7 Ancient Sports Stars
While they may not have had multimillion-dollar endorsements or their own shoe brands, many ancient athletes enjoyed a level of fame and fortune on par with modern sports stars. In Greece and Rome, at...
Gaelic games
Gaelic Games are sports played in Ireland under the auspices of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). Gaelic football and hurling are the two main games. Other games organised by the GAA include Gael...
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Duck on a Rock
Duck on a Rock is a medieval children’s game.
Duck on a Rock is a game that combined tag and marksmanship. It is played by placing a somewhat large stone (known as a "duck") upon a larger stone or...
Kırkpınar
Kırkpınar is a Turkish oil-wrestling (Turkish: yağlı güreş) tournament. It is held annually, usually in late June, near Edirne, Turkey since 1346.
Before each bout, the wrestlers pour olive oi...
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Gladiator
A gladiator (Latin: gladiator, "swordsman", from gladius, "sword") was an armed combatant who entertained audiences in the Roman Republic and Roman Empire in violent confrontations with other glad...
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Fighter kite
Fighter kites are kites used for the sport of kite fighting. Traditionally most are small, unstable single line flat kites where line tension alone is used for control, and an abrasive line is used to...
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Baguenaudier
Baguenaudier (also known as the Chinese Rings, Cardan's Suspension, Cardano's Rings, Devil's needle or five pillars puzzle) is a disentanglement puzzle featuring a loop which must be disentangled from...
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Jungle (board game)
Jungle or Dou Shou Qi (Chinese: 鬥獸棋, "Game of Fighting Animals") is a traditional Chinese board game played on a 7×9 board. The game is also known as The Jungle Game, Jungle Chess, or Animals Ches...
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Xiangqi
Xiangqi (Chinese: 象棋,  Xiàngqí), also called Chinese chess, is a strategy board game for two players. It is one of the most popular board games in China, and is in the same family as Western...
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Episkyros
Episkyros (Greek: ἐπίσκυρος; also called ἐφηβική ephebike, "adolescence", and ἐπίκοινος epikoinos, "commonball") was an ancient Greek ball game. Highly teamwork oriented, the game was played between t...
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Woggabaliri
Woggabaliri is a traditional Indigenous Australian "co-operative kicking volley game" similar to the games of keepie uppie and footbag.
Woggabaliri is a non-competitive game played with a ball mad...
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Alytarches
Alytarches (Greek: ἀλυτάρχης ) in ancient Olympic games was the leader of the police force who assisted the Hellanodikai to impose fines on athletes who did not follow the rules. The rabdouchoi, rod-b...
Wrestling in Iran
Iranian wrestling, known as koshti in Persian, has been practiced since ancient times throughout Iran. The most popular form today is koshti pahlavani practiced in the zurkaneh, while regional variati...
Chunkey
Chunkey (also known as chunky, chenco, tchung-kee or the hoop and stick game ) is a game of Native American origin. It was played by rolling disc-shaped stones across the ground and throwing spears ...
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Tailteann Games
The Tailteann Games, Tailtin Fair, Áenach Tailteann, Aonach Tailteann, Assembly of Talti, Fair of Talti or Festival of Talti were funeral games associated with the semi-legendary history of Pre-Christ...
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Pahlevani and zoorkhaneh rituals
Pahlevani and zoorkhaneh rituals is the name inscribed by UNESCO for varzesh-e pahlavani (Persian: آیین پهلوانی و زورخانه‌ای‎, "heroic sport") or varzesh-e bastany (ورزش باستانی; varzeš-e bāstān...
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Game of the Three Friends
Game of the Three Friends (Chinese: 三友棋, Sān-yǒu-qí ; also called Sanyou Qi or Three Friends Chess) is a three-player variant of the game xiangqi ("Chinese chess"). It was invented by Zheng Ji...
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