Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Calcio Fiorentino - A Bruising, Anarchic And Exhilarating Spectacle Of Sport

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Calcio Fiorentino. Does that ring any bells in terms of sports? It's almost certainly not one you played at school but it has weathered the centuries well and is still played in its home town of Florence, Italy.

It has been played since the sixteenth century. The game - Calcio for short - must be the original extreme sport. And boy, oh boy, is it extreme.

(thanks Robert-John)

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