Skip to content

Don’t forget elephant soccer

February 26, 2006

As the XX Olympic Winter Games come to a close today in Turin, Italy, sporting fans turn their attention to the 2008 Beijing Games.

One sport which will be conspicuously absent is elephant polo.

“A shame,” grouses Orange Bear.

Elephant polo is like regular polo, except with two riders, a shorter field, longer sticks, and, well, elephants instead of horses. The game is played in Southeast Asia, and the World Elephant Polo Association holds a championship tournament in Nepal every December.

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: