What is the oldest sport in the world?

What is the oldest sport in the world?

The oldest sport in the world is probably wrestling.

Cave paintings found in the Lascaux caves in France appear to depict sprinting and wrestling in the Upper Paleolithic around 15,300 years ago.

Cave paintings in the Bayankhongor Province of Mongolia dating back to the Neolithic age (c.  7000 BCE show a wrestling match surrounded by crowds.

Neolithic Rock art found at the cave of swimmers in Wadi Sura, near Gilf Kebir in Egypt shows evidence of swimming and archery being practiced around 10,000 BCE.

Prehistoric cave paintings in Japan depict a sport similar to sumo wrestling.