Cricket, baseball and volleyball, are known around the world. But not many people know about the more unusual sports or not so famous sports like curling, which is an olympic event.
Different sports are enjoyed by people in different climates and countries. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and some of the sports listed here would only be loved by beholders. Below are some of the most played sports from around the world.
Croquet is a sport that involves hitting plastic or wooden balls with a mallet through hoops (often called "wickets" in the United States) embedded in a grass playing court.
croquet is, like golf, pall-mall, trucco, and kolven, among the later forms of ground billiards
It's the name for a variety of court sports played with a ball using one's hand, a racket, a wooden bat or a basket, against a wall (frontis or Fronton) or, more traditionally, with two teams face to face separated by a line on the ground or a net.
Even though there is a lot of protection in the form of helmets and safety glasses, accidents do happen because pelota is a dangerous sport. Being the fastest ball game in the world with the ball easily travelling at 200 km/h, pelota can kill if safety equipment is not used properly or at all.
One of Ireland's native Gaelic games, it shares a number of features with Gaelic football, such as the field and goals, the number of players, and much terminology. No protective padding is worn by players. A plastic protective helmet with a faceguard is mandatory for all age groups. player names are absent from jerseys and a player's number decided by his position on the field.
Lacrosse is a contact team sport played between two teams using a small rubber ball and a long-handled stick called a crosse or lacrosse stick. The men's version is considered as a rough sport with slashes and intense checks to the stick and body. Early lacrosse was characterized by deep spiritual involvement, befitting the spirit of combat in which it was undertaken
Curling is a sport in which players slide stones on a sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into four concentric circles. Known by the nickname of "chess on ice", Curling has been an official sport in the Winter Olympic Games since the 1998 Winter Olympics. It currently includes men's and women's tournaments
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