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  1. Football — 2017-08-16 12:25:25
    … that resembled football i.e. primarily controlling a ball with your feet //not// your hands . The Chinese "football" games date as far back as 3000 years ago. The Ancient Greeks and the Roman used football games to prepare warriors for battle…
  2. Paralympic Games — 2017-06-21 14:32:08
    …ille Games//, these are considered to be the first Paralympic Games. The first Winter Paralympics were held in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden in 1976. == Paralympic Games == Since 1988, the S…
    …ummer Paralympics have been held in conjunction with the Olympic Games in the same host city. This practice was adopted in 1992 for the **Winter Paralympics**, and became an official policy …
    …of the International Olympic Committee and the **IPC** following a June 19, 2001 agreement. The Games take place three weeks after the closing of the Olympics, in the same host city and using the same facilities. Cities b…
    …idding to host the Olympic Games must include the Paralympic Games in their bid, and typically both Games are now run by a single organizing committee. == Strength to Strength == {{Image url="Tanni.jpg" class="left" title=…
  3. YMCA — 2017-06-21 14:24:38
    …he first World War. == New Sports == Because of the popularity of the YMCA there was a need to develop activities and games that would amuse the young men but were not aggressive and physical like football and rugby. So the YMCA can claim two…
  4. Grand Theft Auto — 2017-05-11 15:45:29
    …video game producer as well the co-founder (along with his brother Sam) and vice president of creativity for **Rockstar Games**. === Rockstar North === **Grand Theft Auto V **is the Highest 24 hour revenue generating entertainment product, and …
    …0" }} Released on 17 September 2013 part of the game series. Developed by **Rockstar North** and published by Rockstar Games, the action-adventure video game sold 11.21 million units in its first 24 hours, and generated revenue of £511.8 milli…
  5. Modern Olympics — 2017-01-25 14:57:15
    …ilanthropists who shared some of his ideas. Brookes himself petitioned the Greek authorities to revive an international games but internal strife within the country led to the government of the day politely declining his overtures. He received s…
    …act finding mission aimed at instigating physical education in French schools. Brookes invited Coubertain to his annual games in Much Wenlock [[Shropshire]] and even closed the entire town to concentrate on impressing his guest. The Baron stayed…
  6. Sport — 2016-06-23 13:22:23
    … also known, is now played in every continent with many nations competing in the three major competitions - The Olympic Games, The World Cup and The Champion's Trophy. == Rounders 1884 == {{Image url="Rounders.jpg" class="right" width="100"}} R…
    …team game. Rounders is still played in Ireland and England. '''Baseball''' and '''Town-ball''', are both bat and ball games, played by teams, that have originated from Rounders. == Badminton 1887 == {{Image url="Badmington.jpg" class="right" …
    …amberlain''' of the British Army garrisons of India. The game is believed to have came about as a mix of other billiard games, mainly English [[Billiards]], this new billiard sport of snooker surfaced around 1875. The term snooker was used as a…
    …ntest using stones on ice coming from the records of Paisley Abbey, Renfrew, in February **1541**. One of the national games of Scotland, it has spread to many countries. == Darts == {{Image url="Dart_board.jpg" class="right" width="120" }} Da…
  7. Billiards — 2016-06-23 11:09:55
    …in the UK in 1885. Later to become the **Billiards and Snooker Control Council** There are a number of pocket billiard games directly descended from English billiards:** - Snooker - Pool (pocket billiards) - Nine-Ball - Cowboy Pool**…
  8. Pay Toilet — 2016-05-10 16:55:15
    … == Writing == In 1894, Maskelyne wrote the book Sharps and Flats: A Complete Revelation of the Secrets of Cheating at Games of Chance and Skill. This book became an instant hit and to this day is considered to be a classic gambling book.…

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