Running Facts

Many scientists believe that our ancient ancestors needed to run long distances to catch food, or escape harm. Weapons such as the bow and arrow and spear-thrower eventually helped early man hunt without having to run such long distances. No one knows when running became a recreation but races of 3200 meters took place in Egypt 3800 B.C. Running was a part of the ancient Read More

Volleyball Facts

Volleyball was 115 years old in 2010. Volleyball began in the United States. William G. Morgan is credited with inventing the game. He wanted to combine elements from baseball, handball, basketball and tennis. He was teaching a group of businessmen at the YMCA in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and wanted a game that was great exercise with less physical contact. Volleyball was Read More

Hockey Facts

The origin of ice hockey is unknown. Many believe ice hockey probably evolved from the game of field hockey that had been played in Northern Europe for centuries. The rules of modern ice hockey were written by a man named J. G. A. Creighton. Mr. Creighton was from Canada. In 1875, the first game of ice hockey with Creighton's rules was played in Montreal, Canada. In 1877, the Read More

Figure Skating Facts

The convenience and efficiency of ice skating to cross large, icy areas is shown in archaeological evidence by the finding of primitive animal bone skates in places such as Scandinavia, Sweden, Great Britain, Russia, Germany and Switzerland. Wooden skates with iron facings appeared in the 14th Century. Skates that were made entirely of iron were introduced in the 17th Read More

Golf Facts

Early shepherds may have used their curved staffs to hit stones in a simple game of "golf" as early as 2,000 years ago. It is believed that the game of golf began in Scotland nearly 500 years ago. James II of Scotland, in an Act of Parliament dated March 6, 1457, had golf and football banned, because these sports were interfering with archery practice which was needed to defend Read More