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c. 3000 BC
 
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The world's earliest known board game, senet, is played in Egypt      
Senet board, c.1400 BC
British Museum

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c. 2500 BC
 
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The ruling family of Ur plays a board game which appears to be the same as modern backgammon       
c. 1850 BC
 
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Wrestlers are painted on the walls of an Egyptian tomb, performing most of the holds and falls still in use today     
776 BC
 
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The traditional date for the first athletic contest at Olympia       
c. 704 BC
 
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Wrestling is included in the Olympic games, followed by a terrifying form of all-in wrestling from 652 BC       
688 BC
 
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Boxing is included in the Olympic games, with each bout going on until one fighter gives up        
c. 550 BC
 
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Polo originates in the Persian empire, probably as part of the training of the imperial cavalry      
c. 500 BC
 
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The Isthmian games at Corinth are by now a regular event, as are the Pythian games and the Nemean games       
c. 500 BC
 
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Hockey, like polo, is a team game in the Persian empire      
472 BC
 
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The Olympic games are extended to five days, the first and last of which are taken up with religious ceremonies       
   


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