Write a detailed answer to the following question. Explain the close tie between sports and history. - History and Political Science

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Write a detailed answer to the following question.

Explain the close tie between sports and history.

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Introduction: Though sports and history are very different subjects, they are correlated with each other.

  1. There are certain ancient texts which give information about the types of Sports played. For e.g. ancient Indian literature and epics mention various games such as games of dice, wrestling, Horse chariot races, and chess. This means in order to understand the types of sports which existed in the ancient period one has to take the help of history.
  2. Moreover, deep knowledge of history is required in certain fields related to sports.
  1. Experts in the field of history are required in the field of sports journalism. Their knowledge of history is needed to write articles, reviews about sports events like Olympics or Asian Games or national and international matches.
  2. In order to work as commentators to various sports, good knowledge of the history of the playground, statistics, previous records, eminent players, historical anecdotes, etc. related to the concerned game is needed.

Conclusion: Thus, it can be said that there is a close tie between sports and history.

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