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The French Game of Pétanque

Pétanque basic equipment 5 metal balls small white ball

Pétanque is a French form of boules where the goal is to throw hollow metal balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball while standing inside a starting circle with both feet on the ground. The game is normally played on hard dirt or gravel, but can also be played on grass, sand or other surfaces.

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This Isn’t Hockey This Is Bandy

2 bandy ball players one red one blue following orange ball 3 hockey sticks basic equipment hockey sticks orange round bandy ball

According to Hockey Gods the game of Bandy Ball: Bandy Ball is played on ice, using a single round ball. Two teams of 11 players each compete to get the ball into the other team’s goal using sticks, thereby scoring a goal. The game is designed to be played on a rectangle of ice-field which is the same size as a soccer field. Bandy Playing Rule 2.1 The ball: The ball shall be made of approved material in an easily visible colour. When dropped on firm ice from a height of 1.5 m, the bounce shall be regular, 15 cm at least and not more than 30 cm. The diameter shall be 63 mm +/- 2 mm everywhere, and its weight shall be at least 60 g and not more than 65 g when unused. References: Bandy Playing Rules – http://www.worldbandy.com/ckfinder/userfiles/files/Rules/Internationella-bandyregler-12.pdf Photo – http://hockeygods.com/hockeys/15-Bandy

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Wheelchair Rugby

wheelchair rugby ball equipment tough flexible leather bladder on inside

Developed in Canada in 1976, the sport’s original name was murderball. Wheelchair rugby is played indoors on a hardwood court. The rules include elements of wheelchair basketball, ice hockey, handball, and rugby union. It is a contact sport and physical contact between wheelchairs is an integral part of the game.

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Elephant Polo

man dangaling off elephant to reach ball basic elephant polo equipment polo stick and polo ball

Elephant polo is similar to traditional polo except for one major difference, they are on a giant elephant! The equipment that is used is similar to polo such as the ball and a longer mallet. According to the World Elephant Polo Association Rule 1 of the organization section of the rule book: 1. The Game will be played by four players on each team. The game is played on a marked pitch of “100-120 metres x 60-80 metres”, using a standard size polo ball.

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