Tuesday, 17 Nov 2020
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 rugby

Stidues showthat in 2018 there were 3.5 million registered rugby players in the world, with there being 6.1 million unregistered players. With over 120 countries playing the game, rugby is – without a doubt – one of the world’s most popular sports.

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Sports From History That No Longer Exist

Many of the sports that we follow and play today have developed over many decades, sometimes even centuries, into the international favourites that they are today. And while there are plenty of different sports and events to choose from for the modern sport love, there are also a few handfuls of historic sports that were […]

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Recreation Swimming and Its Interesting History

Swimming is one of the most popular forms of pastimes in the world and is universally beloved by people from just about every known culture. Humans have had a long and passionate relationship with water since the dawn of prehistory, and we’ve fished, sailed, and enjoyed water for thousands of years. Recreational swimming is among […]

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Basketball: A Beginner’s History

The worldwide phenomenon of Basketball was invented in the United States during the December of 1891. Dr James Naismith, a physical education instructor and professor in Springfield, Massachusetts, was looking for a way for his gym class to exercise on a rainy day.

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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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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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