Reviving a 3,000-year-old Ancient Ballgame
Long before basketball and soccer, ancient Mayans were hitting the park to play rounds of Mesoamerican ballgame. Dating back to 3000 B.C., the game was played with a solid rubber ball that could only be hit by a player’s hip. Today, in Hidalgo, Mexico, a group of athletes are determined to bring back the ancient ballgame and honor the traditions of their ancestors.
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10 Fascinating Facts About The Ancient Olympics
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About Video: It is now just a matter of days before we see the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics in China, the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (or for those who don’t like Roman numerals, the Games of the 29th Olympiad.) This lends us the perfect opportunity to present a list of fascinating facts about the Ancient Olympics – held in Olympia, Greece.
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A Visual History of Sports
The first recorded sport in history was spear throwing, which arose in 70,000 BC out of a need for ancient hunters to practice their skills. Bowling was the first known ball game, appearing in Egypt in 3,200 BC; later, there was Pitz, played by the ancient Maya in 2,500 BC, followed by Episkyros, known as “common ball” to Greeks living in 8th century BC.
Long before the Olympics, there were the Tailteann Games, which the ancient Irish held around 1,800 BC. At the first recorded Olympic Games in 760 BC, there was only one event: a footrace.
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Innovation | Cuju | Ancient Chinese Soccer (Part 2)
THE ANCIENT HISTORY OF CUJU:
(NOTE: Pictured is the all-new CUJU game set designed by Rob Brannon of Prodigy Sports International). Soccer is the world’s most popular sport, and one of the oldest ball games in history. About 2,500 years ago a game called Cuju, a game much like our modern-day soccer, was already being played in China. Cuju is officially recognized by FIFA (the international soccer association) as the predecessor to the game of soccer. In Chinese, the word: “cù” means “to kick” and “jú” means a leather ball filled with feathers used in the game. Literally translated from Chinese, “cùjú” means “to kick a ball.”
In ancient China, the earliest form of Cuju was originally used as a military exercise. However, archeologists discovered a book in China on Cuju entitled, Twenty-Five Articles on Cuju which was written during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 24). In this book, Cuju is explained as being played by two teams on a field with goals, and the matches were officiated by referees who followed prescribed rules. Cuju rules and methods underwent many changes during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 907). Instructive illustrations of ancient Cuju were found dating from AD 1322. During this epoch, the game of Cuju revolved around a single goal (or wangzi) located at the center of the play field. This goal had a net that was 10.5 meters high and 3 meters wide. The actual target within the net was the prominent eye: an 85 centimeter, circular hole in the middle of the net located between the two crossbars. The object of this ancient version of Cuju was for each of the two teams to kick the ball through this hole in the net. Chinese literature exists which refers to this opening as a “bull's-eye” (or zhengsai). The team which scored the most points by kicking the ball through the bull's-eye was the winner of a Cuju match.
THE MODERN HISTORY OF CUJU
With this Cuju Game Set, we are pleased to revive the timeless dynamics of one of the world’s oldest ball games ever: “Cuju - The Ancient Game of Soccer™”. Cuju is the progenitor of Soccer - the world’s most popular sport! The modern version of Cuju is a fun and an efficient soccer-based game that can be played by multiple players in a small or large play area. The goal of the game is to use soccer skills to kick, to head, or to knee the Cuju ball through the large holes located within the Cuju net. The Cuju ball is a special oversized ball that emulates the larger and lighter ball of the ancient game of Chinese Cuju. This special ball helps make Cuju a very inclusive and user-friendly game for all ages and skill levels. This exciting game provides a fun way to motivate the players to develop physical coordination and cooperative play attitudes in an inclusive and fun-filled environment. For those who are familiar with soccer, the game rules of Cuju will be very quickly mastered as the rules of Cuju are very similar to soccer.
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Rolex supports the most prestigious events, players and organizations in golf and also encourages the development of the game worldwide through its involvement in amateur and junior ranks. The brand is a key presence at men’s and women’s Majors and at leading team events, namely The Ryder Cup, the Solheim Cup and the Presidents Cup. Its contribution to excellence in golf is based on a rich heritage stretching back more than 50 years, starting in 1967 with Arnold Palmer, joined by members of The Big Three, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. After this legendary trio blazed a trail by popularizing the game globally, modern-day legend Tiger Woods has successfully followed in their footsteps and helped the sport soar to new heights. Today’s champions and fellow Major winners Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth and Lexi Thompson, among other Testimonees, have maintained this legacy of excellence, while members of the New Guard, represented by the likes of Joaquin Niemann and Maria Fassi, have the qualities to do likewise when their time comes. Throughout this enduring partnership, Rolex has championed both innovation and respect for the traditions and spirit of the ancient game. Discover more
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Interesting facts about the Ancient Olympics
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Ancient game and art - ti jianzi 踢毽子 踢毽 毽球 shuttlecock
Ancient game and art - tijianzi 踢毽子 shuttlecock is a traditional Chinese national sport. Thus the game has a history of two thousand years. Several ancient books attest to its being played. The primary source of jianzi is a Chinese ancient game called cuju of the Han dynasty 2000 years ago. also known in English as a 'hinese hacky sack' or kinja.
There are several variations of the game, such as trying to keep the feathercock in the air until an agreed target of kicks (e.g. 100) is reached, either alone or in a pair. In circle play, the aim may be simply to keep play going. In all but the most competitive formats, a skillful display is a key component of play. There are 2 informal games in Chinese JJJ games using the same middle net: Team game having 3 players on each side & Half court game using just a half court for double player game only. Some handmade jianzis make use of a washer or a coin with a hole in the center.
Jianzi has been played since the Han dynasty 206 BC–220 AD, and was popular during the Six Dynasties period and the Sui and Tang dynasties. Jianzi 毽子, tī jianzi 踢毽子, tī jian 踢毽 or jianqiú 毽球,
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