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For the Gladiators event, see Tug-o-War (Gladiators). Tug of war Tug of war, also known as rope pulling, is a sport that directly pits two teams against each other in a test of strength. ... List of Upstairs, Downstairs episodes Tug of War is the fifth episode of the fourth series of the period drama Upstairs, Downstairs. ...

A game of Tug of war
A game of Tug of war
A participant in a tug of war
A participant in a tug of war

Tug of war, tug o' war, or tug war, also known as rope pulling, is a sport that directly puts two teams against each other in a test of strength. The origins of tug of war are not clearly known, but there is evidence that tug of war was practiced in ancient China and Egypt.[citation needed] Download high resolution version (3008x1960, 831 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (3008x1960, 831 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Caption: First Lt. ... Caption: First Lt. ...


The term may be used as a simile to describe a demonstration of brute strength by two opposing groups, such as a rivalry between two departments of a company. Often, there is a third party who is considered the "rope" in the tug o' war. Look up simile in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

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Rules

Two teams of eight, whose total mass must not exceed a maximum weight determined for the class, align themselves at the end of a rope (approximately 10 centimetres in circumference). The rope is marked with a "center line" and two markings for meters either side of the center line. The teams start with the rope's center line directly above a line marked on the ground, and once the contest (the "pull") has commenced, attempt to pull the other team such that the marking on the rope closest to their opponent crosses the centre line, or the opponents commit a foul (such as a team member sitting or falling down). Coils of rope used for long-line fishing A rope (IPA: ) is a length of fibers, twisted or braided together to improve strength for pulling and connecting. ...


A contest may feature a moat in a neutral zone, usually of mud or softened ground, which eliminates players who cross the zone or fall into it.


As a sport

Tug of war competition in 1904 Summer Olympics
Tug of war competition in 1904 Summer Olympics

There are tug of war clubs in many countries, and both men and women participate. Image File history File links 1904_tug_of_war. ... Image File history File links 1904_tug_of_war. ... The 1904 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the III Olympiad, were held in St. ...


The sport was part of the Olympic Games from 1900 until 1920, but has not been included since. The sport is contested in the World Games. The Tug of War International Federation TWIF [1] organises World Championships for nation teams biannually, for both indoor and outdoor contests, and a similar competition for club teams. In England the sport is catered for by the Tug of War Association (formed in 1958), and the Tug of War Federation of Great Britain (formed in 1984). The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920) of the Gregorian calendar. ... IWGA logo The World Games, first held in 1981, are an international multi-sport event, meant for sports that are not contested in the Olympic Games. ...


Notes

  • The rope used for a tug of war in Uiryeong Keunjulttaenggigi (January 15th in Chinese calendar) is 251 meters long, 4.5 meters in circumference and weighs 54.5 metric tons. [2]
  • The rope used for a tug of war in Naha Oōtsunahiki (October 10th) is 200 meters long and weighs more than 40 metric tons.
  • A classic prank for a side willing to forfeit a game is for the team to suddenly all let go of the rope upon commencement of the match, causing the other side to suddenly topple en masse at the overbalance as seen in the film Revenge of the Nerds.
  • A game of tug-of-war, on tilted platforms, was used on the US, UK and Australian Gladiators series.

Uiryeong County (Uiryeong-gun) is a county in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. ... A tonne (also called metric ton) is a non-SI unit of mass, accepted for use with SI, defined as: 1 tonne = 103 kg (= 106 g). ... Naha (Japanese: ; -shi) is the capital city of Okinawa Prefecture in Japan. ... It has been suggested that Revenge of the Nerds (2007 film) be merged into this article or section. ...

See also

This is the complete list of Olympic medalists in tug of war from 1900 to 1920. ... The Ringelmann effect refers to a combination of social loafing and coordination losses. ... A sample joust. ...

Tug of war teams

Harvard Tug of War team, 1888.
Harvard Tug of War team, 1888.

Bosley wood treament TOW - is one of the best teams in the UK and have been for over 60 years.[citation needed] Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ...

