9 Feb : Big day for Sport lovers

पढ़ोगे लिखोगे बनोगे नवाब, खेलोगे कूदोगे तो होगे खराब।
It is an old saying, which is not an all contemporary today. Just referring to it because, Today is nothing less than a sports day for the World. 

A Sports lover is a sports lover, be it any sport.
Are you a sports fan ? Which sports you like ?
Any of them you like or not, the next one minute read is going to be enthralling for you for sure. 

In a span of 10 years, 3 games were invented or played for the first time.

In 1895 the first volleyball game, originally called “Mintonette” was played in Holyoke Massachusetts at a YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association). The inventor of the game was the YMCA athletic director there, William G. Morgan.

Davis Cup popularly known as World cup of Tennis, began today in 1900 as a competition between USA and Great Britain. It’s now the world’s largest annual international team competition in sport, with 130 nations taking part in 2016.


Basketball was invented in December, 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts by Canadian physical education instructor James Naismith as a less injury-prone sport than football. The first public basketball game was played in Springfield, Massachusetts, on March 11, 1892.

James Naismith
James Naismith

He divided his class of 18 into two teams of nine players each. The objective of the game was to throw the basketball into the fruit baskets nailed to the lower railing of the gym balcony. Every time a point was scored, the game was halted to bring a ladder and retrieve the ball. After a while, the bottoms of the fruit baskets were removed.