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  1. #1
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    Smile Interesting facts for Sport lovers !

    Hi guys,
    Just came across followin facts and thought of sharing it with you.

    Karate actually originated in India, but was developed further in China

    Kite flying is a professional sport in Thailand

    The game of squash originated in the United Kingdom. It came about after a few boys, who were waiting for their turn to play racquets, knocked a ball around in a confined area adjoining the racquets court.

    The sport of surfing originated in Hawaii.

    The national sport of Japan is sumo wrestling

    The game rugby was originated at Rugby school located in England in 1823. This happened when William Webb Ellis, while playing soccer, picked the ball up in his hands and started running with it.

    The sport Lacrosse was initially played by Native American Indians. They played the sport to prepare for war.


    Vasaloppet, which is located in Sweden is the oldest, longest, and the biggest cross-country ski race in the world. Every year, 14,000 people compete in the race.

    Source:www.amusingfacts.com
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    Sports

    The sport Lacrosse was initially played by Native American Indians. They played the sport to prepare for war.
    From what I've seen of Lacrosse, war must have come as a welcome relief!


  3. #3
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    Thanks Priyanka, that site is interesting one

    Madhivanan

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    did you know that golf was invented in Scotland?

    you probably do, but i just thought i'd mention it.

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    this was quite informative

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