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National Pastimes
« on: March 22, 2018, 02:26:23 AM »
Finland - Pesäpallo

Invested after a Finn came to America and watched his first baseball game.  Ironically, baseball evolved from Rounders, a game from England.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_navSFGj0I

Bangladesh - Kabaddi

Wrestling + Tag

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg_Fr_U2hLs


Philipines - Arnis

Stick fighting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMFKm7jfmUA

Mexico - Charreada

Kind of rodeo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdjFrQbiBU4


Columbia - Tejo

Cornhole and gunpowder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o16LyndAY2U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMFTzaHJaKo

Iran -  Varzesh-e Bastani

Club Swinging. Although, ingrained in their traditional wrestling.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHKUP6AjF-E

Indonesia - Pencak Silat

Traditional martial art with takedowns

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdKHSsMioug

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApBS-VR5jpo


Malaysia- Sepak takraw

Volleyball with your feet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dQkujdGwa0


Peru - Paleta Frontón

Racket ballish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eb3YbEugWws

Russia - Bandy

Ice Hockey, but with a ball, not a puck.  What we know as hockey evolved from this sport. But, it was invented in the UK.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuDI8XWQaBM

Turkey - oil wrestling

Last year's kirkpinar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCQ9NsY_ikw



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_sport






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Re: National Pastimes
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2018, 02:32:15 AM »
The Netherlands - Korfball

Basketball + Co-ed Netball

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9On7ZylR3k



Although not an official sport of any country, Netball is popular within the Commonwealth countries....even though it was invented in the USA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBuxsRnU50A


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Re: National Pastimes
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2018, 10:18:56 PM »
I'll have to make some alterations to my cornhole boards.

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Re: National Pastimes
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2018, 11:09:09 PM »
I have thought it interesting how sports evolve once they go global.

Baseball evolved from Rounders when it moved from Europe to the US.  However, when a Finnish man traveled to the US a century ago, he saw baseball and changed it when he went home and it is now known as Pesäpallo.

Same with Netball being closer to what Naismith envisioned basketball to be.

Heck, American folk wrestling has evolved from Irish collar-and-elbow wrestling.