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Where does Wimbledon rank among the oldest sports events in the world? - Slide 10 of 10

The history of sport dates back to ancient times. The oldest sports in the world are supposed to be running and wrestling, something that people sti ...

 

The history of sport dates back to ancient times. The oldest sports in the world are supposed to be running and wrestling, something that people still take part in even now. Even the early man knew that playing various types of sports kept him strong and fit, and the trend continues till date.

With different kinds of sports getting popular around the world with time, sports events started taking place. Athletes from all over the land used to compete with each other to win these events and be adjudged as the best player or athlete of the event.

The history of sports trophies dates back to the mid 18th century. Before trophies, winners were given cash or land. Let us now look at the 10 oldest sports events around the world, and the trophies given to the winners participating in these tournaments.

#10 The Challenge Cup (1896)

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Challenge Cup

The Challenge Cup is one of the oldest and most prestigious titles in the world of rugby. It has been held every year since its inception in 1896, except for the duration of World War I and the 1939-40 season. The trophy is made of solid silver and stands at 36 inches high. The winners of the trophy are supposed to follow a certain code of conduct.

The trophy is supposed to be kept in the presence of someone when not kept in a secured cabinet. It even had its own seat on a plane when it was transported to France for some publicity work. The final of the Challenge Cup is usually held in Wembley Stadium. Wigan are the most successful team in the history of the competition, winning it a record 19 times.

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