Europe

Palio della Balestra (Italy)

  • Name of sport (game): Palio della Balestra
  • Name in native language: Palio della Balestra

Pall-Mall (England)

  • Name of sport (game): Pall-Mall
  • Name in native language: Pall-Mall

Palla a Caccia (Italy)

  • Name of sport (game): Palla a Caccia
  • Name in native language: Palla a Caccia

Palla a Sfratto (Italy)

  • Name of sport (game): Palla a Sfratto
  • Name in native language: Palla a Sfratto

Palla Maglio (Italy)

  • Name of sport (game): Palla Maglio
  • Name in native language: Palla Maglio

Pallaporta (Italy)

  • Name of sport (game): Pallaporta
  • Name in native language: Pallaporta

Palle Maille (France)

  • Name of sport (game): Palle Maille
  • Name in native language: Palle Maille

Pallino (Italy)

  • Name of sport (game): Pallino
  • Name in native language: Pallino

Pankration (Greece)

  • Name of sport (game): Pankration
  • Name in native language: Pankration

Paradosiaki pali (Greece)

  • Name of sport (game): Paradosiaki pali
  • Place of practice (continent, state, nation):

    Northern Greece

  • Description:

    Pali is played on grass, with music, outdoor, during the parish saint days feasts.No weight categories (only age).
    Wrestlers wear only a heavy leather trouser called kispet,where they can grip. Attacks can be done on all the body. Oil makes difficult the attacks. The goal is to oblige the opponent to touch the ground with his back.

    Kispet is the name of the traditional leather shorts worn by the Paradosiaki Pali contestants whose bare chests and bodies are sprinkled with olive oil in this spectacular type of traditional Greek wrestling. The fight starts with a ritual in which the wrestlers douse themselves with oil to prepare for this slippery practice. The contestants begin the fight standing up but it develops mainly on the ground: now performed at very high technical levels, it is a particularly complex practice to be transmitted to the new generations.

  • Sources of information :

     

    Source of photos used in this article and gallery:
    Photo Kazimierz Waluch, Festival Tocati - Festival Internazionale dei Giochi in Strada, Verona, Italy, 15-18 of September 2022

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Pehlivanlar (Bulgaria)

  • Name of sport (game): Pehlivanlar
  • Name in native language: Pehlivanlar
  • Place of practice (continent, state, nation):

    East Bulgaria

  • Description:

    Pehlivanlar is played on grass, with music, outdoor, during the summer festivals, weddings and local feasts. No weight categories (only age).
    Wrestlers wear only a heavy leather trouser called kispet,where they can grip. Attacks can be done on all the body. Oil makes difficult the attacks. The goal is to oblige the opponent to touch the ground with his back.

Pelivansko borenje (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo)

  • Name of sport (game): Pelivansko borenje
  • Name in native language: Pelivansko borenje
  • Place of practice (continent, state, nation):

    Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo

  • Description:

    Pelivansko borenje is played on grass, with music, outdoor, during the summer festivals, weddings and local feasts.
    Wrestlers wear only a heavy leather trouser called kispet,where they can grip. No weight categories (only age). Attacks can be done on all the body. Oil makes difficult the attacks. The goal is to oblige the opponent to touch the ground with his back.

Pelota aragonesa (Spain)

  • Name of sport (game): pelota aragonesa
  • Name in native language: pelota aragonesa
  • Sources of information :

    Books:

    RIVAS, Félix A. El juego tradicional de la pelota en Aragón. Pirineos y extremo noroccidental. Trabajo de investigación inédito, Asociación Chuara, 2004

Pelota Vasca (Basque Country, Spain)

  • Name of sport (game): Pelota Vasca/Pelote Basque
  • Name in native language: Pelota Vasca
  • Place of practice (continent, state, nation):

    Basque Country, Spain, France

  • History:

    Document of establishing the Federación Internacional de Pelota Vasca.

    Federacin Internacional de Pelota Vasca

    POSTE 1956 24a22a22a1421176120

    POSTE 1956 24a22a22a1421176110

    Source: https://www.wikitimbres.fr/timbres/86/pelote-basque

    La Pelote Basque - french post card 1956

    Pelote basque POSTE 1956 24a22a22a1517929976

    Source: https://www.wikitimbres.fr/timbres/86/pelote-basque

     

  • Description:

    Semantisation cancha mur a gauche Domaine public Creation personel EUSKARAZ

  • Sources of information :

    Video:

    The Rules of Basque Pelota (Mano, Paleta & Chistera) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiQnm5orBas

  • Documents:

    pdfMiscelanea_de_datos_para_una_historia_del_juego_del_pelota.pdf