The history of sports goes back to ancient times and here we will get to know about the History of Sports and Games Evolution in India and more.
History of Sports and more
The history of sports is way in past and described in our mythology but for us, it started as training for military forces. Many sports involve throwing objects like spears, rocks which were needed for the war in the past.
One-on-one combat might be the inspiration for sports like boxing, kick-boxing, etc.
The first Olympics were held in 776 BC which had sports like chariot races, javelin and discus throw, etc. Most say that Ancient Greeks introduced formal sports to the world.
Evolution of Sports and Games
Bat and Ball sports
Cricket: The game originated from south-east England in the late 16th century and by 18th century it became the national sport and then from the 19th century it spread worldwide.
Baseball: The person named “Alexander Cartwright” of New York invented the sport we call “Baseball”. Knickerbocker Baseball Club made the first rules that became a standard and accepted in modern Baseball.
Softball: George Hancock a reporter working for the “Chicago Board of Trade” invented the sport “Softball” as an indoor baseball in 1887.
Basketball: In the year 1892 the first formal rules for Basketball were made and initially players dribbled the soccer ball up-down in any direction.
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History of Sports in India
The Indian history of sports goes back to the Vedic age in the era of Ramayana and Mahabharata. Around 1900 BC – 7000 BC where men with their status and honor face each other in competitive sports like Archery, Horse Riding (Chariot Race), Wrestling, Weight-Lifting, etc.
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