Sunday, January 30, 2011
Dribbling by dumbo
If sport is your thing then you have been well served this winter with a glut of opportunities to spectate. The ashes brought glory to the boys from Britain (and a few from South Africa!), the Australian open followed close on the heels of the cricket, with plenty of football and skiing to watch in between. If you did find yourself hard up for sporting excitement there was the world bowls championships to tide you over! Next on the horizon is surely the joy that is the Six Nations; however the big news in Nepal has been elephant football. Sky news reports that this will be the seventh year of the elephant football tournament in the Chitwan National Park, which sees trainers sitting on the elephants’ shoulders, guiding the elephants to dribble the ball and put it in the back of the net. The spectacle has drawn significant crowds, eager to watch their team score. Alongside the popular football event is an elephant polo event.