Tug of war

sport in which two teams pull on opposite ends of a rope

Tug of war is a game played by both children and adults, using a rope. A pit of mud can also be used with the rope. The players organize into two teams, and grab on to one side of the rope each. The goal of the game is to pull the other team into the mud pit, or over a marked boundary, like a stick.

Tug of war
Ireland 600 kg team in the European Championships 2009
Highest governing bodyTug of War International Federation
First playedAncient
Team membersEight (or more)
Mixed sexmix 4+4 and separate
TypeTeam sport, outdoor/indoor
EquipmentRope and boots
OlympicPart of the Summer Olympic programme from 1900 to 1920; Part of The World Games from 1981 to 2017