posted on Aug, 15 2004 @ 09:17 PM
Originally posted by TheBigD
Okay. We all know this one is true.
Just trying to make some of you conspiracy people have a chuckle, and inform you of another conspiracy..
We Deny Ignorance.. not spread it...
Well, thought you may find this interesting...
Amazingly enough: The first large-scale competition was the 1896 Olympics in Athens, Greece
Gymanstics, as an activity sport, has been around for over 2000 years but as an competitive sport it is a little more than 100 years old. Mass and
individual exhibitions were conducted by various clubs and ethnic groups such as the Turvereins and Sok ols.
While it was slow-growing in the club area, it was fast-growing sport in the Turvereins and Sokols. In 1830s, the sport of gymnastics was introduced
to United States and its school systems by such immigrants as Charles Beck, Charles Follen and Franci s Lieber.