Thursday, 19 April 2018

Q is for Quidditch

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For my A-Z challenge this year I'm taking a look at sports. Olympic ones, ancient ones, weird ones and some just non sporting sports.  I'm not athletic or even particularly fit but there are some sports I enjoy watching and in composing my posts I've come across many that I'd never heard of.  Join me in a sporting journey from the comfort of your couch (or wherever else you're reading this) and thanks for stopping by.

OMG.  When preparing my list of sports corresponding to the letters of the alphabet Q was always going to be Quidditch.  I have read all the Harry Potter books and seen all the films.  I am not however a fanatic.  But, as a sport many people will have heard of, it seemed perfect for the letter Q.

I was going to start this post by apologising for using a fictional sport until I googled it and discovered that it's actually become a real one, played internationally and with a World Cup!  Who'd have thought that this would take off in this way - although it's actually played on the ground and although some of the players use broom sticks there is nothing magical about them.

Definitely a sport that combines the weird and wonderful. 

I could also have gone for Qianball which originates from China and combines elements of tennis and squash but no walls!  Surprisingly there were no martial arts beginning with Q although you can have a Quadrathlon that combines the elements of a Triathlon with Kayaking.

I've decided that anything ending in "athlon" is to be avoided at all costs.  I prefer to do my sports one at a time, or not at all!

Do you multiplay when it comes to sport?


  1. I would like to see a game of Quidditch as I am only familiar with Harry Potter's version.

  2. Well, there's Qi Gong which incorporates martial arts but is not actually a martial art. I find the phenomenon of quidditch very pleasing. As a nerd, seeing something fictional make its way to reality is awesome. The community aspects of everybody coming together to honor a good book series by playing an altered version of a fictional sport is heartwarming.


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