Tug of War

HISTORY OF THE SPORT The sport of tug of war originates from ancient Egypt, Greece, China, and India. It was very popular under the name of 'hook pulling' which was used to train warriors and build their strength. Archaeological evidence proves that the sport of tug of war was also popular in India during the twelfth century.

Tug of war continued gaining popularity between the fifteenth and eighteenth century. It was part of the Olympic Games between 1900 and 1920 but was excluded after that time.

The world governing body for the sport of tug of war is the Tug of War International Federation.