British Broadcasting Corporation Home. Sport used to be a brutal, lawless affair frowned upon by the middle classes, but the Victorians changed all that. Alex Perry provides the post-match analysis. Michael Owen doubtless doesn't know it, but he probably owes some of his success as a footballer to the Victorians.
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The documented history of sports goes back at least 3, years. In the beginning, sports often involved the preparation for war or training as a hunter, which explains why so many early games involved the throwing of spears, stakes, and rocks, and sparring one-on-one with opponents. With the first Olympic Games in BC—which included events such as foot and chariot races, wrestling, jumping, and discus and javelin throwing—the Ancient Greeks introduced formal sports to the world. The following by no means exhaustive list takes a look at the beginnings and evolution of some of today's most popular sporting pastimes. The first formal rules for basketball were devised in
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The history of sports in the United States shows that American football, indoor American football, baseball, softball, and indoor soccer evolved out of older British Rugby football, British baseball, Rounders, and association football sports. However, volleyball , skateboarding , snowboarding , and Ultimate are American inventions, some of which have become popular in other countries. American football and baseball diverged greatly from the European sports from which they arose, having evolved into distinctly American sports; baseball has achieved international popularity, particularly in East Asia and Latin America, while American football remains a niche. Lacrosse and surfing arose from Native American and Native Hawaiian activities that predate Western contact. In Chesapeake society that is, colonial Virginia and Maryland , sports occupied a great deal of attention at every social level, starting at the top.
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