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|Air Racing||The first International air race took place in 1909 and was held in Reims France. Most of the early aviation meets were held in France. They permitted manufacturers to show off advanced designs.||For more information on Air Racing click here.|
|Auto Racing||The first organized auto race was held in Paris on April 28, 1887. It ran 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from Neuilly Bridge to the Bois de Boulogne. Georges Bouton of the De Dion-Bouton Company was the winner.||For more information on Auto Racing click here.|
On January 6, 1681, the first recorded boxing match took place in Britain when Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, set up a match between his butcher and his butler. His butcher won the prize.
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The modern game of Golf seems to have originated in Scotland, as the first ever written record of the game was when King James II banned it in 1457 as an unwanted distraction to learning archery..
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|Ice Hockey||The origins of Ice Hockey are unclear, however, on March 3, 1875, the first organized indoor ice hockey game was played in the city of Montreal, Canada which is recognized as the birthplace of organized ice hockey.||For more information on Ice Hockey, click here.|
|Horse Racing||Horse racing has been practised in many civilizations, including Greece, Rome, Babylon, Syria, and Egypt. In Britain, beginning in the 18th century Thoroughbred racing became, popular with British society.||For more information on Horse racing, click here.|
|Monster Truck Racing||Monster Jam Racing began in 1992, and is sanctioned under the umbrella of the United States Hot Rod Association. Primarily held in North America, Monster Jams are held in Arenas or stadiums.||For more information on Monster Jam racing, click here.|
|Formula One Racing||The first Formula One race was the 1946 Turin Grand Prix. Formula One was a new formula agreed upon during 1946 after WW II. The formula consists of a set of rules that all participants' cars must meet.||For more information on Formula One racing, click here.|
|Drag Racing||World War II veterans were involved in the development of Drag racing beginning in the 1940s. Decommissioned aircraft bases with landing strips were used as the venues and served as ideal places for the sport.||For more information on Drag racing, click here.|
In 1904, the FIM was formed making Motorcycle Racing an official sport. In 1907, one of the first, major motorcycle races in the history of the sport - the "Isle of Man Tourist Trophy" event - took place in Great Britain.
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|NASCAR||Bill France, Sr. formed NASCAR in 1948 to regulate stock car racing in the U.S, with the requirement that any car entered be made entirely of parts available to the general public through automobile dealers.||For more information on NASCAR racing, click here.|
|Soccer||Records trace the history of soccer as far back as 2,000 years to ancient China. But it was England that defined soccer, or “football,” into the game it is today with its unique and uniform set of rules and regulations.||For more information on Soccer, click here.|
|Tennis||Many historians believe that tennis in its original form was practised in the monasteries of northern France in the 12th century. In the 16th century rackets came into use, and the game began to be called "tennis."||For more information on Tennis, click here.|
|WWE||The history of WWE dates back to the early 1950s when it was founded in 1953 as Capitol Wrestling Corporation (CWC). The name changed to WWWF in 1963 then to WWF in 1969 and finally to WWE in 2002.||For more information on WWE, click here.|
|UFC||The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion company based in Las Vegas, Nevada, The first event was held in 1993 at the McNichols Sports Arena in Denver., Colorado||For more information on UFC, click here.|