Overview Page dreamers. Top. olympic Club rugby history Founded in 1860, The olympicClub is the oldest athletic club in the United States. Teams http://www.ocrugby.com/main_overview.htm
Extractions: The Club's Maurice McLoughlin was the first successful practitioner of the "Big Game" of serve and volley in tennis, and he won the U.S. Singles Championship in 1912 and 1913. He was succeeded by his Clubmate, William "Little bill" Johnston, who won the title in 1915 and '19, as well as Wimbledon in 1923. The Olympic Club's Cornelius Warmendam in 1942 became the first pole vaulter to clear 15 feet. Its Hank Luisetti changed basketball for all time by pioneering the one-hand shot in the 1930s. Between 1929 and 1950, the Club won six AAU championships in track and field. It has won 12 U.S. Open titles and three Masters championships in water polo. And it has won eight U.S. Masters and four World Masters championships in swimming. Since 1920 its handball players have consistently achieved national prominence, winning national championships time and again. At its gorgeous Lakeside country Club overlooking the Pacific Ocean the OC today boasts of two championship-quality golf courses, as well as a nine-hole par three spread. The premier Lakeside course has been the site of four U.S. Open championships-in 1955, 1966, 1987 and 1998. More than 6000 members - men and women, juveniles and juniors - now enjoy a vast variety of sports in both the downtown Clubhouse on Post Street and at Lakeside that range from Swimming, Handball, Squash and Basketball to Golf, Tennis, Rugby and Soccer. The original promise has been kept, but if they somehow were alive today those original 23 members would most likely be astonished by what they would see a couple of centuries later. Then again, maybe they wouldn't be, for they were all dreamers.
Southern California Rugby Football Union the last year that rugby was an olympic sport), the UCLA dominated the rugby scenewith the best players who As history will tell, this is as close as the http://www.scrfu.org/history.htm
Extractions: While the rugby game was very active in California in the early 1900's and players from here, especially Cal and Stanford, comprised the majority of the teams who won the Olympics in 1920 and 1924 (the last year that rugby was an Olympic sport), the sport had many dormant years from the mid 30's to the mid 50's when a resurrection occurred and the modern era of what we know as our current reasonably popular sport on college and university campuses and men's and women's clubs got it's rebirth. The oldest club in SCRFU is the Eagle Rock Athletic Club (founded in 1937) who had semi professional football success for many years that developed into rugby success, especially in the 50's and 60's and early 70's. The second oldest is the LARC (Universities RFC formed in 1958 that changed their name to Los Angeles Rugby Club in 1966). Great teams from Belmont and OMBAC dominated the ensuing years in SCRFU, with LARC a close pursuer. OMBAC took over the dominance of NCRFU and went on to many national Championships, fighting Belmont for the right to represent SCRFU in the fight to get through the PCRFU Championships to represent PCRFU in the Nationals. Since SCRFU became a TU Belmont and OMBAC continued to dominate as the top teams in Men's rugby.
Telstra Stadium - History which made it the largest olympic stadium in history and at that to set World Recordattendances for an olympic Games and sports such as rugby League and http://www.telstrastadium.com.au/index.aspx?link_id=1.109
Extractions: To the pleasure of all those sports that are thoroughly swamped by football year in, year out, the beautiful game's vast popularity beyond the Olympiad has not translated to popularity within it and many a match at the Olympic Games, though not the final, is played to audiences of several hundred. In Sydney there are, however, 1.6 million tickets on sale because of the size of football stadiums compared with the venues of other sports. If sold, they would make football the most watched sport. The introduction of a women's event at the 1996 Games in Atlanta, and the fact that the title was won by the US, helped to generate a little more interest but only the stars of World Cup football could really turn the spotlight on the game when it becomes the first sport to be played at Sydney. Football is the only sport at the Games that will played outside Sydney, with matches scheduled for Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne, as well as the host city.
