People Have Liked Sports for a Long Time…
Via the BBC: Mexico uncovers ancient pelota courts at Tajin site
Archaeologists in Mexico say they have uncovered three ancient playing fields at a pre-Hispanic site in the eastern state of Veracruz.
They found the courts, dating back some 1,000 years, at the Tajin World Heritage site by using laser scanners.
They believe the fields would have been used to play pelota, a game in which players used their hips to propel a rubber ball through stone hoops.
The discovery of the three playing fields brings the number of pelota courts uncovered in Tajin to 20. Tajin is therefore also known as the "city of pelota".