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Planting the Seeds

May 23, 1999

Where seven sports originated (earliest competitions that resembles how sport is played today:)

Football 200 B.C. China

Platform diving 400 B.C. Greece

Golf 950 A.D. China

Distance running 23rd cent. B.C. Sumer

Skiing 8000 B.C. Norway

Field hockey 400 B.C. Greece

Boxing 1500 B.C. Egypt (gloves 1st used 800 B.C.)

Source: "Whose Bright Idea Was That? (Matthew Richardson, Kodansha International, 1998)

Air Apparent

Records held by Michael Jordan

NBA playoffs 21 records

NBA finals 13 records

NBA All-Star game 3 records

NBA regular season 14 records

Source: Chicago Bulls

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