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5 Backstory of Nowadays Sport

1.Swimming

In Britain, a competitive swimming emerged in the 1800s. When the first indoor swimming pool opened to the public in 1837, London had the swimming society and many swimming pools built in that time. Since it is very popular,  Swimming became one of the first modern Olympic games in 1896 in Athens.

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2. History of Fencing

Fencing was used to practice as a military training. It finds out that fencing existed in Luxor in 1190 BC. Fencing then became a sport rather than military training in 14th – 15th century. This sport is included at the Olympic games for the first time in Athens in 1896.

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3. Bobsleigh

Bobsleigh was a winter sport invented by the Swiss in the 1860s. The world’s first Bobsleigh club was invented in St. Moritz, Switzerland in 1897. The sport was super heavy, the equipment was rebalanced for the athletic contest in 1952. It joined the Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix in 1924.

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4. Ski Jumping

First ski jumping recorded dates back to 1808. At that time, Ole Reye jumped 9.5 meters. But the father of modern ski jumping is Norwegian Sondre Norheim, He won the World’s first competition in Ski Jumping at Ofte, Hoydalsmo, Norway. This sport had various improvements and joined Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix, Mont-Blanc in 1924.

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5. Luge

Luge is a French word and has a meaning of Sledge. It was founded in Switzerland in the 16th century, 300 years later a Swiss hotel built the first luge tracks for adrenaline-seeking tourist. Luge joined Olympic in 1964, at the Innsbruck Games. This sport has taken place regularly in the Winter Olympic Games in 1976.

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