The Games originally consist only of foot races, then events like wrestling and pentathlon.
She won the nine-hole golf tournament by shooting a 47.
They played in three sports: Tennis, Golf and Croquet.
Johann Bernard Basedow was one of the first men to realize the importance of physical activity in school, he included gymnastics as a part of the curriculum along with summer classes, and had students wear a specific uniform to make sure they had un-restricted movement in class.
The father of gymnastics, Friedrich Jahn, developed a system of physical education to showcase his deep sense of patriotism in 1810. His goal was to help create a strong and fearless youth who would help secure the freedom of Germany.
She believed, "When physical education takes the proper place in our schools, young girls will be trained in the class-rooms to move head, hands and arms gracefully; to sit, to stand, and to walk properly, and to pursue callisthenic exercises for physical development as a regular school duty as much as their studies".
Charles Beck and Friedrich traveled to Switzerland, France, and America. While in America, Beck was offered a spot to teach German gymnastics at the Round Hill School, thus becoming the first Physical Education teacher in America in 1825.
Harvard University established the first college gym.
Designed to make college athletics safer.
This required states to develop assessments in basic skills to be given to all students’ grades 3-8 if those states are to receive federal funding for education including Physical Education classes.
Created to improve the health of children through evidence based physical education, with after school, and early childhood programs.
The game was originally named "Tsu Chu", which involved kicking a leather ball stuffed with fur into a small hole. Like Soccer, no hands were used in the game.
Women are excluded from the Olympics so the hold the Games of Hera, named after the goddess who ruled women.
Dame Juliana Berners of Great Britain writes the first known essay on sports fishing describing how to make a rod and flies, when to fish.
Perkins School for Pupils with Visual Disabilities in Boston offered a physical education program for students with visual impairments.
Ohio School for the Deaf was the first school to offer baseball to the deaf students.
Basketball was introduced for students at
the Wisconsin School for the Deaf.
The Kennedy Foundation established the International Special Olympics.