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Cnapan

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Galloping down the beach, you see your target: a half-naked man holding his slippery wooden ball. But it’s not his ball, it’s your ball, and you need to get it back to church before sundown. He’s sprinting as fast as he can, but the beach was a foolish passage for him to take, with nothing […]

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Donkey Racing

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Speeding around the bends of a rugged dirt track, holding onto the reigns for dear life, as spectators cheer your four-legged companion to go faster, and faster. Your adrenalin hits a high as you see your rival between you and the finish line, you know what you need to do, you need to whip that […]

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Kilikiti – Samoan Cricket

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With your massive pate on your shoulder you stare down the long concrete pitch. Your eyes meet the bowler as you tap the crease. He hurls the tiny rubber ball in your direction. It’s a bit short, but you don’t care. Stepping forward you give your bat a roundhouse swing, sending the ball flying towards […]

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Nguni Stick Fighting

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As you stare him down, you know you cannot break gaze, one blink and you become victim to the fury of his stick. He strikes your face, a good hit, the sounds of the crowds are muffled as you regain consciousness. He strikes again, but this time on pure adrenalin you block hard, knocking out […]

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Sheepdog Trials

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A team of two, you and your best friend in the clean country air… and a bunch of little flockers to outsmart and outrun. You are clearly the brains of the operation as you whistle commands to your teammate, she runs up and down the arena on all fours, aggressively chasing them down while snarling. […]

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Gumboot Throw

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It’s high noon, and a crowd has gathered around you. Staring down the arena you see your mark. It’s time settle the score, it is time to come out on top. You lift your size 43 boot off the ground, draw it behind you, and forcing your entire weight behind it, you hurl it down […]

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Caber Toss

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You hear the someone blowing their bagpipes in the distance. Squatting, you take control of your log. It’s the biggest one you’ve ever had. The butt nesting firmly in your hands, and pole resting on your shoulder weighing you whole body down. Your thighs go rock solid as you lift your log with your feet […]

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Chundan Vallam

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The ferocity of your collective spirit pulses throughout your vessel with enough force to make Karthikeya, the Hindi god of war tremble in his boots. The beating of the fire platform pulses your through veins to every appendage of your body. Driving your paddle in perfect unison with your 127 teammates, propelling you boat forward […]