Rugby Chronology acceptable points of all the various methods of play under the one heading of football(The history of the rugby is played at olympic Games for the http://www.rfu.com/microsites/museum/chrono.cfm
History history Of rugby As Union. USARFU is currently petitioning the USOC forsanctioning of American rugby in future olympic games. It http://www.highschoolrugby.com/2001season/quickguide.htm
Extractions: Hist ory Of Rugby: As legend has it, rugby was invented in 1823 during an intramural soccer match at a private boarding school in Rugby, England. A young William Webb Ellis became so frustrated by his inability to kick the ball that he picked it up and ran towards the goal. Webb Ellis might just have something! thought his schoolmates. And so Rugby football was born. Rugby is the father of another version of football - American football. Almost all precepts of the American game are based upon rugby. The first college football game ever in America, Rutgers vs. Princeton in 1869, was, in fact, rival fraternity brothers having a go at the English schoolboy game of rugby. It was not until the mid 1880s that Yale football coach Walter Camp Americanized the game by inventing the gridiron, along with the concepts of downs and blocking. To this day the game of American football is referred to overseas as gridiron. Basketball too has its roots in rugby. Dr. James Naismith , who declared rugby his first-love, created basketball while searching for ways to train his Illinois football players indoors through the bitter Midwest winters. A true student will quickly recognize that many basketball fundamentals originate from rugby.
What's New On BSSH Pages? 2002) The Real Story of the Ancient olympic Games (Added 8/11/2002) The rugby Museum,rugby School (Added Coulthard Museum (Added 8/11/2002) history of Ipswich http://www2.umist.ac.uk/sport/links1.html
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BSSH Directory Of Sports Museums of William Webb Ellis it s originator, provides an insight into the origins ofthe rugby football. International Institute for Sport and olympic history (IISOH http://www2.umist.ac.uk/sport/mus.html
Extractions: BSSH Directory of Sports Museums The International Association of Sports Musuems and Halls of Fame (IASMHF) web service provides more information about its member sites but since it is restricted to members only, it does not include all of the museums listed below. Museums and Halls of Fame are listed first by country then national museums followed by regional museums. A searchable database for British sports museums is currently under development. The Olympic Games Virtual Museum Searchable database for sports libraries and museums in Australia Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum, P.O. Box 175, Melborne Cricket Ground, Jolimont Terrace, East Melbourne, Victoria 3002, AUSTRALIA The Australian National Maritime Museum Darling Harbour Sydney Includes a Gallery of Sport and Leisure that currently has exhibits on the history of beach culture in Australia, the devleopment of Surf lifesaving and the role of women in this movement, Speed boat racing, the evolution of 18ft skiffs, the America's Cup, Racing and Cruising. It is a ten story Gallery space that has AUSTRALIA II with its winged keel on display with sails rigged. The Museum presents thematic social history exhibitions on aquatic sport and leisure using multi media, as well as objects, graphics and labels. Display material is drawn from the National Maritime Collection, International Museums and private individuals. Melbourne Cricket Club Museum Paintings, photographs, apparel and equipment, trophies, porcelain and other superb cricket-related items are on display. Australia.
WashingtonPost.com: The History Water Polo The history Water Polo. The game featured the old rugby style of play which resembledAmerican it became the first team sport added to the olympic program. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/sports/olympics/longterm/waterlo/history.ht
Extractions: Go to Water Polo Section There is little documentation as to the origins of water polo. It is known, however, that the sport originated in the rivers and lakes of mid-19th century England as an aquatic version of rugby football. Early games used an inflated, vulcanized rubber ball imported from India known as a "pulu" (the single Indian word for all "balls"). Pronounced "polo" by the English, both the ball and thegame became known as "water polo." To attract more spectators to swimming exhibitions, the London Swimming Association developed a set of water polo rules for indoor swimming pools in 1870. At first, players scored by planting the ball on the end of the pool with both hands. A favorite trick of the players was to place the five-to-nine inch rubber ball inside their swimming suit and dive under the murky water, then appear again as near the goal as possible. If the player came up too near the goal, he was promptly jumped on by the goalie, who was permitted to stand on the pool deck. Games were often nothing more than gang fights in the water as players ignored the ball, preferring underwater wrestling matches that usually ended with one man floating to the surface unconscious. The introduction of the "Trudgeon stroke" by Scottish players changed the nature of water polo. It became a game that emphasized swimming, speed and passing. Scottish rules moved from a rugby variant to a soccer style of play. Goals became a cage of l0 x 3 feet and a goal could be scored by being thrown. Players could only be tackled when they "held" the ball and the ball could no longer be taken under water. The small rubber ball was replaced by a leather soccer ball.
