Primarily lived in Arabian Peninsula. They started to travel to the area in between Tigris and Euphrates this area is now known as Iraq.
Were the first people to direct the building of cities as well as invented pictographic and cuneiform writing as well as a calendar and a system of weights and measures.
This was a wake for the burial of Patroklos who had been killed. Achilles planned an athletic festival to celebrate his life.
One of the four great festivals. In this same year the Olympic truce was established. This allowed people traveling to Olympia for the Olympian games to be protected through the truce that was established.
Its not known exactly when but sometime within this time period was the first recorded and allowed women's athletic competition. It occurred in the olympic year before all the mens events
One of the four great festivals. These games were held in the city of Delphi in the temple of Apollo. This was the only stadium with stone seats for audiences to sit during matches. Offered very valuable prizes for the victors. These games celebrated Apollo.
One of the four great festivals. Held every even numbered year and celebrated the god of the sea Poseidon
One of the four great festivals. Held every odd number year. Celebrated Zeus at Nemean.
Colosseum was finished being built. The hope was to use this as an entertainment space for civilians.
For romans about 200 days out of the year were holidays. The colosseum built in 80 A.D occupied any romans both rich and poor. Providing them with entertainment, food and drink to keep them out of trouble.
Theodosius stopped the Olympian games when he converted to christianity. This was done because of the christian church beliefs. They christian church believed that the olympic games were not appropriate.
The starting date of the renaissance can go back to anywhere between 1200-1400
In the renaissance period there was much advancements in education from Andreas Vesalius who helped develop an understanding of human anatomy through picking up where Leonardo da Vinci left off. Andreas Vesalius stole human bodies to dissect them to get a clearer understanding of how the human body worked.
End of the renaissance occurred when the studia humanitatis ended
Andreas Vesalius contributed to Leonardo Da Vinci's idea and helped develop the first anatomy textbook.
Medieval jousting on horseback was done by the noble class. it was too dangerous so a milder form of jousting was created called the Quintin.
This was due to gambling
They were reintroduced as equestrian trials
William Web Ellis was an influential figure in history as he was the one who picked up the football and ran with it creating what we now know today as the sport rugby.
Navy organized competitions in the regatta that was run regularly
Thomas Arnold became headmaster of the rugby school and was very influential in the development of students in their religious practice, mannerism and intellectual ability.
This was thought to be the first official baseball game but later the Mills commission disproved this.
Baseball adapted to play by Cartwright rules.
Navy soldiers organized games which included running and extraordinary leaping.
Heinrich Schliemann and his wife Sophia found the treasures of troy in turkey.
Was formally incorporated by an act of the Quebec legislation. It incorporated the Montreal snowshoe club, the Montreal lacrosse club and the Montreal bicycle club.
The Amateur Athletic Union (A.A.U) was founded. They worked with the M.A.A.A
Delegates supported with the idea of the Olympic revival and voted in Coubertin's favour. This allowed progress to start in terms of developing the next steps for the Olympic debut.
First modern Olympic games were held in Athens Greece.
In the second modern olympics women would only participate in sports that were deemed acceptable for women. This occurred in the second modern olympics in Paris France.
A committee formed as a result of Henry Chadwick's article to determine the origin of the baseball game.
The M.A.A.A broke off from the (A.A.U) and founded the Amateur Athletic federation ( A.A.F)
Agreement that the first evident of the sport of baseball was by Abner Doubleday in Cooperstown N.Y in 1839
The A.A.U won over the A.A.F and rapid growth in amateur sport in Toronto occurred.
Closed off the beach and declared it was unfit for swimming
Women were allowed to run in the marathon