Volleyball was created in 1895 by a YMCA instructor, William Morgan, who combined
elements from basketball, tennis, and handball.
Originally called mintonette, volleyball quickly became a popular pastime at YMCAs
across the country after the fi
In the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, volleyball was played as a demonstration sport.
However, the first time that volleyball became an official Olympic sport was in the 1964
Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
In the Olympics, the U.S.S.R. became t
There are five positions in basketball: point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power
forward, and center.
The two main defensive strategies of basketball are zone-defense and man-to-man
In zone defense, a player is responsib
While short track is now considered an official international event that is part of
both the World Championships and Olympics, it is more popular in North America,
specifically the United States and Canada.
This is not surprising because Nor
There are six basic skills associated with volleyball: serve, bump, set, spike, block, and
A serve, which can be underhand or overhand, is the first move of the game made by the
player in the back right corner.
A bump is an underhand pass where the b
Although short track speed skating was not officially recognized by the International
Skating Union until 1967, speed skating events with mass starts were conducted in the
1932 Winter Olympic.
The main difference between these events and other
First, athletes must wear gloves to protect their hands from the blades of other
Athletes also wear goggles to protect their eyes and a helmet to protect their head.
Obviously, athletes also need skates and blades in order to skate on
History of Basketball
Basketball was created by Dr. James A. Naismith in December 1891 in
Dr. Naismith was an instructor at the International YMCA Training School and he was
trying to come with a game that could keep his st
The rules of basketball have changed greatly over the years.
During the original game created by Dr. Naismith, the court consisted of a room with a
basket nailed onto an elevated track.
As a result, after a shot was made, the ball had to
One famous American Olympic short track speed skater is Apolo Anton Ohno.
Ohno was born May 22, 1982 and starting training for short track full time in
When he was fourteen he became the youngest U.S. national champion in 1997.
He became the younges