Tag Archives: Scotland

The Sports Archives – The World’s 10 Oldest Sports Trophies

No one is sure precisely when sports prizes began, but it is certain the Ancient Greeks were among the first to hand out prizes for those who won sporting events. Maybe they didn’t hand out beautifully crafted sports medals, but … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – Who Invented Golf?

The Origins Of The Game Scotland is known as the ‘home of golf’ for good reason. References to golf date back to the 15th century, and was even banned by King James II’s parliament as being a distraction from military … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – Brief history of the 6 Nations!

The Six Nations is the biggest annual tournament for rugby fans of the nations that take part. Six countries – Scotland, Wales, England, Ireland, Italy and France – battle it out to be crowned champion when it is held in … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – History of the Six Nations Rugby Tournament

The Six Nations – currently known as the RBS Six Nations – is one of the biggest international rugby events of the year. This annual tournament features six national sides: England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Italy and France. It takes place early in … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – The Golfer’s Weapon of Choice: Getting a Handle on Golf Clubs!

From its Scotland roots amid the 1400’s, golf has developed into an international sporting phenomenon, and has achieved status among millions of people from various age and ethnic groups. However, despite its acquired positive reputation, millions more still remain perplexed … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – History of the Six Nations Championship!

The Six Nations championship represents the pinnacle of rugby in Europe and, though it only became the Six Nations in 2000 when Italy joined England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales in the tournament to decide Europe’s top international side, its … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – History Of Curling!

Curling, sometimes referred to as the ‘roaring game’, which comes from the noise a curling rock makes when moving on the ice. It’s not clear where the game originates from but it’s known for being one of the oldest team … Continue reading

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