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Is one of the oldest sports in the world and has always had a large number of local and national variants. It was included in the Olympic Games in 704 bc. In Britain, Cumberland and Westmorland, and Cornwall and Devon, developed their own versions, and it formed an important part of the Cotswold Games which flourished at Chipping Campden in the 17th cent. Professional wrestling on TV had a considerable following in the 1970s but the bouts became so ludicrous that its appeal wilted.

Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

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