Top 10 Early Releases of Popular Sports

As we know, beautiful stadiums, Qatar at the top of big clubs, and football with lots of money are obviously not always the case. Basically, it was just a guy playing with a ball in the stomach of a sheep (yes, it’s a degree). The same is true for many other sports such as rugby and tennis. Go back in time to explain how your favorite sport was done.

1. I played soccer with a ball made from the belly of a sheep

At the same time, what did you want to make a balloon from? The sheep’s stomach is the simplest, but not so shocking if it is known that the intestines and bladders of certain animals were used as preservatives in ancient Rome.

The ancestors of football, rugby and even handball are called “la soules”. The sport has been played in France since the Middle Ages and opposed two teams aiming to carry the ball from one camp to another. The very inaccurate rules of this sport were responsible for its disappearance and finally reappeared in the 19th century, but produced rugby, football and even handball (usually because we couldn’t get it). There are many variations of the rules, we invented many).

2. For rugby, it’s a little the same story

Legend has it that rugby was born because he didn’t fully understand the rules of the game and decided to grab the ball with his hands and run (in my opinion, it’s not the most useful beaver in barrage). ..

Otherwise, the origin of rugby comes from haspartum, which is not the name of a drug, but a game of playing with animal skins filled with rags and straw. For Sur, the player was divided into two camps, this time having to take the ball to the other camp by hand. The Roman Legion should have brought this game to England. So for a very long time, the British were finally kicking our ass in this sport from their country.

Photo credit (public domain): Unknown author Unknown author Illustrator (based on sketches by MJL de Condé)

3. The palm game (or palm game) is the origin of tennis

This origin is better known and less ambiguous than rugby and football, as everyone agrees that tennis is the origin of tennis. Tennis games appeared in medieval France. The principle was like tennis. The two players are separated by a net and return the leather ball in the palm of their hand.

Suddenly, they told themselves that it wasn’t stupid to break their hands and evolve towards a racket, and that was the reason why modern tennis was born little by little.

4. Handball, soccer and rugby cousins

When it comes to football and rugby, handball comes from medieval France because it has the same common roots, sur. Therefore, the game was played in the intestines of animals on the same principle as rugby and soccer. The modern handball we know came from Denmark and then spread to the eastern countries, especially Germany, and adapted it to the 11-player version we know today.

5. Petanque is a derivative of the Provençal dialect

Petanque is, of course, native to Provence, and the name Petanque comes from the combination of the Provençal words “ped” for “foot” and “tanca” for “planted”.

Unlike Petanque, Provence games were played on the move and in much wider fields, so the rules weren’t exactly the same. Legend has it that we owe the appearance of petanque to a man named Jules Le Noir, a resident of La Ciotat who was plagued by rheumatism and was unable to play. Jules Le Noir decides to stay in a delimited circle to shoot “Ped Tanka” and throw Jack farther than usual. Others were amazed at such boldness, and that’s how petanque was born.

6. Pole vault was originally a field of gymnastics, not athletics

Discipline comes from ancient Greece: initially the poles used to cross obstacles (rivers, high bushes, etc.) were finally tested. At the end of the 18th century, it was “reinvented” by German educators to make it into the field of gymnastics.

The goal was to make an elegant leap, not as high as possible. Athletes were also judged on their performance based on aesthetic criteria. Then, in the 19th century, the Englishman invented the sport again (things never stop), becoming “pole vault” which means “pole vault”. And this is where we find areas we know today, and ultimately part of the field of athletics rather than gymnastics.

7. Billiards are a variant of croquet

Originally billiards were played on the floor, but it was a variety of croquettes. Indeed, it was played on the hoop and the ball was bigger than what we know today. The first pool table appeared in France due to the weather (rain, cold, etc.). The aristocrats who loved croquet too much wanted to be able to play it indoors, rather than fooling these wealthy people. In this way, a smaller version of the table and ball was born.

8. Boxing comes from Greek boxing

Therefore, Greek boxing is a direct ancestor of English boxing, and unlike wrestling sports, it is done at a distance with just a fist. As you can imagine, this sport is even more violent as it is practiced without gloves and without all the rules we know today (boxing is violent, but you can’t even imagine what it was before. ).

9. Dodgeball (or dodgeball if needed) comes from ancient African games

So here we are still making assumptions, I warn you, it should be taken with a grain of salt. Dodgeball is inspired by an African game over 200 years ago (but it starts terribly because we don’t already know where it came from). The principle was the same as that of the dodgeball we know, with the difference that the ball was a stone, which could hurt or kill the player. Legend has it that it was British missionary James H. Carlisle who discovered the game and adapted it with a leather ball. It was Philip Ferguson at the time who established the real rules at the end of the 19th century and made the game popular in the United States.

10. How about curling?

You will be shocked, maybe you can’t even sleep tonight, the story is so crazy.

It starts with a man named Pieter Bruegel the Elder.We owe him two pictures Hunter in the snow When Trebuchet Where you see people curling. The table is from 1565, suggesting that curling is a very old sport. In Scotland, it became a really popular sport, where it became a (super) drinking game, before it was exported to the United States thanks to Scottish immigrants around the mid-18th century.

Basically, when each point was lost, the player took a sip of whiskey. This is much more interesting than today’s whiskey. The game continues to evolve and is exported wherever there is ice. In Switzerland, Canada, and all other countries that are generally not hot.

And that’s how this drinking game has become a true Olympic sport over time. When is the location of the Beer Pong Olympics?