Tuesday, 9 Jul 2019
Category: Sports History

Ridiculous Sports Myths People Actually Believe

Ridiculous Sports Myths People Actually Believe From Greek and Roman Gods, to stories of shootouts in the Wild West, there are many stories that have been carried through the ages passed off as truth, when in fact they are just myths and legends. However, this doesn’t stop many people from believing them. Myths hold a […]

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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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History of Olympic Swimming

It is thought that swimming goes back to 2500BC. The Ancient Egyptians it we said to have to swum in the Nile, and the Greeks and Romans used to swim as part of their training. Swimming began during the middle of the 19th century and the first swimming organisation was established in 1837. As with […]

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A Gentleman’s Game: The History of Cricket

A Gentleman’s Game: The History of Cricket With a known history beginning in the late 16th century, the sport of cricket originated in south-east England, becoming the national sport of the country in the 18th century and later developed globally to become the 2nd most popular spectator sport after association football.

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History of Ice Skating

History of Ice Skating Ice Skating is both a sport and a recreational activity and involves gliding across an ice surface using ice skates.  Two sports have come out of ice-skating and they are figure skating and speed skating. Figure skating is a performance of jumps, spins and dance while speed skating is racing on […]

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The History of Horse Racing

A Brief History of Horse Racing Today, horse racing is just another part of a massive global sporting spectrum. But what sets it apart from most other sports is its age – it’s one of the oldest in the world, and can be traced back thousands of years.

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History of Cycling

History of Cycling Cycling has evolved over the years from being an item only the rich could afford, to an everyday mode of transport and something that features heavily in Australian sports betting.  Bicycles have also evolved over the years from wooden bikes to what we have to day.  During this time cycling has become […]

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History of Baseball

History of Baseball The origins of Baseball are uncertain.  There seems to be some traces of a game that was played using a ball and bat in Ancient Egypt around 2000 years ago and a display of this can be seen at the British Museum. There were games played that were similar to Baseball in […]

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Sports History Trivia

Sports History Trivia So many sports and players have a long and illustrious history, so we’ve taken a look at some of the amazing trivia that’s amassed over the last century or so! The average golf ball has 336 dimples, and this number has remained the same for well over 50 years. If swimmer Michael […]

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Famous Athletes From The Ancient World

Famous Athletes From The Ancient World When we look at the sports of today, it’s not hard to find an athlete that hasn’t become world-famous. In an age where globalisation allows us to follow the news on every sport that takes place on any given day, it’s no surprise that there plenty of sports stars […]

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