Sports reports from amphora to action-chambers
The fact that the sport - it's health and beauty, humanity learned thousands of years ago. Then it was reported by word of mouth or through the images and sculptures. Much later there were other means for reporting from the field of sports - from professional TV coverage to self-made videos, recorded sports camera.
How to develop this genre for thousands of years?
In Egypt thousands of years ago it has been widely distributed more than 400 kinds of physical exercises and games. First drawings of athletes dated IV-III millennia BC. e. Pictures were applied as in stone, and the parchment, and some have been preserved very well - they are still found in the excavations of ancient buildings and tombs.
In 776 BC. e. It begins the era of the Olympic Games, and the arena goes Ancient Greece. Here, the "reports" were mainly using the fine arts: the athletes depicted on pottery, bas-reliefs on the buildings in the interior painting and, of course, in the sculpture. For example, the sculptor Miron (mid-V in. BC. E.) Is famous statues of athletes winners.
The first sports reports in the media can be considered as posts boxing matches in the English newspapers of the XVIII century. Since 1819 there is periodic and sports press. The newspaper called "The American Farmer" and to publish the results of competitions for hunting, fishing, shooting and cycling. Since the sport began to learn from the written word, which was accompanied by sketches.
One of the first athletes, imprinted on the photo became Oliver Lewis (Oliver Lewis) - African-American jockey who won the Kentucky Derby in 1875. Later, the athletes are increasingly appearing on the photo intact teams.
Sports photography has become popular among women in the late XVIII - early XIX centuries.
The next pro sports people has revealed a radio. The first radio broadcast was carried out on the initiative of commentator John. Andrew White, July 2, 1921 in New York City (USA) with a boxing match.
In 1933, the sport began to speak (and showed) TV. It was a movie about a football match by Alexander Sapiens (USSR) with commentary goalkeeper Valentin Granatkin.
The first direct teleteletranslyatsiya sporting events took place within 3 years - it was the XI Olympic Games in Germany. In Berlin, Potsdam and Leipzig are 28 television stations, and about 162 thousand spectators watched the competitions in bars, shops and other public places.
In 1998, in RuNet there are first portals targeted to sports fans - demosport.ru and sports.ru with weekly information update (!). Today, sporting events continually replace each other in the vast network, and are themselves the spectators and even the athletes are the author of the report. They adopt even created special gadgets - action-camera. One of the first popular brand "sports cameras" was a GoPro, which has become almost synonymous with action-camera (as Xerox and Jeep gave the name of all the copiers and SUVs). Correspond to the big names and price tags on the GoPro camera - the new model, a kind of "iPhone" among sports camcorders, with a full set of accessories will cost about 18 thousand rubles.
In 2013, only in Russia are more than 20 brands of sports cameras. Including vehicles, not inferior in functionality GoPro at more affordable prices. For example, iON Air Pro Wi-Fi, which relieves under extreme conditions in Full HD with a viewing angle of 170 degrees, it is worth about 10 thousand. This camera is attached to any helmet, cycling or motorul using the universal mounting, plus iON withstand immersion to a depth of 10 m without any additional protection - the case itself is waterproof and shockproof. Camera conveniently controlled from a tablet or phone, connect to Wi-Fi - you can view all the video and immediately publish on the Internet, after a couple of minutes after the recording of the trick.
It is difficult to predict what will be the sporting events of the future, however, is likely to be the technology to develop in three directions: firstly, improving definition video (now some sports cameras shoot video with 4K resolution), and secondly - the increase in the angle of view ( recording a panoramic cockpit of formula 1 car already recorded), and thirdly - instantaneous broadcast video at any point on the globe.
Unchanged is only one thing: until someone one does what others can not afford, there are always those who are interested for this watch.