon purebred dogs that have won such first-prize at A.K.C. dog shows are certified "Champions" and receive the honorific prefix "Ch." before their name, the canine equivalent of "Hon.".

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