First Sports Arena Disaster on Record

During the reign of Emperor Antonius Pius (138-161 CE), Roman records claim that in 150 CE, the Circus Maximus collapsed during a gladiatorial event, killing some 1,162. 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

Count Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat set the Land Speed Record

On December 18th 1898, French driving enthusiast Count Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat set the Land Speed Record (world record) of 39.24 miles (62.78 kilo-meters) per hour on the 2-kilometre course at Acheres, France. 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

Bennett Trophy: International Road Race

James Gorden Bennett offered up the Prize and the Automobile Club de France organized the International Road Race, 3 national automobile clubs competed for the Prize. Continue reading

Irish Horse Racing

5000 pastoral acres (Curragh Plain) in what is known as County Kildare, Ireland may have developed Irish Racing from Horse Races run as early as mid 1st Century. Continue reading

Dutch Pentathlete Francina Blankers-Koen

Dutch track-and-field star, Francina Blankers-Koen of Amsterdam, the Netherlands set a modern pentathlon record of 4,692 points. Continue reading

Francina Blankers-Koen Won Four Gold Medals at Olympics

Female track and field athlete, Francina Blankers-Koen of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, won four gold medals at the 1948 Olympic Games in London, England. Continue reading

Emperor Titus Holds Sports Spectacular

Emperor Titus celebrates the opening of the 50,000-seat Colosseum in Rome in 80 CE with a three-day event. Continue reading