Since the beginning of human civilization, sports had made it a special place in society. Different games started in different corners around the world. Find out where these famous games were started: 

Hockey 

Ball-hitting games with twisted wood have been played in many civilizations around the world. Based on the oldest historical evidence, Egypt depicts teams playing hockey in a 4000-year-old carving.

Cricket

Cricket started in England in the early 16th century. Although there is no concrete evidence, it is also recognized that it started at the beginning of the 14th century.

Football

FIFA has acknowledged that football started in China between the third and second centuries BC. There was its name Cuju or Ts'u-chü. The game had to hit the ball with just feet without using hands.

Tennis

Historians believe that tennis started in northern France in the 12th century. Where it was called 'Jeu de paume,' i.e., palm game. Later, it took the form of modern tennis.

Baseball

It's hard to say exactly where baseball started, but a French document of 1344 depicts some clergy playing a baseball-like game.

Boxing

The first known mention of boxing is found in Iraq's Sumerian civilization 3,000 years before Christ. But evidence of boxing with gloves is found close to 1650 to 1400 BC.

Basketball

In December 1891, Dr. James Naismith, a professor of physical exercise in Canada. James Naismith made some rules for his students, including putting a football in a 10-foot-high basket. That's where basketball started. By 1950, the game was played using football.

Kabaddi

Kabaddi started in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It was played in many ways in North India and other countries in Asia. The foundation of modern kabaddi rules was laid in Maharashtra between 1915 and 1920.

Volleyball

Volleyball also started like basketball. In February 1895, William G. Morgan in the United States incorporated some rules on tennis and handball and introduced volleyball.

Wrestling 

Wrestling is the oldest way of fighting. It can begin with paintings in the 15,000-year-old caves in France. The Indian Vedas also mention wrestling.

Video Games

The first video game was applied in the US on behalf of Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr. and Estle Ray Mann on January 25, 1947. They received their patents on December 14, 1948.

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