Thursday, 20 Sep 2018
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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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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A Brief Timeline of Soccer History

A Brief Timeline of Soccer History Even though soccer is the most played and most watched sport in the world, there is no precise time and place that can be pinpointed as it’s exact origins. Judging by the timeline below, it would seem that soccer developed through the ages based on the games local people […]

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A Brief History of Tennis

A Brief History of Tennis from Jeu de Paume To Today Dating as far back as the 12th century, tennis evolved from the game of jeu de paume which was played by many ancient civilisations including the Greeks and Romans. With bare hands, players would hit the ball to one another, and rackets were only […]

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A Brief History of Boxing

The History of Boxing This epic and often brutal one on one sport is often considered the most male sport you can get (never mind that a large amount of females boxers are making inroads into this sport in the modern age). With the earliest known representation of boxing shown on a Sumerian relief from […]

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A Definitive History of Basketball

The game of basketball was invented in 1891 by Canadian physical education instructor James Naismith as a less injury-prone alternative to football, in Springfield, Massachusetts, in the United States. The original game was played using peach baskets and a soccer style ball and only had 13 rules which were to abided by at all times. […]

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The History of Rugby

Origins of The Game of Rugby There are hundreds, if not thousands of different sports that are played around the world. The range of games includes something small involving just two people, to large team-based sports that can encompass dozens of players at once. Despite all these sports being played across the world, there are […]

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The History Of Modern Sports

Sport in The Modern World Sport is a massive part of today’s world, with billions of fans all over the world, dozens of different games, and massive sporting events that take place almost every year. Sport has always been an important part of human culture, and can be traced back to the dawn of civilisations, […]

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