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Entrance to "Palermo", the main polo field in Argentina, where more than 25.000 persons will enjoy the game from the very hight tribunes,at the back of them there are bars to drink ( must be very warm indeed)and eat before and after the game.

I took this photo at the entrance, the day of the final match.

Polo
Origins: It appears to lie in Persia, where the game has been played for at least two thousand years, as artwork and contemporary writings indicate
Polo spread slowly across Asia where it was played by kings, courtiers and warriors as a way to kept them and their horses fit and ready for battle

The word polo is originated in Pakistan, where it means "ball" in Balti, a language native to that region

The Game: There are two teams of four players each and two referees, also on horseback
Each player has a long, flexible stick (taco in Spanish)which is used to hit a ball ( made of wooden)with the intent of driven it through the opposing team's goal.
Polo is played in periods called chukkers, each one, last seven minutes, in between there is three minutes to rest and make changes

Horses are replaced at each chukker, sometimes more than one is changed

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  • Copyright: Maria Ocampos (nikkitta) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2088 W: 17 N: 4179] (17070)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-12-04
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-04-14 15:43
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