The noble sport of Quidditch, as any self-respecting witch or wizard knows, has a long, distinguished (and not infrequently painful) history.
By far and away the most exciting way to fly is by broomstick and from the earliest days of their development there have been games from the simple Swedish broom race to the Irish Aingingein where competitors battled to score goals whilst racing through burning barrels. The only real game, of course, is Quidditch.
J. K. Rowling Quidditch Through the Ages
Quidditch Through the Ages