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

10 year old boy wins Gold at the Olympic Games

At the Paris, France Olympic Games a 10 year old boy was substituted for an adult in the Coxswain position due to his lighter weight. Continue reading

Game Boy

In 1989, the Nintendo Company Ltd., Japan, introduced a handheld video game called the Game Boy. Continue reading