|Highest governing body||Tug of War International Federation|
|Team members||Eight (or more)|
|Mixed gender||mix 4+4 and separate|
|Type||Team sport, outdoor/indoor|
|Equipment||Rope and boots|
|Olympic||Part of the Summer Olympic programme from 1900 to 1920; Part of The World Games from 1981 to 2017|
Tug of war is a game played by both children and adults, using a rope. A pit of mud can also be used with the rope. The players organize into two teams, and grab on to one side of the rope each. The goal of the game is to pull the other team into the mud pit, or over a marked boundary, like a stick.