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Some actual horse riders may look down on hobby-horsing as a childlike past-time not suitable for anyone aged over 10, but Fred Sundwall, the secretary general of the Equestrian Federation of Finland, disagrees'It's very bizarre for other people to see, for the first time especially, this kind of stuff,' said Taija Turkki, an 18-year-old hobbyhorse coach from the town of Lappeenranta.'Because they think we think the horse is alive, which we do not.
A team sport includes any sport which involves two or more players working together towards a shared objective.The terem "athlete" is derived from Aethelius, the King of Elis in Olympia, Greece.The practice of carrying flaming torches by young athletes is also traced to the King of Elis, under whose supervision the games were held; it is claimed by some Historians as the first record of Olympic Sprint racing.In subsequent years monetary attractions were introduced as prize money.However, the practice of offering celery sticks is still in vogue in the 100 m sprint in the Olympics.It has helped me a great deal that I can occasionally just go galloping into the woods with my friends.
It somehow balances my mind.'Some actual horse riders may look down on hobby-horsing as a childlike past-time not suitable for anyone aged over 10, but Fred Sundwall, the secretary general of the Equestrian Federation of Finland, disagrees.'We think it's simply wonderful that hobby-horsing has become a phenomenon and so popular,' Sundwall said.
A cricket tournament formed part of the Summer Olympics in 1900, although only one match was played, between teams representing Great Britain and France.
However, the British team was effectively a club touring side and the French players were drawn partly from expatriates living in Paris.
A bizarre new hobby-horsing craze that sees teenagers riding pretend animals like real horses and competing in contests is sweeping Finland.
About 10,000 people, nearly all of them between the ages of 10 and 18, are estimated to be involved in hobby-horsing in the country.
A team sport is an activity in which individuals are organized into opposing teams which compete to win.