History of Sports
Bowling History - Thomas F. Ryan
5-pin Bowling dates back to 1909
when it was officially recognized as being developed by Thomas F. Ryan.
- Alexander J. Cartwright
- James Naismith
The ancient Egyptians invented bowling.
- American Style
The game of golf has advanced from
one played with simple hand made clubs and leather balls stuffed with feathers
to the game we know today, based on clubs designed by computer using advanced
materials such as titanium and zirconia.
Sack - Football
Most historians place the roots
of hockey in the chilly climes of northern Europe, specifically Great Britain
and France, where field hockey was a popular summer sport more than 500
years ago. The game we know today, however, was first played in Montreal
in 1875, according to rules devised by Canadian J G A Creighton,
a McGill student.
Learn about traditional lawn games
- including Bowls, Cricket, Croquet, Tennis and Badminton.
Not much is known about the origin
of soccer, however football and ball kicking games were played by the Greeks
Historical information about swimming
from your About guide to swimming, Mat Luebbers. Also see swimming
Games of racket and ball (including
real tennis in Great Britain, royal tennis in Australia, and court tennis
in the United States, all of which are the same game and played indoors)
originated from a 12th- and 13th-century French handball game called jeu
de paume ("game of the palm"). In 1873 Major Walter Wingfield invented
a game called Sphairistikè, from which modern outdoor tennis evolved.
- Encyclopedia Britannica
Windsurfing or boardsailing is a
sport that combines sailing and surfing and uses a one person craft called
a sailboard. The very first sailboards date back to the late 1950s.
A giant index of the history of
different sports. If your sport is not listed above, check here.
Who invented the skateboard, the
frisbee, sneakers, snowmobile, bicycle, boomerang and other sporting goods.
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