Wednesday, 13 Nov 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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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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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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