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Honoring SPORTS gods BEGINS MOSTLY AFTER LUISA 1865
American Football 1892
AFL Wheelchair Handball November 8, 2015
Air Hockey 1962
Air Racing 1947
Alpine Skiing 1936
Auto Racing 1894
Badminton Popular in the mid 1800
Body building began in earnest in 1890’s
Bowling modernized in 1930
Cycling 19th century
Dog Racing 18th century
Handball traced back to the baths of Rome, current version first played in Olympics in 1936
Hocky Current game 19th century
Lacrosse French Jesuit missionaries – first Lacrosse Club founded in Canada in 1856
Motorcycle Racing First motorcycle sold in 1894; first race was in France a few years later.
Polo Beginning in 1876 informal games were played in New York City
Powerlifting Modern sport of Power Lifting originated in United Kingdom and USA in 1950’s.
Roller Skating Roller Derby started in 1935.
Rugby First reference to the game as played now 1823;
Skating Popular in North America during first part of the 20th century
Soccer A few centuries BC, in 1951 a white ball was permitted to help spectators see the ball.
Softball Developed from an indoor baseball game first played in 1887. Name “softball” dates to 1926, in 1930’s the name became official.
Sport fishing Competitive casting Sport founded in 1955
Swimming Competitive Swimming first introduced in early 1800’s
Tennis First US Open played in America in 1881.
Track and Field (Cross Country Running, Road Running and Racewalking) Popular in the 1860’s, and the Amateur Athletic Union was founded in the US in 1887, and is its governing body.
Volleyball Invented in 1895 by William Morgan
Water Polo Began in mid 19th century England and Scotland; it was demonstrated in the Olympic games in 1900 and 1904; has a reputation as a brutal sport but is way less violent than the original games.
Wrestling A rise in popularity in the 19th century.