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Strongest in front?

Warm embrace between rivals

Warm embrace between rivals

The tug-of-war at Valtopina’s medieval games was a short, sharp affair.

The centre of the rope had only to move a very short distance in order for victory to be proclaimed.

The event was as good-humoured as ever, and started with a warm embrace between the 2 leaders.

As far as I can make out, the Italian cheer rhythm is ‘pi-pi-oolla’, the ‘oolla’ being a deep, rich, savage roar of a sound.

However absolute silenceย was decreed for theย tug itself because the umpires weren’t using loudspeakers and might need to be heard.

The green team leader, a veritable giant of a man, went in front.

It must have been the right choice because the green team won the contest.

The big man leads

The big man leads

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  1. July 8, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Every Sept/ Oct we have the same mid-evil games and feasting here in New England

    Check it out ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://kingrichardsfaire.net/

    • July 9, 2013 at 2:13 am

      Those New England games look very varied and great fun. I’d love to go. But they’re obviously commercial and there isn’t the same long tradition behind them.

      • July 9, 2013 at 3:29 am

        ๐Ÿ™‚ yes you are over there in the OLD WORLD but we play here in the NEW WORLD ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t walk 5 feet without a man dressed so dapper professing his love for me lol too much ale maybe ๐Ÿ™‚ OH I liked your page on FB and you can LIKE my 2 pages as well ๐Ÿ™‚

      • July 9, 2013 at 8:02 pm

        I sent you a PM on Facebook. Did you get it?

      • July 10, 2013 at 12:21 am

        Nope I will look again ๐Ÿ™‚

      • July 10, 2013 at 9:11 pm

        ๐Ÿ™‚

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