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Wrestling, Martial Arts, and Olympics – History of Sports

By |2018-04-20T08:29:29+00:00June 23rd, 2017|Games|

Sports history: The Discus-Thrower (ca. 450 BC) The earliest sports Indo-European people like Central Asians and the Greeks had a very strong tradition of athletic competition. Competing in, and winning, athletic competitions was for them a kind of religious ritual, as well as being good training for soldiers. Central Asian people had a [...]

Ancient Chinese games – board games and martial arts

By |2018-04-18T09:54:09+00:00June 6th, 2017|China, Games|

Women of the Tang court playing double land (about 800 AD) In ancient China, as in other places, both board games and movement games probably come from war training. Board games trained generals in battlefield strategy, and martial arts trained men to fight. According to some stories, it was the Yellow Emperor, about [...]