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HISTORICAL LINKS OF VARIOUS SPORTS. What modern sports originated from the following historical areas?. Invasion games Target games Court games Field sports Religious rituals. INVASION GAMES.

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What modern sports originated from the following historical areas
What modern sports originated from the following historical areas?

  • Invasion games

  • Target games

  • Court games

  • Field sports

  • Religious rituals


Invasion games
INVASION GAMES areas?

  • Games such as rugby, football, hockey are warlike games, where the object is to invade an opponent’s territory.

  • Their origins lay in mob games where one community would play another usually to defend or steal something


Target games
TARGET GAMES areas?

  • Involve the use of marksmanship e.g. archery

  • They have clear links to war/defence

  • Games such as golf and bowls also fit into this category


Court games
COURT GAMES areas?

  • Sophisticated games with rules and defined playing areas

  • Thought to represent a sophisticated culture and were expensive so often confined to upper classes

  • Non contact and mainly individual contests


Field sports
FIELD SPORTS areas?

  • Associated with finding food and survival e.g. hunting, shooting, fishing

  • Also associated with the enjoyment of the chase

  • Associated with the upper classes


Religious rituals
RELIGIOUS RITUALS areas?

  • Include animal baiting e.g. bears and bulls with dogs

  • The animal being baited was seen as ‘bad’ and man showed his supremacy over it


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