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History of sport

The history of sports extends back to the Ancient world. The physical activity that developed into sports had early links with ritual, warfare and entertainment. Study of the history of sport can teach lessons about social changes and about the nature of sport itself, as sport seems involved in the development of basic human skills compare play. As one delves further back in history, dwindling evidence makes theories of the origins and purposes of sport more and more difficult to support. As far back as the beginnings of sport, it was related to military training. For example, competition ...

List of sports history organisations

This is a list of sports history organizations H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports at The University of Texas at Austin www.starkcenter.org Olympic Games – International Society of Olympic Historians

Compulsory figures

Compulsory figures or school figures were formerly a segment of figure skating, and gave the sport its name. They are the "circular patterns which skaters trace on the ice to demonstrate skill in placing clean turns evenly on round circles". For approximately the first 50 years of figure skating as a sport, until 1947, compulsory figures made up 60 percent of the total score at most competitions around the world. These figures continued to dominate the sport, although they steadily declined in importance, until the International Skating Union voted to discontinue them as a part of competit ...

European committee for sports history

The European Committee for Sports History is the non-profit organisation of the European sports historians. It was founded in Bordeaux in 1995. Founding President was Prof. Arnd Kruger. The Motto is Cognita historia futurum figurare.

List of first ascents (sport climbing)

In free climbing, a first ascent, or first free ascent is the first successful, documented climb of a route or boulder performed without using equipment such as anchors, quickdraws or ropes for aiding progression or resting. In this article, notable first ascents of hard routes and boulders are listed, which are regarded worldwide as milestones in the history of free climbing. Ratings on the hardest climbs tend to be speculative, until other climbers have had a chance to complete the routes and a consensus can be reached on the precise grade. This becomes increasingly difficult as the grad ...