What about certain lesser known sports in Europe?

  • Bocce:I-a type of lawn bowling usually played on a long, narrow dirt court in many parts of Italy. For more about its rules, see www.bocce.com
  • Petanque-French ball game similar to bocce. See www.petanque.org or www.britishpetanque.org
  • Gaelic Football
  • Pelota (Pelota Vasca)the game from which jai alai was developed originating from the Basque region of Spain
  • Hurling-Irish see www.gaa.ie/sports/hurling
  • Highland Games-features the:
    1. caber toss-cabers weigh 150 pounds and get tossed as much as 40 feet
    2. curling (now an Olympic sporting event)
    3. etc
  • Calcio Storico (Fiorentino)-held twice each year in Florence, it is an annual recreation of the 15th century “no holds barred” rugby style match