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date: 17 July 2019


Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
Jonathan M ThomasJonathan M THOMAS

Polo is a team sport traditionally played on horseback, most likely originating with the nomadic people of Central Asia. In modern polo, players use a mallet to hit the ball in the opponent’s goal. Each team has four players, and games can last up to two hours. Polo has been particularly popular in countries associated with the former British Empire, and it still carries a heavy sense of class-distinction. More recent adaptations of polo include bicycle polo and motor polo. ...

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