The ancient Aztecs invented a game called Volador, the
flying bird game.
Wearing costumes designed with beaks and feathers, Aztec
athletes would complete to see who could complete the round trip with
the most style and speed.
The game went something like this - First, all the
players climbed a 60-90 foot pole. After they reached the top, they each
tied a rope to the top of the pole. Hanging on tightly with their legs,
they spread their arms wide, kicked off, and sailed around the pole like
eagles until they reached the ground again.
In olden times, many spectators gathered to watch the
flying birds. It was a very dangerous sport.