Olympic Sports History - Water Polo olympic Sports history. Among them were water football (or soccer), water rugby, waterhandball, and water polo, in which players rode on floating barrels http://www.athenshousing.com/olympicshistory/OlympicSports/water_polo.html
Extractions: Home Check Availability Browse Accommodations Buy Olympic Event Tickets ... Submit A Special Request Olympic Sports History As swimming became a popular recreation in England during the 1860s and 1870s, several water sports developed, roughly patterned after land sports. Among them were water football (or soccer), water rugby, water handball, and water polo, in which players rode on floating barrels, painted to look like horses, and struck the ball with a stick. Water rugby became the most popular of these sports, but somehow the water polo name became attached to it, and it's been attached ever since. As played in England, the object of the game was for a player to touch the ball, with both hands, at the goal end of the pool. The goaltender stood on the pool deck, ready to dive on any opponent who was about to score. Water polo quickly became a very rough sport, filled with underwater fights away from the ball, and it wasn't unusual for players to pass out for lack of air. In 1877, the sport was tamed in Scotland by the addition of goalposts. The Scots also replaced the original small, hard rubber ball with a soccer ball and adopted rules that prohibited taking the ball under the surface or "tackling" a player unless he had the ball. The Scottish game, which emphasized swimming speed, passing, and team work, spread to England during the early 1880s, to Hungary in 1889, to Austria and Germany in 1894, to France in 1895, and to Belgium in 1900.
Olympic Sports History - Handball olympic Sports history. is woven into Irish myth and legend, as well as Irish history. inseveral English public schools, notably Eton, rugby, and Winchester. http://www.athenshousing.com/olympicshistory/OlympicSports/handball.html
Extractions: Home Check Availability Browse Accommodations Buy Olympic Event Tickets ... Submit A Special Request Olympic Sports History HANDBALL Beginnings in Ireland Almost all modern racket sports grew out of a form of handball, known as jeu de paume , which originated in France, probably during the 11th century. It's possible that modern handball can also be traced to jeu de paume , but the sport as we know it was nurtured for centuries in Ireland and was brought to North America by Irish immigrants. Handball, along with hurling, is woven into Irish myth and legend, as well as Irish history. Evidently, it was originally played outdoors. In 1527, Galway, in western Ireland, prohibited playing ball against the town's walls. At that time, handball was probably a one-wall game most of the time, though there may well have been three- and four-wall version. The ball was made of cloth, tightly rolled and wrapped in leather. During the late 17th century, court tennis became something of a rage in London, and many courts were built. The rage died in the 18th century, though, and handball players took over some of the abandoned tennis courts. Most of them were probably immigrants from Ireland. The first great player, John Cavanagh, certainly was. When he died in 1819, William Hazlitt eulogized, "It is not likely that anyone will now see the game of handball played in its perfection for many years to comefor Cavanagh is dead and has not left his like behind him." Although played on an enclosed court with four walls, this version of handball was actually three-wall, because the court was more than 100 feet long, putting the back wall effectively out of play.
MSN Encarta - Olympic Games (modern) the results have never been considered part of official olympic history. African countrieswith the argument that rugby was not an olympic sport, athletes http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761562380/Olympic_Games_(modern).html
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Coubertin S Life The IOC had no control over the sport of rugby and although efforts Soviet Union sinvasion of Afghanistan, the largest boycott in olympic history took place. http://www.learntoquestion.com/seevak/groups/2002/sites/decoubertin/moderngames.
