Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceTrivia · 1 decade ago

How did the game Tug of War get its name?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The origins of tug of war are clouded in the mist of time. It is known that tug of war was practised in ancient Egypt and China.

    In Korea local villages used tug of war to settle disputes for centuries and it may come as a surprise to hear that tug of war is depicted on one of the few commemorative coins, the 5,000 won, minted for the Seoul Olympics in 1988.

    The first chronicled history of tug of war in England was between villages in Fenns of Norfolk in the 16th century.

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