  • Mountain View TOW - A professional team, based in County Louth, Ireland
  • Dorton Dons - village team based in Dorton in Buckinghamshire, England
  • Carndonagh TOW - Have some strong pullers, based in County Donegal, Ireland
  • Congleton Tug of War Club English Tug of War , based in Congleton, Cheshire, England.
  • St Pats TOW - Shoe type will not be a deciding factor in the World Indoor Tug of War Championships 2008 according to Leo who believes that age has caught up with the golden generation and agrees that pulls over 2 minutes will be difficult for himself and puller number 7 *[3]
  • Holland Tug of War Club(Established 1970),from Barton under Needwood in Staffordshire,England,hold a Guinness World Record for Tug of War Endurance
  • Sandhurst Tug of War Club - The 560kg World Champions based in Sandhurst, Berkshire
  • Brisbane Bulldogs Based in Brisbane, Australia
  • Australian Tug of War Association ATOWA, Australia
  • Mölndals Dragkampklubb Mölndals Tug of war Club, Sweden

Statistics Province: Leinster County Town: Dundalk Code: LH Area: 820 km² Population (2006) 110,894 Website: www. ... Dorton Dons at Buckinghamshire Championships at Chesham - late 1960s/early 1970s Dorton Dons was a very successful tug-of-war team in the 1960s and 1970s. ... Dorton (or Dourton) is a village in Buckinghamshire, England. ... Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is one of the home counties in South East England. ... Statistics Province: Ulster Dáil Éireann: Donegal North East, Donegal South West County seat: Lifford Code: DL Area: 4,841 km² Population (2006) 146,956 Website: www. ... For other uses, see Sandhurst (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

External links

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Tug of war
  • 2007 European Outdoor Tug of War ChampionshipsTaking place in Minehead, Somerset, England - September 20 - 23
  • The Tug of War AssociationLink to the English Tug of War Association
  • (http://www.tugofwarfederation.co.uk/ The Tug of War Federation of Great Britain
  • Tug of War accident :Two men each lost an arm in a grisly tug of war contest. (Graphic scene, viewer discretion is advised)
  • Life's Tug of War An interesting presentation on Life's Tug of War
  • Scottish tug of war Link to the Scottish Tug o war association
  • Irish Tug of War Association Link to the Irish Tug of war association
  • Dutch Tug of War Association Link to the Dutch Tug of war association
  • Swedish Tug of War Association Link to the Swedish Tug of War association
  • (http://hollandtugofwar.co.uk / Link to Holland Tug of War club,Staffs. England
  • Congleton Tug of War Club Link to Congleton Tug of War Club based in Cheshire
  • United States Tug-of-War Association United States Tug-of-War Association home page
, Minehead is a coastal town in West Somerset, England with a population of around 10,000. ... This article is about the county of Somerset in England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The team competition tug of war was contested in the Summer Olympics every four years from 1900 to 1920, except for the 1916 Olympics, which were cancelled. ... At the 1900 Summer Olympics, a tug of war tournament was contested. ... At the 1904 Summer Olympics, a tug of war tournament was contested. ... At the 1908 Summer Olympics, a tug of war tournament was contested. ... Tug of War, Men ... Mens competition British Tug of War star Robert Spear was disqualified in the 1920 Olympics for being too aggressive when he jerked the rope and pulled an opponents arm out of the socket. ... This is the complete list of Olympic medalists in tug of war from 1900 to 1920. ...

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Tug of war - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (321 words)
Tug of war or tug o' war, also known as rope pulling, is a sport that directly pits two teams against each other in a test of strength.
The rope used for a tug of war in Uiryeong Keunjulttaenggigi (January 15th in Chinese calendar) is 251 meter long, 4.5 meter in circumference and weights 54.5 metric ton.
The rope used for a tug of war in Naha Oōtsunahiki (September 10th) is 200 meter long and weighs more than 40 metric ton.
English Tug of War Association. Try My Sport (681 words)
Tug of War UK Tug of war is a unique team sport, where the team work requires all team members to do the same thing.
Tug of War Takes place outdoors, on grass, and indoors on mats, and there are male, female and youth (under 18) competitions at various weight categories, which take place all year round, indoor (October-March) in the winter, and outdoor in the summer (April-September).
Tug of War competitions are organised in weight classes where each team of eight pullers must not exceed the stated weight.
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