Extractions: The Olympic Motto "Citius, Altius, Fortius," meaning "Swifter, Higher, Stronger" was developed by a Dominican monk named Father Henri Didon. It refers to the three basic track and field activities: running, jumping and throwing. Modern Games In 1976 the Olympic games were held in Montreal, Canada. Shortly before the Olympics, the New Zealand rugby team toured South Africa and competed against them. As a result, many other African countries threatened to boycott the Olympics unless the New Zealand rugby team was banned from the Olympics. The IOC had no control over the sport of rugby and although efforts were made to stop a boycott, 26 African countries indeed boycotted the 1976 Olympics. In 1980 the Olympics were held in Moscow, Soviet Union. Because of the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan, the largest boycott in Olympic history took place. Sixty-one countries including the United States, Great Britain, France, Italy and Sweden did not go to the games. Four years later, in retaliation, the Soviet Union and 14 other countries did not attend the Olympics that were being held in Los Angeles, USA. In 1984 China competed in the Olympics for the first time since 1932.
Soccer history of Soccer. the Cambridge rules led to soccer and the rugby/Eaton rules torugby, however the left is part of the issue for the 1976 XXI olympic Games in http://www.footystamps.com/orig_soccer.htm
Extractions: Updated: History of Soccer The major changes in Folk Football occurred in the schools and Universities. The value of sport in children's upbringing was becoming popular and was fostered by "Tom Brown's School Days". Each school or institution had their own set of rules which often changed depending on the circumstances and a person of today would hardly recognise the games as soccer or rugby. In 1823 at Rugby school William Webb Ellis (or some other student) gasped the ball and ran with it, however the first set of rules at Rugby School date from 1843. Eton school had preceded them by 2 years. In 1837 Cambridge University decided on a set of rules which disallowed handling of the ball. Generally it is thought that the Cambridge rules led to soccer and the Rugby/Eaton rules to rugby, however the reality was that their was much comprise locally.
RL1908 - Rugby League Football History RLFC, discusses Paddy McCue s career in the wider context of Bluebag history. Hudsonand Whiticker also mentioned Paddy s olympic medal in rugby union. http://rl1908.com/rugby-league/Paddy-McCue.htm
Extractions: Paddy McWho? The Search For Paddy McCue's Life Story by Andy Carr Take a look at any team photograph of Newtown, New South Wales or Australia in the early 1910s. Paddy McCue jumps right out at you. Glaring insolently at the camera, this man - obviously a front row forward - seems older and meaner than his team mates. Pictures of Paddy have so captivated me recently that I have begun to dream about him. My dreams feature Paddy playing in the 1998 Newtown squad, combining with Big Pete Baumgart to give the opposition merry hell. And we're not talking Metro Cup opposition here, folks, more like Newtown hammering Brisbane, Manly, Newcastle ... This article discusses my efforts to learn more about Paddy McCue. It outlines the sources I checked, and provides tips for other obsessives who wish to discover more about particular players from seasons long gone. But first, a warning. In order to find out more about rugby league history, you may have to visit a library! This doesn't have to be a traumatic experience, but be prepared to spend a good deal of time poring through old newspapers and magazines. For Sydneysiders, the place to be is the State Library of New South Wales. Before you visit, telephone the library (02 9273 1414) to enquire about opening hours and how to apply for a reader's ticket to use the Mitchell Library, that remarkable collection of Australiana.
Extractions: (121 Test Matches) Venue No. Seasons Opponents Sydney Cricket Ground GB 31 - NZ 16 - FR 6 - SA 1 Lang Park, Brisbane NZ 13 - GB 9 - SA 1 - ROW 1 The 'Gabba, Brisbane GB 4 - NZ 4 - FR 2 Brisbane Exhibition Ground GB 6 - NZ 2 - FR 1 Sydney RAS Showground GB 3 - NZ 3 Sydney Football Stadium GB 3 - NZ 3 Stadium Australia, Sydney NZ 2 Marathon Stad., Newcastle FIJI 1 - NZ 1 Wentworth Park, Sydney NZ Eric Weissel Oval, Wagga PNG Pioneer Oval, Parkes FR Olympic Park, Melbourne NZ Princes Park, Melbourne GB Townsville Sports Reserve PNG Parramatta Stadium FR Dairy Farmers, Townsville PNG Test Match Venues (in Australia) by Sean Fagan of RL1908.com Australia's choice of venue for Test match grounds has remained fairly stable for the most part of the game's history. Before the formation of the Australian Rugby League Board of Control the organisation of grounds for Tests fell to the state administrations. Rugby League was initially denied access to the Sydney Cricket Ground - which was a concern to the NSWRL as this was the city's major enclosed ground (thus allowing an entry fee to be charged). The immediate solution was to hire the Sydney Showground.
