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Polo-playing elephants in Nepal

Known as the “sport of kings", polo also becomes the sport of giants during the World Elephant Polo Tournament, held every November in Nepal’s Chitwan National Park.
Read more… 13 November 2012

The masks of Mexico's Lucha Libre

In Arena Mexico, Ultimo Guerrero -- a former welder turned Lucha Libre fighter -- meets his opponent in a match that is equal parts fiesta and fight club.
02 November 2012


Football dreams in Argentina

A new five-star hotel in Buenos Aires is dedicated to Argentina's most famous football team, the Boca Juniors.
Read more… 31 October 2012


Ping pong bounces back in London

Once only played by geeky kids in youth clubs, table tennis has reinvented itself as a social sport and is making a cool comeback in the capital.
Read more… 15 October 2012

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Baseball’s new epicurean eats

Stadiums across the US are reinventing field-side fare with chef-helmed stands and snacks.
Read more… 20 September 2012


Playing polo in Buenos Aires

Take in a match or saddle up yourself in one of the world’s great cities for the sport.
Read more… 05 September 2012

Worldwide Weird

Uganda’s famous goat races

Modelled after the Royal Ascot horse races in England, complete with outrageous outfits and hats, the Royal Ascot Goat Races have been an annual Kampala tradition since 1993.
Read more… 28 August 2012

Worldwide Weird

Water jousting in southern France

In Sète, the famous lanced competition takes place on a wooden boat, with a platform that extends 3m above the water and a 2.8m lance as a weapon.
Read more… 21 August 2012

A pilgrimage to England’s ‘home of cricket’

Lord's, a magnificent cricket ground in north London, offers plenty of opportunities to bone up on the complexities of cricket, a quintessential English summer sport.
Read more… 19 July 2012

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Run away to the circus in Montreal

Located in Montreal, the birthplace of Cirque du Soleil, Trapezium offers daily classes as well as private lessons in the art of trapeze.
Read more… 17 July 2012

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