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Polo

Equine Sport

Polo:


Polo is played on a flat playing field, with two teams mounted on horseback using mallets to hit a ball into each other's goal.  The principle of the games was probably invented in Persia around 600 B.C.  The English discovered polo in the 1850s in the Himalayas, where they learned to play from the Indian nobility.  Introduced to North America in the 19th century, and was incorporated into the Olympics in 1920.

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