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Polo is a sport played on horseback with the objective of using a wooden mallet to hit a small wooden or plastic ball into the opposing team's goal. The game was a one point an Olympic sport.

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Sports; Polo

This is the name for the player who plays defense and who tries to stay close to the opposing teams strikers, trying to keep them from scoring.


Sports; Polo

When a player strikes a ball and it goes backwards instead of forwards. Players do this on purpose a part of the strategy of Polo.


Sports; Polo

These are barriers (boards) that are placed along the side of a polo field to keep the ball in the playing area. See Sideboards.


Sports; Polo

What a player is called when they are standing up in their stirrups when taking a shot.


Sports; Polo

When two riders come into contact with each other with the objective of knocking or pushing the other rider off the line of the ball so they won't be able to hit the ball. It is the horses that will ...

Center T

Sports; Polo

A T-shaped symbol in the middle of the field with the top of the T running parallel to the sidelines. To start a game the two teams will be on either side of the T facing the same sideline. An umpire ...

change of ends

Sports; Polo

After a goal has been scored, the two teams will switch sides. If no goals have been scored by half-time, then they will change sides after half-time is over.

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