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History of Gymnastics By Joanne Robitaille

2 Aug
Alberto Braglia won the only individual gold m...

Alberto Braglia won the only individual gold medal in gymnastics at the 1908 Olympics. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

History of Gymnastics By Joanne Robitaille

Gymnastics is among the oldest sports. While it survives into the present in its Greek form, the people of Asia and the Middle East practiced a form of gymnastics. At its core, gymnastics involves running, jumping and tumbling, activities not restricted to the Greeks alone. The first recorded evidence of gymnastics comes from ancient Egypt. During the time of the Pharaohs, acrobats would perform for the nobility. Gymnastics also had its military uses and as early as 800 B.C. it was used as a part of military training in Greece, the Middle East and China.

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History of Modern Olympics: 1896 The First Modern Olympic Games

28 Jul


The history of first Olympic Games, Athens, 1896 – Events and winners



The Origins of Tennis – History of Tennis

9 Jul
Soutar and Williams, tennis (LOC)

Soutar and Williams, tennis (LOC) (Photo credit: The Library of Congress)

The Origins of Tennis – History of Tennis

Amazingly, the historical development of tennis dates back several thousands of years. So, people who are involve in historical researches of this great sport claim to have found evidence of playing tennis in ancient Greece culture.

The History of tennis game was developed from a  12th century French handball game called “Paume” (palm). In this game the ball was struck with the hand. After some time “Paume” game produced handball “Jeu de Paume (game of the palm) and there were used racquets. The game was first created by European monks for entertainment roles during ceremonial occasions. At first, the ball was hit with hands. Later, the leather glove came into existence. This leather glove was replaced with an adaptive handle for effective hitting and serving of the ball. That was a birth of tennis racquet.

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