Women’s cycling event

The gold medal was won by Connie Carpenter Phinney, an American. Continue reading

Casino card game called Faro

The name derives from a picture of an Egyptian pharaoh displayed on one of the cards. Continue reading

A woman to compete in both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games

Connie Carpenter Phinney, an an American, competed as a speed skater in the 1972 Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan and also competed in the women’s individual bicycling road race event and won in the 1984 Summer Games, held in Los Angeles, CA, USA. Continue reading

First World Chess Champion

London in 1886, the Austrian grandmaster, Wilhelm Steinitz, became the first player to earn the official title of "World Chess Champion" as he defeated Johannes Zukertort. 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

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

Dominoes of China

Derived from a dice game, dominoes were played in China around the 12th Century. Continue reading

Chaturanga a Chess-like game

Chaturanga (a Chess-like game) an Indian game was invented circa 600 CE. Continue reading

Ice Hockey Game played with similar rules as today…

Two teams from Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment played an ice hockey game using similar rules as today, except they played their game in 1855 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Continue reading

First Woman Athlete to win an Olympic Medal

Charlotte Cooper was an English tennis champion who won the woman's singles lawn tennis competition at the 1900 Olympic Games. Continue reading