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Soccer can be traced back to a game children played in London, England in the early 19th century. The official rules of the game, known as "football" in England, were drawn up in London in 1863.

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FIFA, the International Federation of Association Football, states that the Chinese game cuju is the oldest form of football, also known as soccer, based on scientific evidence. Cuju games were standardized during the Han Dynasty from 206 B.C. to 220 A.D.

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Football originated in the United States in the second half of the 19th century as a cross between soccer and rugby. In 1873, four colleges met in New York City and established the Intercollegiate Football Association, which set out to establish the first official rules...

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Basketball originated in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1891. Its inventor, Dr. James Naismith, worked as a physical education teacher at the International Young Men's Christian Association Training School, or YMCA, which is now Springfield College.

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Although the exact inventor or date that hockey began is unknown, it is thought to have originated in Windsor, Nova Scotia in Canada. It is thought to have been adapted from a field hockey-style game that attendees of the King's College School in Windsor began playing a...

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The term socialism was first introduced by Henri de Saint-Simon (1760-1825), the French social theorist also credited with the advent of Christian socialism and what would later become labelled as "utopian socialism." The term itself refers to a collective mode of produ...

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The game of golf as it is played today began in Scotland. The earliest known reference to the game came in 1457 from King James II of Scotland.