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Korfball Is Not for the Fellas

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This Dutch sport is similar to netball and is played with either all girl teams or co-ed teams with four men and four women. The objective of this game is to throw a ball through a bottomless basket that is mounted on a large pole. 

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Past President Creates A Sport

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Hoover-ball was invented, developed and perfected by White House physician Admiral Joel T. Boone to keep Hoover physically fit. It is a combination of tennis, volleyball and medicine ball. Teams of up to five people play on a court 66 feet by 30 feet with an 8 foot volleyball net. A 4 or 6 pound medicine ball is used and scoring is exactly like tennis.  – History of Hoover-Ball, Hoover Association

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Look Ma! No Hands!

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FootVolley is a sport that was created in Brazil where you volley a soccer like ball without using your hands. The field rules of the game are similar to beach volleyball.

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The French Game of Pétanque

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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

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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

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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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