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Transcript of Sport Diffusion
The Native American games were seen as major events, which took place over several days.
They were played over huge open areas between villages and the goals, which might be trees or other natural features, were anything from 500 yards to several miles apart.
Between 100 and 100,000 players participating in a game at any one time.
Games of lacrosse were played for a number of reasons one being to toughened up young warriors for war but it was also a game played for recreation and for religious reasons. A demonstration of lacrosse was given by the Caughnawaga Indians in Montreal in 1834
As a result, interest in the game of lacrosse began to develop in Canada
By 1860 lacrosse had become Canada’s national game
The first international lacrosse match was played in 1867 between Canada and the United States
In 1883 a touring team from Canada and a team made up of Iroquois natives visited Scotland . The Iroquois, also known as the Six Nations, represent the indigenous people that originally occupied extensive lands in what is now New York State, southern Quebec and Ontario, Canada
Lacrosse is not only a sport, but originally was played as a spiritual endeavoring, meant to give thanks and praises to the gods, a tradition which the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team follows to this day.
The Iroquois Nationals team is the only Native American team authorized to play a sport internationally.
The FIL accepted the Iroquois Confederacy as a full member nation in 1987, and they participated in their first competition in 1990.
As part of the agreement with the FIL, Native Americans from other tribes are also eligible to tryout and play for the Nationals.
The Nationals have been endorsed by Nike since 2008, and receive other funding from various sources including prominent Native American businesses Iroquois Nationals Medal record
World Indoor Lacrosse Championship
Silver 2003 Toronto
Silver 2007 Halifax
Silver 2011 Prague some of the most famous tennis tournaments include the australian open, the french open, wimbledon, and the one that is located in the united states. the us open the australian open is held in the town of melbourne in the month of january in the beginning of the 19th century track & field really accelerated in france, germany, and great britain track & field in the united states is reported to be started in 1860 the real development of track & field started in england during the 19th century In 1867 exhibition games were played in England
In 1876 Queen Victoria watched a game being played and remarked that “The game is very pretty to watch".
Her endorsement was enough for many English girls' schools to adopt the sport in the 1890s Japan has a young history in lacrosse.
It started in 1986 when a group of students from Keio University, took interest in the sport after visiting the American Embassy
In June 1987, the Japan Lacrosse Association (JLA) was founded.
JLA emphasizes three main principles including volunteerism, amateurism, and international friendship
In April 1988, the Japan Lacrosse Student League was formed, composed of seven universities.
December, 1988 marked the first time when the first lacrosse game was played in Japan Lacrosse is a minority sport in Australia.
It has a long and proud history dating back to 1876, with a small but dedicated community of participants and volunteers.
In 1907 Australia's first international lacrosse match against Canada was played at the MCG before a crowd of 30,000.
At present, the main centers for lacrosse are in Melbourne (Victoria), Adelaide (South Australia) and Perth (Western Australia) Volleyball In 1895, William G. Morgan, an instructor at the YMCA in Holyoke, Mass., decided to blend elements of basketball, baseball, tennis, and handball to create the game of Volleyball
Volleyball became very popular in the United States
Volleyball spread all around the world fairly quickly because of the YMCA, there connection throughout the world make the spread of volleyball much faster and easier *Canada 1900 - YMCA spread volleyball to Canada *Cuba 1905 - YMCA spread volleyball to Cuba * Puerto Rico 1909 - YMCA spread volleyball to Puerto Rico *Uruguay 1912 - YMCA spread volleyball to Uruguay *Brazil 1917 - YMCA spread volleyball to Brazil