Origins

Origins: Synchronized Swimming

This relatively new sport continues to grow, as competitors are challenged with combining gymnastics, swimming and dance, and have the endurance to accomplish all three. Read More »

Origins: History of the Gentleman’s Game

"Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden.” While a fun, although misogynist acronym, it’s a myth that the origins of the name “golf” come from that phrase. Read on to find out the real history of the game, and where the name really came from. Read More »

Origins: Volleyball

In this week's origins we take a look at the history of volleyball. Did you know that the founder of volleyball was good friends with the founder of basketball? Read More »

Origins: History of Rowing

In this week's origins, we take a look at the longstanding history of one of the world's oldest sports. Read More »

Origins: The History of Kayaking

Now an Olympic sport ultizing upgraded technology, the original kayaks developed by Eskimos were used for hunting in the freezing cold waters of the Arctic. Read on to find out the rest of the story! Read More »

Origins: Cycling

In this week's origins, ATLX looks at the history of cycling, and how it started as just a means for royalty to get around their gardens. Read More »

Origins: Lacrosse

In this week's Origins, we take a look at the history of Lacrosse, or "stickball" as it was originally known. Read More »

Origins: History of Rugby

For this week's Origins, ATLX takes a look at the history of the tough and sometimes brutal sport of Rugby. Read More »

Origins: Water Polo’s Storied Past

The true origin of water polo is somewhat of a mystery, but the history of the sport surely qualifies its claim to toughness. Read More »

Origins: The History of the Biathlon

We thought we'd cool you down during the hot summer months with this week's Origins. Take a look at the history of Biathlons: A sport consisting of the unlikely pair of cross country skiing and precision target shooting. Read More »

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