What was the first sport ever to be filmed?

  • Bowling
  • Tennis
  • Baseball
  • Boxing correct

    The first sport to be filmed was boxing, in 1894. One of the very first movies made by Edison was the exhibition boxing match between then-heavyweight champion James J. Corbett and local amateur boxer Peter Courtney. Since that day more films about the sports of boxing have been made than any other sport. The reason why more boxing movies have been made than all other sports is really quite simple, It is far easier to frame two people than the complex make-up of five, nine or eleven in a team game.

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