Victorians did not create sports but they popularized it. Credit of creating sports was the British.
The reason why boxers now wear "padded gloves: is because in the victorian era the created new rules to make sports more safe and more acceptable by many others. If it wasn't for that we probably wouldn't have boxing because it will be banned.
Another thing they started was athletes were to be paid well so if it wasn't for that we wouldn't have very much amazing players we have this day.
They were the first to bring in team competitions and sports into public schools for children like us to experience before we go and have a taste of reality.
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