Thursday, 29 Oct 2020
Category: Sports History
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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