History of Sports
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The conquest of North Africa by the Muslims in the 7th century did not change the traditional sports in the region. Archery contests were commonplace and served as a demonstration of prowess. However, the prophet Muhammad had a vision of a paradise on earth for all people, and he sanctioned horse races. Men raced camels because of the geographical situation, and they enjoyed horseback riding as a means of transportation. Various types of games such as ta kurt om el mahag, or koura, evolved and eventually influenced the sports of modern day America.
Throughout colonial North Africa, sports were a big draw for both the elite and the common man. Hunting was reserved for landowners, but game was abundant in America and everyone was allowed to participate. Even slaves and servants were permitted to hunt. The social nature of hunting made it the perfect sport for all. In 1691, Sir Francis Nicholson organized competitions for the better Virginians. These events were played between spectators from all social classes and both races.
In the seventh century, the Islamic conquest of North Africa had not changed the traditional sports. Until then, wars were fought with bow and arrow. Archery contests served as demonstrations of prowess. In the 8th century, the prophet Muhammad paved the way for horse races, and men enjoyed racing camels. Then, a unique talent pool developed, which was comparable to today’s baseball and football.
In colonial Virginia, sports occupied much of the attention of the population. The landowners, who were often wealthy, were the only people to participate in such competitions. In Maryland, hunting was only limited to a few landowners, but in America, game was plentiful and everyone could participate, including slaves and servants. While the sport was socially neutral, it was a major draw for many people. In 1691, Sir Francis Nicholson organized competitions among better Virginians. These events involved spectators from all classes and races.
While the Islamic conquest of North Africa did not change the traditional sports in the region, the conquest did. In North Africa, archery competitions were held in the middle of the deserts. In the 7th century, the prophet Muhammad authorized horse racing, although the practice was prohibited. Because of this, men were not allowed to race camels, and instead had to run on horseback. These races were similar to football and baseball and were popular with all members of the population.