Wednesday, 25 April 2018

V is for Volleyball

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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.

After the madness of yesterday's Underwater Ice Hockey it was a relief to find an ordinary sport for the letter V - Volleyball which made its debut in the 1964 Olympics.

Apparently it was invented as a less strenuous version of Basketball.  I haven't actually played Basketball but I have tried my hand at Volleyball and it seemed pretty strenuous to me.  I also managed to nearly break a finger when mishitting the ball.  Needless to say it's something I haven't played a lot!

Of course there's also Beach Volleyball which I'm sure some people find more pleasing to watch although if you were playing on a British beach you would probably need a lot more clothing on, even in the height of summer.

As for other V sports well there are of course martial arts such as Vajra Mushti, which involves knuckle dusters, Vale Tudo which is weapon free and popular in Brazil and Vovinam which originated in Vietnam.

The V sport that might suit me best as it can be done from the comfort of my sofa has to be Video Gaming.  Shame it can be so time consuming!

3 comments:

  1. I've played volleyball and enjoyed it but sure don't have the energy or body for it today! Interesting to learn about those other "v" sports - never heard of them before! Almost done, Wendy! Good job!

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  2. We used to get volleyball at school - I have no idea why as it has never been a big sport in Scotland!
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  3. I had to go back to this one. Because it's my favorite sport and yes I do still play Volleyball. Every Tuesday night. I'm not a very good player, but I love it. And most of the women playing are the same age, so it doesn't really matter if you drop the ball. haha

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