Origin Stories Behind The Famous Sports From Around The World

Sports are fun to play, and it’s good exercise too. But, believe it or not, many of the games you play have some very intriguing origin stories. Some go back thousands of years. On the other hand, some games were recently invented, but they became a hot commodity for people looking for something a little less traditional.

No matter what you think of these origin stories, you might want to give this sports a chance!

Skiing Is One Of The Oldest Sports In History

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Ski-like objects were discovered in Northern Russia from 6,000 BCE. It wasn’t until the 1700’s that skiing took a leap forward when the Norwegian military used them. They would hold downhill raves while shooting at the same time.

The first national rave took place in Oslo in 1860 with its first Olympic appearance in 1924.