History and development of sports as we know it today began an appeal of 18 first century in England and then spread throughout Europe and America know phenomenon. The first sporting code in order to attract the masses has been developed by thousands of people were affected football. It was in England at the end of 1800, that the waves of the sport was fired in the minds of the people - literally thousands of established football clubs were to religious organizations, trade unions, factories and workshops train.
Rugby, like football began in England in the final of the Rugby 1800th is played mainly by students. The largest private English schools have to play rugby, the universities of Oxford and Cambridge was registered. So the rugby started much like a high-quality sport, and it was more difficult and complicated than football, without having to play dirty. Therefore, it was not as popular as football, which attracted several hundred thousand people at the end of the cup.
American football was also in the universities, which started on rugby, but in 1880 became what we now see, such as American football. Is more violent than rugby. During the 1905-season college football game 18 people dead and nearly 200 serious injuries produced important - perhaps this is what appealed to fans in the stadium to see college athletes to maim each other. Baseball was less bloody, but it was so popular after the Civil War - was the point at which codifies and was a game for adults. Of the 1890 baseball players were organized and began to negotiate wages and transfers. It was also during this time that baseball in Cuba and Central America has been exported. Players and sports producers made good money from the sport.
Until then, the sport strictly American origin in 1891 at the YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts, where to experience a gym teacher invented basketball was born, the boredom of the gym class. Within a few years, played basketball all over the world and in American universities and was played by women.
It was an example of American States and the English sport at the university, the Frenchman Pierre de Coubertin revived the Olympic Games, Greek shot. And the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 would take in Athens. And dominates the U.S. Olympic athletes and did very well, as they continue to dominate the Olympic Games today.