Athletics Case Study

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  • Organisation was basic, with the rules being simple  and passed on by word of mouth.
  • Drinking and play were closely associated, and the weekly market was social and sporting as well.
  • Village wakes were associated with praise and festivity, there were opportunities for men to test their strenth and speed such as wrestling and running. 
  • Peasant women would also race too.
  • Other than gathering pesants would have little time for sports


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