Water Polo Guide - History Index The history of Mens Water Polo The game featured the old rugby style of play whichresembled American became the first team sport added to the olympic program. http://www.h2opolo.com/pologuide/history(m).html
Extractions: Origins and Early Rules There is little documentation as to the origins of water polo. It is known, however, that the sport originated in the rivers and lakes of mid-19th century England as an aquatic version of rugby football. Early games used an inflated, vulcanized rubber ball imported from India known as a "pulu" (the single Indian word for all "balls"). Pronounced "polo" by the English, both the ball and the game became known as "water polo." To attract more spectators to swimming exhibitions, the London Swimming Association developed a set of water polo rules for indoor swimming pools in 1870. First published illustration of an American water polo game At first, players scored by planting the ball on the end of the pool with both hands. A favorite trick of the players was to place the five-to-nine inch rubber ball inside their swimming suit and dive under the murky water, then appear again as near the goal as possible. If the player came up too near the goal, he was promptly jumped on by the goalie, who was permitted to stand on the pool deck. Games were often nothing more than gang fights in the water as players ignored the ball, preferring underwater wrestling matches that usually ended with one man floating to the surface unconscious.
History includes a potted history of women in the olympic Games, notably site includes informationon the landscape, climate, history, tradition, folklore Planet rugby. http://altis.ac.uk/browse/cabi/3cd15f8f2940aff879df34df4e5c2cd1.page6.html
Extractions: low graphics Any Resource Type Articles / papers / reports - collections Articles / papers / reports - individual Audio-visual / multimedia resources Books Database Event / conference announcements Journal - Contents and abstracts Journal - Full text Learning material Mailing list / discussion group News / media Organisation Web Site - Companies Organisation Web Site - FE/HE depts. Organisation Web Site - Governmental Organisation Web site - Recruitment/employment Organisation Web Site - Non-profit Organisation Web Site - Professional bodies Reference materials Research Projects / Centres Resource guide / directories Software Statistics Worksheets/Activity sheets No. of records: 95 page: Lord's The Lords Web site contains information on the cricket ground and its owner Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). It also includes a brief history of the sport and ground, an honours board for past players, news, a news archive and a list of current fixtures. The current cricket laws can also be viewed on the Web site and are downloadable as a PDF file using Adobe Acrobat. cricket sports grounds law history ... Multimap.com
Idaho State University Rugby - History rugby was an olympic Games sport back in the early and this pride has been the foundationof ISU rugby. playoffs for the first time in our history this spring. http://www.isu.edu/departments/isurugby/history.htm
Extractions: The first ISU rugby club was created in 1981. At that time the program was not involved with USA Rugby. The team did compete against many of the teams that are in our conference today, such as Brigham Young, Utah State, and the University of Utah. The team also competed against schools in Montana, Washington, and Oregon. However, there was no conference and the playoff system was not in existence at that time. By the time the playoff system was created the ISU program had folded. This happened mainly because the co-organizers of the program graduated and move on and no one was left to continue the program. In the fall of 1996 the program was reinstated and became a charter member of the Inland Pacific Collegiate Conference. The Conference included: Brigham Young, Utah State, University of Utah, Weber State, Boise State, and Idaho State. In 1996 only two (2) players who join the ISU team had any rugby experience. Competing in a conference with teams that had been around for over thirty years was tough. However, the players on that revitalized team never ever quit trying to do their best. There was a pride that developed and this pride has been the foundation of ISU rugby. We have never backed down from playing anyone, no matter who they were. That attitude has helped our program grow. The experience we have received by playing some of the best teams in the nation is the key that has helped our players and program improve each year and to become the team of the future.
Sport Links, City Of Tea Tree Gully Library features information on the squad, the history of the and contains links and informationabout rugby union both olympic Fact Sheets This site is provided and http://www.ttglibrary.sa.gov.au/links/sport.htm
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