Tug of war

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Tug of war
Irish 600kg euro chap 2009.JPG
Ireland 600 kg team in the European Championships 2009
Highest governing bodyTug of War International Federation
NicknamesTOW
First playedAncient
Characteristics
ContactNon-contact
Team membersEight (or more)
Mixed gendermix 4+4 and separate
TypeTeam sport, outdoor/indoor
EquipmentRope and boots
Presence
OlympicPart 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.