Posted on 27th Jan 2012 @ 1:23 PM
Are you having friends over to watch Super Bowl XLVI on February 5th? Whether you are rooting for the New England Patriots or New York Giants, you are engaging in activity as old as civilization.
Sports that are more than 2,000 years old include hurling (a type of field hockey), and games similar to rugby, football and polo. There is evidence of an early ball game more than 3,000 years old, and sports artifacts and structures that suggest the Chinese engaged in activities such as gymnastics as long as 4,000 years ago. Monuments to the Pharaohs indicate that Egyptians engaged in a
number of sports including wrestling, weightlifting, long jump, high jump, swimming, rowing, javelin throwing, fishing, and various kinds of ball games.
Olympic Games were celebrated as early as 776 B.C. until 393 A.D., when they were banned for being a pagan festival because at the time they honored the Greek god Zeus. They were revived in 1894 by French educator Baron Pierre de Coubertin, and the modern-day Olympic Summer Games were born. Did you know that Tug of War was an Olympic event between 1900 and 1920?
Recently, news broke about a 13-year-old powerlifter. Abbey Watson of COlorado holds eight different world records for her class - 105.75 pounds - as well as 23 U.S. and Colorado state records. Even more impressive is the fact that she only started lifting weights three years ago.
Our traditional teams sports are thought to have originated in Europe. In the United States today, baseball, basketball and football are outrageously popular games, but different sports are just as popular in other countries around the world, such as cricket, rugby, hurling, jai alai, bocce, even kite fighting!
If you, a loved one or a friend is an athlete or a diehard fan of a certain game, Sarraf Jewelry offers 14K yellow gold jewelry sport pendants or charms for football, baseball, basketball, soccer, boxing and weight lifting.
Our 14k gold Italian fish charm for that fantastic fisherman in your life is definitely a keeper. For other coastal denizens or water activity lovers, perhaps a smiling sun for a swimmer, or a dolphin for your favorite surfer? We also carry a diamond horseshoe pendant for avid players of that outdoor game.
In addition, Sarraf Jewelry carries an ice skate charm and a rollerblade charm or pendant. Our gold jewelry pendants, charms and gold chains make the perfect unique gift for the athlete or sports fan in your life.