Archive for July, 2009

Boris Michailov a goal scorer and captain

Friday, July 31, 2009

The Qrodo 4.0 release is named after Boris Michailov a former Soviet ice hockey right winger. He started playing for Energy Saratov in 1962, but is obviosly most known from the CCCP national team and CSKA Moscow

Michailov played right wing on the top Soviet line of the 1970’s, along with left winger Valeri Charlamov and center Vladimir Petrov. In the Soviet national team, he played 14 seasons, most of them as captain. He scored over 200 goals with the national team. He led his team to the Olympic gold medal in 1972 and 1976, eight World Championships.

On September 17, 1974, Canadian Prime-Minister Pierre Trudeau dropped the puck for the ceremonial face off between Pat Stapleton, Team Canada, and Boris Mikhailov, Team USSR, marking the beginning of the ’74 Summit Series.

Qrodo opens channel for Weighlifting

Friday, July 31, 2009

Qrodo opens the Weightlifting channel for lifters around the globe. Live cast your local events for the rest of the community at Qrodo Weightlifting channel. Please send us feedback on what information you want displayed and we welcome you to provide graphics for it.

Snatch or Clean and Jerk

Friday, July 31, 2009

In Olympic-style weightlifting participants attempt a maximum weight single lift of a barbell loaded with weight plates. There are competition in two lifts: the clean and jerk and the snatch.

Vasili Alexeyev of the USSR in 1975. He snatched 190 kg and did 256 in Clean and Jerk.

Competitors compete in one of eight (seven for women) divisions determined by their body mass. These classes are: men’s: 56 kg (123 lb), 62 kg (137 lb), 69 kg (152 lb), 77 kg (170 lb), 85 kg (187 lb), 94 kg (207 lb), 105 kg (231 lb), and over 105 kg; and women’s: 48 kg (106 lb), 53 kg (117 lb), 58 kg (128 lb), 63 kg (139 lb), 69 kg (152 lb), 75 kg (165 lb), and over 75 kg.[1] In each weight division, competitors compete in both the snatch and clean and jerk, and prizes are usually given for the heaviest weights lifted in the snatch, clean and jerk, and the two combined.

We are now at Flickr

Friday, July 31, 2009

Follow us at Flickr. We upload pictures, live sport snapshots, art work and other graphical material.

Twitter – Qrodo Tweeting

Friday, July 31, 2009

We are now at Twitter.

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No point in having a speedometer and a tachometer

Friday, July 31, 2009

This is what a tachometer looks like. Read an interesting article at Stock Car Science that talks about the science behind. The divisions on the gauge are 100 rpm. If the driver can read the gauge to 100 rpm, for a typical gear ratio (i.e. let’s say a 1.45:1 second gear and a 4.22 rear end gear), each 100 rpm step on the tach corresponds (for 82.1 inch circumference tires) to 1.37 mph. If you assume that the driver can read the tach to 50 rpm, that’s 0.64 mph. So for a driver, there’s really no point in having a speedometer and a tachometer. Now that Qrodo is going to be used to broadcast motor sports you will see more information about motor sports.

Who is up for live casting Shirling?

Monday, July 6, 2009

Shirling is a great sport, we are looking for someone who could do the first shirling live cast using Qrodo. You up for it?
Here is an introduction to shirling:

Qrodo Live: New records in Swedish Swimming Championship

Thursday, July 2, 2009

During the second day of the outdoor championship in swimming 2009 we saw four Swedish records live from Lindköping. Sarah Sjöström, Simon Sjödin, Emma Svensson and Neptun men  where all pushing the limits. Sarah Sjöström, our amazing 15 year old, is showing great spirit a few weeks before the world championships. Watch the performances in the Qrodo swimming channel.

New Qrodo web site

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

On June 30 we released our new web site. Totally new look and feel by Tony Blessander, Neuromodule, more interaction with Ajax, an invoicing solution, better caching and a global CDN. Take a look at www.qrodo-com.

World record in Double Trudgen?

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

In the outdoor Swedish Championship in Swimming we have seen amazingly fast front crawl. Crawl is the fastest swimming style, right? How about Trudgen? It is similar to the front crawl, except that it is swum with a scissor kick. And how about Trudgen crawl? Again,  similar to the trudgen, but with the use of a flutter kick between the scissor kicks. And why isn’t double trudgen twice as fast? Is there a Swedish record in Double trudge? A lot of questions, few answers.