posted on April 23, 2008 20:43
Soccer. Ultimate Frisbee. Rugby. Floorball. Basketball. Touch Football. All sports but with a big difference. Some are vintage and some are, well, green.
There are arguably many ways to classify the above sports, one of which is according to their history. Oldies like soccer, rugby and basketball all originated in the 19th century, while sports like touch rugby, floorball and ultimate Frisbee all have their origins in the 1960s.
So how do we classify what are traditional sport? In general sports that have existed for at least the last century can be defined as traditional sports. This would include hockey, track and field, swimming, tennis, and netball. Sports that started out after their predecessors in the later part of the 20th century like adventure racing, beach volleyball and skydiving form the new generation sports.
Are new generation sports better than traditional ones?
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