When Were the First Olympics in History?

When Were the First Olympics in History?

Living in France, it’s hard not to have heard of the 2024 Summer Olympics, as they’ll take place in Paris–and all around the city. It’s always an economic nightmare, the construction of equipment is shrouded in controversy, and the social element is particularly important this time here. Well, it’s complicated, it will pass, and someone…

Who Invented Golf?

Who Invented Golf?

I used to play golf. I went to see the movie “The Legend of Bagger Vance” in the theater and I liked it. What stayed with me however was that golf seemed to be a type of sport made for me–a nonathletic person who wants to be alone. It was. But it’s also a costly…

Who Invented Chess?

Who Invented Chess?

I recently watched the movie Riders of Justice (Retfærdighedens ryttere, 2020) starring Mads Mikkelsen and there’s a scene with a character saying, I quote, “Chess is the only game in the world where chance and luck aren’t a factor. There are no dice, no jokers or hidden elements. Everything is right in front of us…

Who invented basketball?

Who invented basketball?

The other day, I saw a trailer for the new Space Jam movie and asked myself: “Why?“ And the answer is: Who knows? Hollywood! And then I thought of that person who had invented the game and how proud of himself he must feel—ironically, of course. But who is that person? Who created basketball? Usually,…