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Glima - New video on the Traditional Sports YouTube page

New video on the Traditional Sports YouTube page!

Glima demonstration during 6th Ethnosport Culture Festival, June 6-9, 2024, Atatürk Airport, Istanbul

The video is available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IveXGsCCYQM

Traditional Sports Partners 9.07.2024

Traditional Sports is a global project promoting traditional sports as an important element of humanity's cultural heritage.

Highland Games, Luss, Scotland, July 6, 2024

Highland Games - Guillaume Lanouhe (Association Brev'Art) photographic exhibition

New Partner, L'association Oum Diyar (Maroc)

Great news!

Welcome L'association Oum Diyar du patrimoine et jeux traditionnels (Maroc), a new Partner who joins the group of Traditional Sports Partners.
Partners from around the world promote traditional sports together as part of the global Traditional Sports project. Our goal is to promote the extraordinary cultural heritage of traditional sport.
Traditional Sport has over 60 Partners from all continents. We would like to thank all Partners of the Traditional Sports project, because thanks to you we create a real Traditional Sports family, we show the power of our passions, and above all, we share our cultural heritage.
More information about L'association Oum Diyar du patrimoine et jeux traditionnels: https://www.traditionalsports.org/partners/organizations/association-oum-diyar-du-patrimoine-et-jeux-traditionnels.html

Already over 1,000 events in the TSG Calendar in 2024

The world's largest collection of information about TSG events around the world!

There are already over 1,000 events in the TSG Calendar in 2024.

The popularity and importance of the TSG Calendar is demonstrated by the fact that in the first year of operation (i.e. 2023), this initiative was received with great enthusiasm.
Thousands of people use TSG Calendars, eg.:
31,926 people read information about Coupe de France de Joutes Parisienne et Alsacienne do Joutes Nautiques, competition that took place on June 10, 2023
28,887 people read information about Feria Taurina de San Mateo 2023, a festival that took place on September 21, 2023

In 2024, the interest is even greater! Thank you for being with Traditional Sports.

We invite you to follow the TSG Calendar, you will certainly find many interesting events.

Gullaume Lanouhe (Brev'Art) exhibition, Bordeaux

Today, an exhibition of photos about traditional games and sports by Gullaume Lanouhe begins in Bordeaux.

We cordially invite everyone to see his wonderful photos.

Gillaume Lanouhe is the President of Brev'Art, the organization is a Traditional Sports Partner.

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Kabakhi - new article in the Encyclopedia of Traditional Sports

New article in the Encyclopedia of Traditional Sports!

Kabakhi – traditional sport from Georgia
On the website of traditional sports www.traditionalsports.org we have posted an article about kabakhi - traditional sport of Georgia: https://www.traditionalsports.org/traditional-sports/europe/kabakhi-georgia.html
If you want to add or correct something, add photos, videos or any information, we are waiting for your suggestion and materials: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you David Tsirekidze, President, National Federation of Georgian Equestrian Folk Games Development, for the information and photos.

Ancient Egypt game

New Kingdom - reign of Thutmose IV–Amenhotep III - ca. 1550–1295 B.C. - This wooden game box has two playing surfaces and throw sticks that were used as counters for determining moves in the game. The top surface is laid out with twenty squares. The bottom has thirty squares for the game "senet" (passing). In the New Kingdom, senet became associated with the underworld; the obstacles of the game corresponding to hazards met on the journey to the afterlife. Metropolitan Museum of Art
Source: https://pl.pinterest.com/pin/281543707303371/

New article - G.Jaouen, La lutte traditionelle en Iran

We encourage you to read Guy Jaouen's article entitled La lutte traditionelle en Iran, l'Iran, le grand pays de la lutte (French version).

A very interesting text, which was created as a result of research in 2019, in cooperation with the Fédération Iranienne du Sport Rural et des Jeux Autochtones, and its president Gholamréz Jafari (Vice-président de l'ITSGA - International Traditional Sports & Games Association) and the President of ITSGA , Guy Jaouen.
Access to the article: https://www.traditionalsports.org/more-about-tsg/articles/guy-jaouen-la-lutte-traditionelle-en-iran.html

Thank you to Guy Jaouen for sharing this article.

