Real Games of the Commonwealth

TACKLING TEAMS | BAT & BALL | COMBAT GAMES | ANIMALS | THROWING THINGS | WATER SPORTS

This year (2018) 71 nations of the fromer British Commonwealth, as diverse as Guernsey to Papua New Guinea will meet and compete in Australia’s Gold Coast. They will compete at 19 of the Commonwealth’s favourite sports, such as netball, badminton and lawn bowles. However, many see the Commonwealth Games as a wannabe-Olympics, but without the big guns (like the USA, China and Russia).

What if all the sports at the Commonwealth Games came from Commonwealth countires?

In this seires, we will explore the far reaches of the diverse set of nations and find the most cultural, unique, and sometimes crazy sports of this year’s Commonwealth nations.


Tackling teams
CnapanA half-naked man holding the slippery wooden ball, your slippery ball, and you need to get it back to church before sundown…


Bat & ball
KilikitiYou step out of your crease with your pate and hit that sweet spot, lape screaming for you to run, you regret wearing jandals today…


Combat Games
Nguni Stick FightingAs you stare him down, you know you cannot break gaze, one blink and you become victim to the fury of his stick…


Animals
A bunch of little flockers to outsmart and outrun, your teammate runs up and down the arena on all fours, what a good bitch…

Donkey RacingSpeeding around the bends of a rugged dirt track, holding onto the reigns for dear life…


Throwing things
A crowd has gathered around you, it’s time settle the score. You lift your size 43 boot off the ground, draw it behind you, forcing your entire weight behind it…

Caber TossThe butt nesting firmly in your hands, and pole resting on your shoulder weighing you whole body down, everyone is watching, don’t let them down…


Water sports
Chundan VallamWith your 127 teammates in perfect unison, the ferocity pulses through your vessel with enough force to make Karthikeya tremble in his boots…

 
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