The fastest game on two feet: and other poems about how sports began

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Have you ever wondered how your favorite sports began? The history of sports is surprising--the original soccer ball was a skull: bowling was part of an early religious ritual; and lacrosse games initially stretched for miles and lasted for days. Includes a time line of sports history.
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table_of_contents If there weren't any sports -- Running: they ran for their lives -- Skiing: a way to walk through snow -- Swimming: the dog paddle -- Gymnastics: fast on their feet -- Bowling: from aisle to alley -- Soccer: kicking the Dane's head -- Lacrosse: the fastest game on two feet -- Golf: a queen on the green -- Figure skating: Sonja Henie, girl in white -- Baseball: a man with a plan -- Badminton: the game at badminton -- Tennis: that gambling game -- Rugby: the play at rugby -- Football: a decisive match -- Bicycling: no pedals, no medals -- Basketball: James Naismith's predicament -- Surfing: Duke Kahanamoku's ride -- Skateboarding: the fastest water ski on earth -- Frisbee: a pie plate in the sky.
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title The fastest game on two feet : and other poems about how sports began
title_display The fastest game on two feet : and other poems about how sports began
title_full The fastest game on two feet : and other poems about how sports began / by Alice Low ; illustrated by John O'Brien
title_short The fastest game on two feet :
title_sort fastest game on two feet and other poems about how sports began
title_sub and other poems about how sports began