Traditional Games in Amsterdam 1888

In 1888 during the celebration of the Princess Day in Amsterdam (Netherlands) a traditional wrestling tournament was held. This championship tournament was part of the folk sports competitions. The champion wrestler received a gold watch. The historical name of that style of wrestling was Lyfvat. The rules of Lyfvat were very simple: the wrestlers try to throw their opponent onto his back from standing position. Only taking holds from hips to shoulders (including arms) are allowed. Tripping feet is prohibited.
Material Prepared By: Ruslan C Pashayev of Ohio, United States.
Special Thanks To: Paul Lengkeek of Utrecht and Jannes Huizing of Groningen.

In 1888 werd ter gelegenheid van de viering van Prinsessendag in Amsterdam (Nederland) een traditioneel worsteltoernooi gehouden. Dit kampioenschapstoernooi maakte deel uit van de volkssportcompetities. De kampioenworstelaar ontving een gouden horloge. De historische naam van die worstelstijl was Lyfvat. De regels van Lyfvat waren heel eenvoudig: de worstelaars proberen hun tegenstander vanuit staande positie op zijn rug te gooien. Alleen het vasthouden van heupen tot schouders (inclusief armen) is toegestaan. Struikelen met de voeten is verboden.
Materiaal voorbereid door: Ruslan C Pashayev uit Ohio, Verenigde Staten.
Speciale dank aan: Paul Lengkeek uit Utrecht en Jannes Huizing uit Groningen.

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New article in the Encyclopedia of Traditional Sports- Tranta, traditional sport from Moldova

Tranta – traditional sport from Moldova
On the website of traditional sports www.traditionalsports.org we have posted an article about tranta - traditional sport of Moldova: https://traditionalsports.org/traditional-sports/europe/tranta-moldova-romania.html
We would like to present this sport as best as possible.
If you want to add or correct something, add photos, videos or any information, we are waiting for your suggestion and materials: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Isindi - new article in the Encyclopedia of Traditional Sports

Isindi – traditional sport from Georgia
On the website of traditional sports www.traditionalsports.org we have posted an article about isindi - traditional sport of Georgia: https://www.traditionalsports.org/traditional-sports/europe/isindi-georgia.html
We would like to present this sport as best as possible. If you want to add or correct something, add photos, videos or any information, we are waiting for your suggestion and materials: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you Davit Tsirekidze, President of National Federation of Georgian Equestrian Folk Games Development for the informations and photos.

New article Laghla Bouzid

New article on the Traditional Sports website!

We invite you to read an interesting article by Dr. Bouzid Laghla - La femme et la préservation des jeux traditionnels dans la région d'Oued Noun (Sud du Maroc).
The article is available: https://www.traditionalsports.org/more-about-tsg/articles/laghla-bouzid-la-femme-et-la-preservation-des-jeux-traditionnels.html

Tskhenburti – traditional sport from Georgia - New article in the Encyclopedia of Traditional Sports

New article in the Encyclopedia of Traditional Sports!

Tskhenburti – traditional sport from Georgia
On the website of traditional sports www.traditionalsports.org we have posted an article about tskhenburti - traditional sport of Georgia: https://www.traditionalsports.org/traditional-sports/europe/tskhenburti-georgia.html
We would like to present this sport as best as possible. If you want to add or correct something, add photos, videos or any information, we are waiting for your suggestion and materials: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Carrera de Arihueta – traditional sport from Mexico

Carrera de Arihueta – traditional sport from Mexico

This activity is practiced by the Tarahumara ethnic group of Chihuahua. The race is authentically of Tarahumara origin, the elders say that it is as old as the ball race.

