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Ireland VS Nepal: Sports

This is for a project at school. It was kind of fun, especially since I am a sportsy person.
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Livia Swan

on 27 October 2012

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Transcript of Ireland VS Nepal: Sports

Comparison and Contrast Nepal One Irish sport is hurling. Hurling is a sport that combines baseball, lacrosse, and hockey, and involves chasing a small ball across a large field. One cool sport in Nepal is elephant polo. Elephant polo is, quite obviously, a type of polo played on the backs of elephants. Ireland VS Nepal Sports! Ireland Hurling: How to play Hurling is played on a field similar to a football field. There are 2 teams of 15 people. Hurling is played with a stick called a hurl, or hurley, and a ball called a sliothar. More Info Hurling originated in Ireland, but the sport has spread and is now played in other countries such as the UK, the US, Argentina, South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia. Interesting Facts ~Hurling is often called 'the fastest game on grass'.
~Hurling was banned in Ireland twice--once in 1366 and another time in 1918.
~Hurling is mentioned in Irish mythology, and is quite possibly the oldest sport in the world. Picture Elephant Polo: How to play Elephant polo is played with long sticks called mallets. The length of a mallet ranges from 6-10 feet. This game is played on a field the size of a football pitch.
There are 2 teams of 4 players, as well as 4 elephants. There are 2 people riding one elephant: one mahout to guide the animal, and one player. The objective of this sport is to get the ball into the other team's goal. This is difficult, as it is harder than it looks to get the elephant in the right place at the right time.
The numbers on the players' jerseys represent the position they play. 1 is forward, 2 and 3 can switch around, and 4 plays back. More Info Elephant polo was invented by an exiled Englishman named Jim Edwards and his friend James Manclark. Elephant polo originated in Meghauli, Nepal, but it was first played in India. It is now played in Sri Lanka, Thailand and India, as well as Nepal. Cool Facts ~Elephant polo was originally played with soccer balls.
~They were switched to polo balls when the elephants discovered that it was fun to step on and pop the soccer balls!
~Elephant polo matches are 14 minutes long. The 7-minute halves are called 'chukkas'.
Video Both Irish Hurling Nepal Elephant Polo 2 teams of 15 people
very fast game
played with sticks called hurleys and a ball called a sliothar 2 teams of 4 people
very slow game
played with polo ball and mallets played on football-sized field
played with long sticks
combines other sports or is derived from another sport
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