The Sport-Genres
This section is far away from to be completed. It is meant to be an explenation where to find the sportgames and also a good description about every sport-genre. The history for that sport-genre and so on. And also which sportgames in a specicfic genre, that's worth to play more than the other games!

Overall rule: A game with multiple events, is always placed in Multi Events. For example: A Wintersport game like "Winter Games" is placed in "Multi Events" not in "Winter Sports". Only one exception: If the multiple game is an athletic game in all events, it's placed in the "Athletic" genre.


Fighting Sportgames
A Fighting Sportgame is a game where one player fights against an opponent in a limited area. So you won´t find Beat'em Up-games like Double Dragon here. But you can find games like Barbarian and Highlander here. Yes, you fight against an opponent in an unlimited area in those games!

Golf
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the origins of the game, here is a brief history of the game. It is considered that the game began in Scotland, although several landscapes painted by Dutch and Flemish artists suggest that golf was played in Holland before it was known in Scotland.

The first mention of the game in official records was during the Scottish Parliaments of 1457-1491 when golf was prohibited die to its popularity interfering with the practice of archery to the consequent detriment of the national defence in the wars against England; by the reign of James II golf had become the national pastime in Scotland.

The Honourable Compnay of Edinburgh Golfers at Muirfeld formed the first set of Rules of the game, and these were adopted by the Society of St.Andrews Golfers which was formed in 1754.

In 1834, King William IV approved the change of name to the Society to the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St.Andrews, which is responsible for the government of the game, the interpretation of the Rules and the control of the Open Championship.

With the spread of the game overseas, many organisations have been formed, the most significant being the United States Golf Association founded in 1894, which is now in close contact with the Ancient Golf Club to maintain uniformity in the administration of the game.

In 1927, Mr.Samuel Ryder presented the Ryder Cup for competition between professionals from America and Britain, and the contese takes place in alternate years, each country being visited in turn. Teams from Ireland and Europe now also compete for the Ryder Cup.

The Professional Golfers' Association was founded in 1901 to promote interest in the game of Golf and to protect and advance the mutual and trade interests of its members. The P.G.A. is the oldest such Association in the world and is responsible for promoting professional tournaments in the British Isles.


Mixed Sports
Under this genre, you will find sportgames, that doesn't fit in under all the other genres. You can find sportgames like Squash, Horse Jumping and Breakdance under this genre.

Multi Events
If you are looking for games like "Decathlon" and "Track And Field" you should take a look at Athletics.

Tennis
THE ORIGINS OF TENNIS
Some believe that tennis was practiced all the way back in the times of Homer and Ovid. There are also accounts of a similar game played by the Toltec Indians of Mexico. Frescos in Egypt, Spain, and Renaissance Italy depict a game much like that of tennis. In addition, several books in the 16th century were written about games akin to tennis. But of all the educated guesses, one of the more popular belieft is that tennis has its origins in the late 19th century in Great Britain.

Present day tennis most likely has its origins in the "Jeu de Paume", which was practiced at the King's Court in the 13th century. Tennis spread throughout Europe, finding great support in Great Britain. At the foot of the Windsor Castle ramparts, and in the majority of royal British residences, a "tennys courte" could always be found. This trend was credited to Henry VII, who had four courts built on the land surrounding Whitahall Palace. The word "tenetz", which was cried out by the player upon serving the ball to his opponent, eventually gained acceptance throughout Europe and became the deciding factor in the unification of the "Jeu de Paume".

The First Tournament at Wimbledon
The gentleman of the All England Croquet Club of Wimbledon, founded in 1869, decided to offer tennis to their members. In 1877, after having expelled the croquet players from the managing committe, the directors of the club decided to organize a tennis competition open to all its members. The Field magazine sponsored the event, with the prize of a silver cup worth 25 guineas. Twenty-two competitors signed up.

Spencer Gore, who was already a master in the art of intimidation, won the first Wimbledon tournament.

In 1883, the dimension of the tennis court were established and have not changed since then. The first international match at Wimbledon took place in July 1883 when the Clark brothers, representing the U.S., competed against the Renshaw twins, representing Great Britain.

The Origins of the Scoring System
Jean Gosselin, a grammarian, wrote in 1579 that the winning score of 60 came from a sexageismal system widlely used in the 14th and 15th centuries for the weight and values of coins. Sixty was a reference number, just as 100 is in the metric system. One-sixth of a circle is 60 degrees, with each degree comprised of 60 minutes, and each minute 60 seconds. In order to win the game, the player used the dial of a clock as a reference: 15, 30 and 45 (45 was soon simplified to 40 for linguistic reasons).

A tie score upon attaining the third point was expressed as a "a deux", signifying that the winner would have to win the set by two points. In English, "a duex" became "deuce". As for the word "love", which represents a score of zero, there exist several explanations. Some believe it comes from the French word "l'oeuf", whcih has more or less the same shape as a zero. Another popular belief is that this expression came from the transformation of the word "love", synonymous with "nothing"; hence the popular expressions, "for the love of the game".


Weird Sports
Games that don't exist IRL you'll will find here. All those games takes place in a futuristic time and environment. Maybe one day, those games will be a reality.....who knows?

Winter Sports
HOW DID WINTER SPORTS BEGIN?
Skiing, skating and sledding began centuries ago as fun and practical ways for people to move across snow and ice.

The earliest skis may have existed about 4,000 or 5,000 years ago in Scandanavia. Ski bindings were invented in the 1860's by Sondre Nordheim, of Mordegal, Norway.

Once skiers could skip the toes of their boots into iron pieces, then fasten their heels with straps or springs, they gained much more control of their long wooden slats -- and they could move with breathtaking speed. Norwegian emigrants pioneered the sport all overthe world. Skating Skating began around 1000 B.C. Before the Iron Age, Nordic people made skates from elk, ox and reindeer bones. In fact, anthropologists have discovered bone skates they believe to be at least 20 centuriesold!

Since the Middle Ages, people have skated on canals in Holland. Ice skating was a very fashionable recreation in the French court in the 1770s, when Marie Antoinette was an avid enthusiast.Sledding

Primitive sleds were used for transportation before 3,000 B.C. in Norther Europe. The American Indians tied poles together with thongs to carry loads over snow.

The thrill of riding a speeding sled down a steep hill caught on in the 1500s in Germany, when people rode toboggans over snowy hillsides. Sledding became a real sport when British and American tourists started racing sleds down snowbound mountain roads in the European Alps in the middle of the 19th Century. Bobsled races developed in the 1880s in Switzerland.


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