13 Amazing Historical Pictures Of Your Favorite Sports

by
Zohaib Ahmed
Check out the humble beginnings of the sports we so love and enjoy today.

Historical Pictures

It may be hard to believe but sports have existed for thousands of years. Try 17, 300 years to be precise. Yes, our forefathers were playing sports long before the human civilization took its current form.

Of course, in the olden days competitions weren't as fancy and spectacular as they are now, but it is still fascinating to know that folks enjoyed their sports back in the day too. The absence or lack of visual media back then restricts us from seeing what really went on during those times, but whatever little we have can be seen down below.

1. Kansas University basketball team with James Naismith, the man who invented basketball, 1899

Kansas University basketball team in 1899

 

2. The 1st Tour de France. Maurice Garin, in white, won the Tour, 1903

The 1st Tour de France. Maurice Garin, in white, won the Tour, 1903

 

3. The Grand Prix in Monaco, 1955

Grand Prix in Monaco - 1955

 

4. Harvard vs. McGill, the earliest photographed American football game, 1874

Harvard vs. McGill in 1874

 

5. Sheffield FC, the world's first soccer team, in 1865

Sheffield FC in 1865

 

6. Leonard vs. Cushing boxing fight, June 1894

Leonard vs. Cushing boxing fight in June 1894

 

7. A high school football game continues as a fire rages on at a school in Northfield, Massachusetts, 1965

Massachusetts 1965

 

8. The English cricket team on their way to the USA, 1859

The English cricket team in 1859

 

9. A one-legged race in New York, 1918

A one-legged race in New York - 1918

 

10. World's first hockey team - Montreal, 1881

World's first hockey team - Montreal, 1881

 

11. Summer Olympics men's singles tennis final, 1896

Summer Olympics in 1896

 

12. Royal Montreal Golf Club, 1882

Royal Montreal Golf Club - 1882

 

13. The First England Team in the 1st international vs. Scotland in Edinburgh, 1871

1st international vs. Scotland in Edinburgh, 1871

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