On the website of traditional sports www.traditionalsports.org we have posted an article about carrera de Arihueta - traditional sport of Mexico: https://www.traditionalsports.org/traditional-sports/north-america/carrera-de-arihueta-mexico.html

New Partner, Circolo Sportivo Olimpia Il Maiorchino

Great news!
Welcome Circolo Sportivo Olimpia Il Maiorchino, a new Partner who joins the group of Traditional Sports Partners.
Partners from around the world promote traditional sports together as part of the global Traditional Sports project. Our goal is to promote the extraordinary cultural heritage of traditional sport.
Traditional Sport has over 50 Partners from all continents. We would like to thank all Partners of the Traditional Sports project, because thanks to you we create a real Traditional Sports family, we show the power of our passions, and above all, we share our cultural heritage.
More information about Circolo Sportivo Olimpia Il Maiorchino: https://www.traditionalsports.org/partners/organizations/circolo-sportivo-olimpia-il-maiorchino-italy.html

Traditional sports, the letter X

We continue our list of traditional sports, today the letter X

We encourage you to jointly create a list of traditional sports. If you know other traditional sports starting with the letter X, if there are such sports in your culture, please include their name in the comment, and we will certainly add this name to the list.
We invite you to complete the list of traditional sports together!
Join, share, distribute, comment!

New article in the Encyclopedia of Traditional Sports - Tari caci

New article in the Encyclopedia of Traditional Sports!

Tari caci – traditional sport of Indonesia

On the website of traditional sports www.traditionalsports.org we have posted an article about tari caci - traditional sport of Indonesia: https://www.traditionalsports.org/traditional-sports/asia/tari-caci-indonesia.html
In the article: information about sport, many interesting attachment, photos, sources of information.
If you want to add or correct something, add photos, videos or any information, we are waiting for your suggestion and materials: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

La course landaise in Encyclopedia of Traditional Sports

We recommend an article in the Encyclopedia of Traditional Sports

La course landaise – traditional sport of France

IX Encuentro Internacional Ribera del Duero, Juegos Tradicionales y Turismo

IX Encuentro Internacional Ribera del Duero, Juegos Tradicionales y Turismo

We invite everyone to participate in this event!

Thank you Carlos de la Villa for the information and congratulations on a great event!

Asociación cultural La Tanguilla is a Partner of Traditional Sports

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Kendo from John Reddie Black book

Kendo from "Young Japan. Yokohama and Yedo. A Narrative of the Settlement and the City from the Signing of the Treaties in 1858, to the Close of the Year 1879" by John Reddie Black (1826-1880), born in Scotland but lived most of his life in China and Japan.
Source (text and photo): https://pl.pinterest.com/pin/2462974779633136/

Evala – traditional sport from Togo

New article in the Encyclopedia of Traditional Sports!
Evala – traditional sport from Togo

Renaut de Montauban

Two larger chess boards: an 9 by 8 board on the floor and an 8 by 10 board in the hand of one of the brawlers.

Dara - traditional game of North Africa

Dara - traditional game of North Africa

Horse Racing (Tibet)

For the Tibetan people, horses are a significant part of their daily lives and culture. Multiple breeds (including the Tibetan pony and the Riwoche) have been developed to suit the various needs of the people, including food, riding, racing and load-bearing. For the Khampas, a nomadic group of Tibetans who still live more or less the same way they have for millennia, the horse is central to their way of life. So it’s no surprise that when the time comes to celebrate, horses take centre stage!
Every summer, the town of Litang in the Sichuan provice of China (previously part of Tibet) hosts the Litang Horse Racing Festival. Over three days, the alpine town morphs into a giant carnival ground, with horse races, mounted games, stunt riding, yak races (yep!), singing, dancing, trading, fashion parades, rites and ceremonies, and whatever else the nomads deem fit!
Source of text and photo: https://www.globetrotting.com.au/litang-horse-racing-festival/
Photos: Marc Ressang/The Diplomat, Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing.

No ball games, Florence

Announcement on a wall in Via Dante Alighieri in Florence. It is forbidden to play ball or any other game near the abbey under pain of severe penalties. Although the information comes from old times, but it hangs on the wall all the time.