Who invented the track? – A short history of sport
As a multitude of today's action sports, the track is based on Greece's first Olympics. When he begins to investigate who invented the track, he finds that in the "dark" age, such as football, the tracks and the tracks disappeared, and in the 1800s they reopened the modern organization.
tanks and trucks in the ancient world, soldiers were proud of their athletics. Run was one of the first racing sports, and this is the favorite of today's games. There is some controversy about exactly when the Olympic Games began and from 776 BC in the nineteenth or tenth century BC.
In the Middle Ages there was also a gap in the games. In 1896 they were again held in Athens, as the organizers tried to regain ancient traditions. One of these features is known as the "marathon race". Marathon was called to respect the Pheidippides by 490 BC in the Greek Marathon to run in Sparta. He ran all day to warn the Persian invasion soldiers on the marathon. This distance is approx. 149 miles; today's races are about 26 miles, much shorter. When London organized a 1908 Olympics, their "marathon" run was 26 miles 385 yards (42,195 kilometers) from the starting point to the stadium.
So, if you want to see who invented the track, this is the respect for the Pheidippides. However, bronze scaffolding was discovered before it was run in the tenth century that some believed it might have been a prize for earlier games Olympia. Or if you want to look at the more sophisticated development of the courses, consider the 1849s in England when the Royal Military Academy organized their first career. Maybe they need to get credit for who invented the track?
Ancient games were eventually expanded to include more races, boxing, wrestling and five runs, five running, throwing and jumping events. Field work events organized in the USA come from the 1860s. Collective and amateur groups developed here in 1873 and 1888. Sports events for men grew in 1921 in the first NCAA championship. Women only recently received the right to vote in the United States in 1928 in the games. History in 1952 sent the first Soviet Union troops to the Olympics. The fierce competition between the Soviet Union and the United States began during the Cold War during the next 30 years. In traditional Olympic traditions, wars are suspended for the entire duration so that all countries can participate in peace.
My favorite events are today in several sports competitions including Pentathlon (5 sports), Heptathlon (7) and Decathlon (10). The Athletics Congress (USA) and the International Amateur Athletics Congress define sports rules. Games are limited to amateurs; professional athletes should not participate or be banned.