Surviving Ethnic Sports

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Surviving Ethnic Sports and Games in the UK

  • Robert Dover’s Cotswold Olympics is a multi-sport occasion which was originally established by permission of James I in 1605
  • It was an annual event until 1851 when it was disrupted by hooligans
  • Revived in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire on 1963 and continue today
  • Original activities ranged from throwing the sledgehammer, sword fighting and horse riding, to shin kicking, dancing, fireworks and picnicking
  • Today the celebrations include wrestling, Morris dancers, cross-country running, hot air ballooning, marching bands and fireworks

Traditional festivals have always suffered criticism and several attacks for several attacks such as:

  • Puritanism, which discouraged folk games


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