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Title: History of Sports


1
History of Sports
  • Mr. Young
  • Sociology

2
Ancient Sports
  • These are some sports est. to be over 2500 years
    old
  • Hurling in Ireland
  • Harpastum In Rome
  • Cuju in China
  • Polo in Persia

3
Also Wrestling
4
Ancient Egyptian Sports
  • Helped to start many of the games we play today
  • Pharaohs enjoyed going to sporting events
  • Included hockey, handball, gymnastics, fishing,
    boxing, weightlifting, archery, and high jump

5
Egyptian sports
6
Ancient Greece
  • Some of their games include, field hockey, high
    diving, and animal fighting
  • Started the Olympic games (every 4 years) that
    was held between different city-states in Greece
  • Believed that Hercules helped create the games in
    honor of father Zeus
  • Featured events such as running, pentathlon
    (jumping, discus, javelin, foot race, and
    wrestling)

7
Ancient Greece
8
Ancient Greece Cont
  • First record of Olympic champion was Corebus, a
    cook, who won the one and only event, the 210
    yard dash, in 776 BC
  • Continued every 4 years for 1200 years until
    Emperor Theodius I abolished the games because
    viewed as pagan traditions

9
Olympics Videos
  • http//www.youtube.com/watch?vK8ztMlmavBw

10
Ancient Mayans
11
Ancient Mayans
  • Invented game called The Ball Game
  • Rubber ball about 20 inches in diameter
  • Played on a stone court with sloping walls and
    stone rings

12
Ancient Mayans
  • Could not use hands to get ball through ring and
    must not let the ball hit the ground
  • Usually one goal ended the game
  • Winners treated as heroes and a feast
  • Losers punished severely, leaders usually lost
    their lives

13
Mayan Ball Game Video
  • http//www.youtube.com/watch?vBw24y2MLiFE

14
History of Golf
  • Began on the east coast of Scotland, 15th century
  • Started by using rounded stick and hitting
    pebbles
  • First club (gentlemen Golfers of Leith (1744))
  • Royal and Ancient club of St. Andrews (Old Tom
    Morris)
  • 4 Majors US Open, British Open, Masters, and PGA
    Championship
  • Important People Bobby Jones, Lord Byron Nelson,
    Jack Nicklaus, Eldrick Woods

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History of Baseball
  • Based on Rounders in England
  • Alexander Cartwright was first to organize a list
    of rules
  • Civil War helped to bring momentum to the game
  • Cincinnati Red Stockings were first professional
    team
  • Important People Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson

17
Baseball
18
History of Football
  • Descended from Ancient Greek Game Harpastum
  • Nov 6, 1869 Rutgers and Princeton played first
    intercollegiate game
  • Walter Camp, coach at Yale
  • National Football League (NFL) formed in 1920

19
Football
20
History of Soccer
  • Cuju in China played around 2nd century BC
  • Ancient Greeks and Romans had Pheninda, a combo
    of soccer and rugby
  • Modern soccer started in England in the 19th
    century
  • FIFA formed in May 21, 1904
  • World Cup founded in 1930, played every 4 years
    Brazil has most wins (5)

21
Soccer
22
History of Basketball
23
History of Basketball
  • Invented by Dr. James Naismith in 1891
  • Created as a game for children to play in Mass.
    during the winter
  • Spread globally during WWII
  • First Pro league started in 1890
  • UK first team was in 1903, but Adolph Rupp would
    arrive in 1930
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