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Ancient Mesoamerican Ball Game Origins and Gameplay
The Mesoamerican ball game is the oldest known sport in the Americas. It originated in southern Mexico approximately 3700 years ago. For many ...
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Ancient Sports Arenas - Mesoamerican Ballcourts - About Archaeology
Jan 31, 2014 ... Archaeological evidence of ancient sports in the Americas include the ballcourt, a structure built to play ball beginning ca. 1400 BC.
http://archaeology.about.com/b/2014/01/31/ancient-sports-arenas-mesoamerican-ballcourts.htm
Individual Sporting Events or Games of the Ancient Olympics
The races and other events (games) in the ancient Olympics were not fixed at the time of the first Olympics, but gradually evolved. Here you'll find a description of ...
http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/olympics/p/OlympicEvents.htm
Who Invented Soccer? - The Origin of the Game - About.com
The Ancient Greeks competed in a similar game entitled 'Episkyros', but both of these pursuits reflected rules closer to rugby than modern ... Sports Slideshows.
http://worldsoccer.about.com/od/Soccer-History/a/Who-Invented-Soccer.htm
The Ancient Olympic Games - Ancient/Classical History - About.com
Substitute "panhellenic" (open to all Greeks) for "global" and the same could be said about the ancient Olympics. Sports, in general, could be described as ...
http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/olympics/a/OlympicGames.htm
The Ancient Olympics - European History - About.com
Every four years the world holds a sporting festival called the Olympics, with most of the contests being regarded as the pinnacle of their sport. But this Olympics ...
http://europeanhistory.about.com/od/cultureartliterature/a/The-Ancient-Olympics.htm
Ancient Olympic Games 101 - Ancient/Classical History - About.com
101 on the Ancient Olympic Games ... Like so much of ancient history, the origins of the Olympic Games are ... The ancient Olympic sporting events were:.
http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/olympics/p/olympicgames.htm
Bribery and Cheating at the Ancient Olympics
Here are some instances of cheating during the ancient olympics, based on the ... Kyle's Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient Olympics · What's Love Got to Do ...
http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/olympics/tp/073008OlympicCheats.htm
History of Sports - Inventors - About.com
Ancient Greece introduced formal sports, with the first Olympic Games in 776 BC, that included sports such as human and chariot races, wrestling, jumping, disk ...
http://inventors.about.com/od/sstartinventions/tp/History-Of-Sports.htm
The Pankration at the Ancient Olympics - Ancient/Classical History
The Pankration at the Ancient Olympics. ... Olympics Sports Illustrated ... The Individual Sporting Events or Games of the Ancient Olympics · Ancient Olympics ...
http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/olympics/ss/52412-Olympic-Sports-Illustrated_8.htm
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