Tuesday, 15 Oct 2019
Author: Roberta Fleming

The History of Modern eSports

eSports has seen massive growth in the last few years, and has even become the most popular sporting industries in many countries, such as Australia. And while it may not be as old as most traditional sports, eSports still has a long and fascinating history that spans half a century.

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A Brief History of Synchronised Swimming

Synchronised swimming is an amalgam of dance, swimming, and gymnastics and has been referred to as artistic swimming by international governing body FINA since 2017. Synchronised swimming is characterised by swimmers performing an elaborate, synchronised routine in water, accompanied by music. Here is a brief history of synchronised swimming.

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The Unusual Basics of Camel Racing

Camel racing is an unusual but entertaining sport involving fast-running camels that run on a predetermined course. Usually, a rider is also astride the animals to steer them. The wonderful sport of camel racing tends to be centred on running the Dromedary camel – the name of which stems from the Greek verb ‘drame’, which […]

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China’s Long Love Affair With Gambling

China has always been a hub for gambling, and it’s among the very oldest pastimes in the country. From ancient dynasties to modern Communism, gambling has remained a popular way for people to entertain themselves, along with providing plenty of tourism opportunities for the country, such as with Macau.

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The Eccentric Basics of Cheese-Rolling

Each year in the spring, the English region of Gloucester hosts its annual cheese-rolling event; a sport in which athletes come from far and wide to launch themselves down hills in pursuit of wheels of cheese. The event is held yearly during the Spring Bank Holiday Monday, and kicks off at 12pm on the dot.

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A Brief History of The Game of Squash

Human beings have been playing games that involved hitting a ball with either a closed fist or some type of bat or racket for the better past of the last thousand years. In fact, the French enjoyed a game called “le Paume” in 1148, which eventually evolved into Jeu de Paume, Royal Tennis, and ultimately […]

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The Biggest Slots Myths & Rumours Debunked

Since it first appeared in civilisation as a pastime, gambling has always been surrounded by a variety of weird and wonderful superstitions and myths. Some of them are believable and some are less so, but nevertheless, most of them have persisted for decades – or even centuries – among gamblers, opponents, and even governmental departments! […]

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A History Of Gambling in Europe

Gambling has become one of the most popular pastimes throughout modern-day Europe. From some of the best casinos in the world, such as the Monte-Carlo, to national lotteries, gambling is popular and widespread, and has been gaining more traction with every passing year. But Europe isn’t a single nation, and is instead made up of […]

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