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Why were the 1920s the golden age of sports?

The 1920s has been called the Golden Age of American Sports. It also has been called the Age of the Spectator. For the first time, large numbers of Americans began to pay money to watch other people compete in athletic contests. Baseball was the “national pastime” in the 1920s.

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Also question is, what was the most popular sport in the 1920s?

The most popular sports in the 1920's were boxing, baseball, basketball and football but other sports also attracted vast interest such as ice hockey, tennis, athletics, golf and swimming, especially when sports stars achieved worldwide success.

Beside above, who were famous athletes in the 1920's? Famous Sports Stars In The 1920s

  • Babe Ruth-Baseball.
  • Jack Dempsey- Boxing.
  • Johnny Weissmuller - Swimming.
  • Knute Rockne- Football.
  • Red Grange- Football.
  • Bill Tilden- Tennis.
  • Hellen Wills- Tennis.
  • Bobby Jones- Golf.

Keeping this in view, what was the impact of sports in the 1920s?

Sports made such a huge impact in the 1920's because of the rising economy and people were sick of the war, they wanted to be involved in something that will distract them from that. Also technology was improving as well as automobiles, people actually had time to care about sports.

When did sports become popular?

Competitive sports became popular in the United States from 1850 – 1950 because of lighting technology, mass media, and developing labor and education laws. Although games like early versions of baseball were played casually, neither spectator sports nor competitive sports were popular in the U.S. before mid-1800.

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