They Played What?! The Weird History of Sports & Recreation (Weird History) by Richard Platt

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Published by Two-Can Publishing, Inc. .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Fiction,
  • Children: Grades 3-4,
  • History - Other,
  • Sports & Recreation - General,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction / History / Other,
  • History - General,
  • Sports & Recreation - Miscellaneous,
  • History,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Sports

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12321532M
ISBN 10158728586X
ISBN 109781587285868
OCLC/WorldCa76835992

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HISTORY OF SPORTS AND GAMES The game played in Greece is believed to have originated further east, in Persia. If so, the Persians - originators also of polo - are the team players of the ancient world.

but they will be played without any special equipment. In practice this means carrying rather than striking the ball or other object. A team sport, played outdoors, on a rugby pitch, with an oval rugby ball, and two teams of 15 players.

You play a game of rugby or a rugby match. Tennis; A racquet sport played by either two players (singles) or two pairs (doubles). Played on a court divided by a net with racquets and a tennis ball. You play a game of tennis or a tennis match. But at 13 games, they played the top four seeds in the East.

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Don’t miss it” (Houston Style Magazine).On the Origins of Sports is an illustrated book built around the original rules of twenty-one of the world’s most popular sports, from football and soccer to wrestling and mixed martial arts.4/5(1).Recreation such as falconry and hunting were usually limited to the upper classes, primarily due to the cost of such pastimes.

Furthermore, forests, where sporting game might be found, were almost exclusively the province of the nobility, and peasants found hunting there—which they usually did for food rather than sport—would be fined.

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