The History of Sports


The concept of sports dates back to ancient times. It is often associated with hunting, and there are many prehistoric depictions of hunters pursuing prey with abandon. Some of these ancient civilizations even recognized board games as sport, although the International Olympic Committee strongly discourages sports betting. However, the definition of what constitutes a sport has been expanded in recent years, and is increasingly inclusive of all forms of physical activity. Moreover, children have always included sporting activities as part of their play.

The history of sport is very old, going back to the Stone Age. There are artifacts from the 2nd millennium BC, which suggest that sport existed in ancient China. Ancient China may have developed gymnastics, but we don’t know for sure. In ancient Egypt, there are monuments that indicate that there were sports. Egyptian sports included javelin throwing, wrestling, and high jump. Similarly, in ancient Persia, there were jousting and martial arts. Modern-day sports include motorised games.

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