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Mar
19
2011

Who Invented the Balance Beam

Balance Beam

Laurie Gallus Gary Gallus invented the balance beam. The balance beam is an artistic apparatus in gymnasium and also used for performing many gymnastic events. The event as well the apparatus are referred to as a simple term called beam. BB is the English abbreviation of this event. The balance beam is a long and narrow beam that is raised from the floor area on one leg. This event is performed only be female gymnasts. [...]

Mar
19
2011

Who Invented Boxing

Boxing

The history of boxing was first associated with the Egyptians where carvings of fist fighting’s between two people were found of 3rd and 2nd Millenium BC. There was great contribution from the Greeks as well in the field of boxing. There are written evidences about fights between two men. Legends also say that ruler Thesius of the 9th century BC used to organize a form of fighting with hands between two people and the result [...]

Mar
19
2011

Who Invented Bowling

Bowling

There is always a debate as who and when invented bowling. Many historians have different approaches and thesis to show the origin of this extremely popular modern game. A study states that it was in the Stone Age where the game originally got its origin. Many archeologists have associated the game with the Egyptians. A British anthropologist, Flinders Petrie, in his study found some extremely interesting facts on the grave of a child. However many [...]

Jan
22
2011

Who Invented Cricket

Cricket

There is no clear evidence to indicate as to where and when cricket originated. It is believed that the sport has been derived from a very old and simple leisure activity where one player hurls a small object like a rock or ball and the other hits it back with an appropriate club. It is therefore very difficult to trace the roots of cricket back in time as it has evolved way ahead of the [...]

Jan
22
2011

Who Invented Cycling

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Cycling has been around for quite some time and although unverifiable, certain traces of the use of bicycle can be dated back to as early as the 16th century. The first known model of the cycle was the ’Laufmaschine’ or the ‘Running Machine’ invented by German Baron Karl Drais Von Sauerbronn. Based on an extremely primitive design this steerable bicycle was made only of wood. It was also quite inconvenient for the rider to operate [...]

Oct
2
2009

Who Invented Football

Football

The invention of football dates back thousands of years, and every continent has at least one ancient game that could be described as football, but most have very little to do with each other. Dictionaries describe football as a team game that involves kicking a ball around a field, though some games such as rugby and gridiron are mostly passing games with minimal kicking. In Asia, the Chinese game of cuju spread from 200 AD [...]

Oct
1
2009

Who Invented Basketball

Basketball

Basketball is unique amongst all the world’s team sports because its history is well known and documented so we know exactly when the rules were first drawn up, we know when the first games were played, we even know where the first teams were formed. Basketball is an American institution that has spread throughout the world to become one of the most popular college, social, and even professional sport. In the winter of 1891 at [...]

Jun
9
2009

Who invented Soccer

History of Soccer

Soccer, which is also known as football in countries where it is the main team sport, is a game played with two teams of eleven players who kick or pass a round ball using only feet, shins, chests, and foreheads until they are able to score by getting the ball through the opposition’s goal posts. Soccer is the world’s most popular sport and generates billions of dollars of revenue from TV rights, merchandising, ticket sales, [...]

May
18
2009

Who invented Baseball

Alexander Cartwright

Baseball’s history is fascinating, and a lot of politics is involved, which seems sad for a game that is America’s national pastime and has been for nearly 200 years. Nobody knows who actually invented baseball but a couple of names, Abner Doubleday, and Alexander Cartwright have been linked with the sport. In 1905 Albert Spalding, formerly a star pitcher and the man who created the Spalding sporting goods company organized a commission of former baseball [...]