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lfPatriotGames
long_quach wrote:

Western Chess and Chinese Chess are in the SEA Games.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SEA_Games

Not in

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Championships_(multi-sport_event)

You get the idea.

Some region considers chess a sport, others not.

But why does golf shows up everywhere?

Golf is not of a martial origin.


Curling is a sport?

Golf is a sport?

No martial origins.

What is this nonsense Scotland stuff?

A while ago Ziryab posted a great source for the origin of the word sport. Maybe he would be kind enough to do it again. That might help with our understanding of what the word was intended to mean then, it's origin, and what it means now. As I recall, I don't think martial origins had anything to do with how the term originated.

They say golf originated in Scotland. And I think for the modern day version of golf (the last 500 years or so) that's probably true. But I also think the ancient Chinese version of the sport is so close to golf there are good reasons to think it originated there.

RopemakerStreet

This thread has descended into incredibly levels of tediousness.

For the record, where any sport 'originates' from will always be factually incorrect simply because we will never truly know, what people are really referring to when talking about the origins of a sport is 'where that sport was originally documented', football is a good example, the Chinese documented football over 2300 years ago, but in Britain, where football is often thought of as being where the sport began, was an island prior to Roman invasion inhabited by Celtic tribes, who were infamous for not writing down anything, like most places, Britain has existed with people without writing much longer than it has with writing. Do you really think in this country or any other country in the world, that nobody was kicking some kind of ball with some kind of rules in places prior to the earliest documented case in China 2300 yeara ago ? Apply that to many other sport also.

FIFA are desperate to run with that though, China being a largely untapped market for football and will the biggest population in the world, they'd love nothing more than Chinese progression in the sport and subsequent huge TV deals with the country making it to the World Cup etc.

Optimissed
DanDuryea wrote:

The wheel and round objects, are alien to Johnny Foreigners.🇬🇧

I think the Round Table was in Wigan/.

Optimissed
RopemakerStreet wrote:

This thread has descended into incredibly levels of tediousness.

For the record, where any sport 'originates' from will always be factually incorrect simply because we will never truly know, what people are really referring to when talking about the origins of a sport is 'where that sport was originally documented', football is a good example, the Chinese documented football over 2300 years ago, but in Britain, where football is often thought of as being where the sport began, was an island prior to Roman invasion inhabited by Celtic tribes, who were infamous for not writing down anything, like most places, Britain has existed with people without writing much longer than it has with writing. Do you really think in this country or any other country in the world, that nobody was kicking some kind of ball with some kind of rules in places prior to the earliest documented case in China 2300 yeara ago ? Apply that to many other sport also.

FIFA are desperate to run with that though, China being a largely untapped market for football and will the biggest population in the world, they'd love nothing more than Chinese progression in the sport and subsequent huge TV deals with the country making it to the World Cup etc.

British tribes, with some Celtic immigrants among others.

MacraeGD
Honestly yea
StOcK_fIsH_MiTtEnS

Old don’t mean weak

Anastasia_V1

:peaceful

putshort
YOU ATE FOUR BOWLS OF SOUP?!!
lfPatriotGames
putshort wrote:
YOU ATE FOUR BOWLS OF SOUP?!!

Where he comes from going to Olive Garden is a sport. Eating four bowls of soup is how the original martial artists trained for the buffet line.

Wits-end
long_quach wrote:
putshort wrote:
YOU ATE FOUR BOWLS OF SOUP?!!

3 different soups.

2 salads.

3 breadsticks

5 mint chocolate pieces.

You can do better than that. It's unlimited for crying out loud!

LeraiOg

Who ruined this thread mdrrr

Optimissed

Darts is not universally accepted a a sport. It is accepted as a recreation, as is chess. People discount the fact that sporting bodies have vested interests so they're the last people we should trust.

Ziryab
Optimissed wrote:

Darts is not universally accepted a a sport. It is accepted as a recreation, as is chess. People discount the fact that sporting bodies have vested interests so they're the last people we should trust.

Experts also have vested interests, hence they should not be trusted.

Optimissed

I know that was a joke but it isn't accurate. All individuals MAY have vested interests, but sporting bodies DO have vested interests. All of them do, probably.

LeraiOg
long_quach wrote:
the-blonde-cat wrote:
long_quach wrote:
the-blonde-cat wrote:

hopefully bikini contests are not a sport

It is.

Men participate.

It's called bodybuilding.

Whooops!! missed that!

I know you like it.

But you bury it in your subconscious.

...

LeraiOg
Optimissed wrote:

Darts is not universally accepted a a sport. It is accepted as a recreation, as is chess. People discount the fact that sporting bodies have vested interests so they're the last people we should trust.

Bro finally capitulated after months

LeraiOg

Whoever scrolled this far to view the last post has earned my respect.. I'm looking for a training partner <1900 to enhance our skills collectively.

breezehappysquirrel
Chess is love