- History of Ball Sports
The history of ball sports, from ancient Chinese soccer to keep-away in Rome – learn about the ball games different cultures played throughout history.
- History of Basketball
The history of basketball is relatively short – not much more than a century old – originating in Massachusetts in 1891.
- History of Boxing
The history of boxing, from ancient Egypt to 17th century England. Learn about the fall of the sport and its revival a millennium later.
- History of Combat Sports
The history of combat sports, from ancient Asia, to Mesopotamia, to Europe – learn about fighting, boxing, and wrestling across cultures throughout history.
- History of Fitness
The history of fitness and exercise, from ancient Greece to India – learn how these cultures kept their bodies in healthy condition.
- History of Football (American)
The history of football, from ancient Greece to medieval Europe – learn about football games of the past and the development of modern American football.
- History of Golf
Learn about the history of golf and its debated origins, from medieval Chinese and Dutch sports to the development of the game itself in Scotland.
- History of Hockey
The history of hockey, from ancient Irish fields to frozen Canadian lakes – learn about the hockey sports different cultures have played throughout history.
- History of Karate
Learn about the history of karate, from its precursors in ancient India to its development in Okinawa, Japan and its spread in the 20th century.
- History of Kung Fu
Learn about the history of kung fu, from its precursors in India to its development in Shaolin and its spread throughout China in the Middle Ages.
- History of Rugby Football
The history of rugby, from ancient Greece to medieval Europe – learn about football games of the past leading up to England’s development of modern rugby.
- History of Running
The history of running, from ancient Ireland to Olympia – learn about the kinds of running competitions and games these cultures engaged in.
- History of Soccer
The history of soccer, from ancient China to medieval Europe – learn about football games of the past and the development of modern association football.
- History of Strength Training
The history of strength training, from ancient China to medieval Iceland – learn how these cultures disciplined their bodies to build strength and power.
- History of Volleyball
The history of volleyball is closely related to basketball, both originating at YMCAs in Massachusetts during the 1890s.
- History of Wrestling
The history of wrestling, from ancient Mesopotamia to medieval Germany. Learn about the kinds of wrestling matches these cultures engaged in.
- History of Yoga
Learn about the history of yoga, from its subsets in the ancient Eastern World to its worldwide revival as a form of exercise in the 20th century.
- History’s First Sport Recorded
Learn about the sport that stretches farthest back in history to ancient Mesopotamia, as well as close runners-up and common misconceptions.
- Old Sports from BC Era
The following is a list of some of history’s oldest sports from before the current era, ordered roughly by probable dates of origin…
- Strongest Man in History
The title of strongest man in history is typically given to the man with the heaviest confirmed lift of any kind over any distance…