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Did you know that football is an ancient game, played by the Spartans in as early as 500 B.C.? In medieval Italy, teams of as many as twenty-seven players on each side lined up for matches between cities. A somewhat brawl-like kind of football became so popular in medieval England that it was eventually banned by law, partly because it diverted the yeomen from their archery practice. The sport was only restored to legality by Charles II in the seventeenth century.

Read more stories about football and other sports and games around the world in the Courier. You will discover relevant subjects related to ethics, fair play, the money involved in sport, xenophobia, doping, etc.


Sports: winning at any cost?, September 2006

The Spell of sport, April 1999

The Competitive world of sport, December 1992

Fair play and the amateur in sport, January 1964


Garlic, knives and banners: football's racist faces, by Tim Crabbe, November 2000

A tricolour triumph?, by Tim Crabbe, November 2000

The Warrior monks of the young wood, by Abbot Shi Yongxin and Weiny Cauhape, May 2009

Healing on the playing field, photos by Tim Hetherington; text by Lucia Iglesias Kuntz, April 2001

Marathon man, by Bredo Berntsen, June 1987

Getting to the top; the conquest of the great peaks, by Peter Meyer, February 1987

Games, sports and traditions, January 1987

The Sport of sages, by Yan Naihua, December 1982

Stigma on South African sport, by Stephane A. Ogouki, November 1977

Olympic games for the paralyzed, March 1974 (online article)

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