Tuesday, 17 Sep 2019
Category: Sports History
Aboriginal Football

Did AFL Originate from Aboriginal Football?

Most of you are probably under the impression that Australian football came from the well-known tale of the sporting hero, Tom Wills, who created a combination of British games intended to allow players to maintain their high levels of fitness out of season. However, recently there has been an alternative theory that suggests that the […]

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The Greatest Moments In Sports

The Greatest Moments In Sports

Sport has given us some of the best moments in history. Firmly wedged into position and crunching your nail as the final moment tick on by before your heart erupts in an explosion as the final whistle seals the games fate. They can be tears of sorrow or joy as you leap into the air […]

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Aussie Rules Football History

A Short History of Aussie Rules Football

Australian Rules football was invented in 1858 in Melbourne, Australia and the first match which took place before the codification of Australian Rules football was organised and umpired by Tom Willis on 31st July 1858 at the Richmond Paddock. The match was contested by Melbourne Grammar School and Scotch College, and the oldest surviving set […]

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The Haka

If you watch rugby at all, you’ve certainly seen the All Blacks haka. And you probably also know that it comes from a traditional Maori war dance. It was a dance performed by Maori people before battles in front of their enemies, as a way to intimidate them with their strength and prowess. If you […]

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The Ancient Olympic Games

Most people know a little of the olympic games history: specifically, that they originated in ancient Greece. Many of the sports included today, such as the javelin and discuss throw, were performed in Olympia thousands of years ago. Other sports included pankration, a form of martial art combining wrestling and boxing, and chariot racing. The […]

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Sports Myths

Being able to tell a superstition myth when you see one will help you make clearer decisions when it comes to online sports betting. So don’t be afraid to bust those sports myths! Here are ten of the most widely believed myths of sports history. Gladiators Fought To The Death Lets start with one of […]

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