In the marble relief above are Greek athletes playing field hockey, a game that is still played today in much of its original form. Greek Field Hockey came originally from Egypt. This relief is from the National Museum in Athens.
Gerard Ter Borch II 1634
Mapuche Indians Playing Palín / Chueca - 1854 - Chile
詩詞中的中國古代體育(組圖) - 看中國 secretchina.com
Ice hockey 17th century style! (Hendrick Avercamp, ca. 1608, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam).
colf A man and a boy playing golf on the ice Adriaen van der Venne--1589 - 1662
"Colf" was a traditional Dutch game that combined golf and ice hockey. From our collection: "A Winter Scene with Two Gentlemen Playing Colf," Hendrick Avercamp, about 1615-1620
IJsvermaak, Barend Avercamp, 1630 - 1679
Scene on the ice by Hendrik Avercamp (1585-1634), Amsterdam, Netherlands