Unspunnen (Switzerland)

Name of sport (game)

Unspunnen

Name in native language

Place of practice (continent, state, nation)

Switzerland

History

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Unspunnen is one of the traditional Swiss sports, which involves throwing a stone weighing 83.5 kilograms.
The original stone was stolen in 1984 by the Belier group, which fought to disconnect the entire Canton of Jura from Bern. However, this did not discourage fans of this unusual sport and they found a new stone.

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In 2004 Markus Maire from Plaffeien (FR) meters set an “all-time record”, he pushed the stone 4.11 meters away.

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