Downhill ski race of record

The world’s first downhill skiing race was held, taking place at Crans-Montana in the Alps of Switzerland. Lord Roberts of Kandahar, British war hero, sponsored the trophy, the Roberts of Kandahar Challenge Cup. Twenty competitors climbed to a hut at the Plaine Morte glacier and then made the 4,000 foot descent. Cecil Hopkinson of Britain was the first winner. Continue reading

The first European polo club

The Cachar Polo Club, founded by British tea planters in 1859 in Silchar, Assam, in northeastern India, became the first European polo club. Continue reading

Field hockey

The first modern men’s field hockey club was Blackheath, founded circa 1861 in London, England. Continue reading

Commonwealth Games in Canada

The Commonwealth Games (originally called British Empire Games) were held here in Canada in 1930 in the City of Hamilton, Ontario. Continue reading

Ice Hockey Rules made in Canada

The rules for Ice Hockey were finally written down by a student named W. F. Robertson, at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Continue reading

First woman hockey player – She is a Canadian

For What It’s Worth’s opinion is that not only is hockey a Canadian Sport, but us Canadians make the best hockey players like the great one, Gretzky and Rocket Rochere, but the fact that we created a great woman hockey player too blows my mind. Continue reading

Ball game appears on a fresco painting

On the walls of Beni Hasan, Egypt, a rock tomb from the Twelfth dynasty (circa 1900 BCE) a depiction of a ball game appears on a fresco painting. Continue reading

Stadium with a retractable roof constructed in Canada

The Skydome (Now called Rogers Centre) was the first stadium with a retractable roof, located in the downtown of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, home to the Toronto Blue Jays and right next door to the CN Tower. Continue reading

Believe it or not there is a Bullfighting school

In 1830 by Pedro Romero of Seville, Spain, founded the first Bullfighting School. Continue reading

Sail Across-the-ocean race

Across-the-ocean race was held in 1866 from Sandy Hook, CT, USA, to Cowes, Isle of Wight, England, with the sponsorship of the New York Yacht Club. Continue reading