Wednesday, March 28, 2007

History of sport

There are artifacts and structures that propose that the Chinese engaged in sporting activities as early as 4000 BC.Gymnastics appears to have been a well-liked sport in China's ancient past. Monuments to the Pharaohs indicate that a number of sports, with swimming and fishing, were well-developed and regulated several thousands of years ago in ancient Egypt.Other Egyptian sports incorporated javelin throwing, high jump, and wrestling. Ancient Persian sports such as the conventional Iranian martial art of Zourkhaneh had a close connection to the warfare skills.Among other sports that originate in Persia are polo and jousting.

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