Patric Brasher's Archive

Bump, Set, Kick

By / September 2012

Redolent of volleyball, the sport of sepak takraw has one major difference: arms and hands are off limits.

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Leaping to Stay Dry

By / September 2012

Fierljeppen is a frigid Dutch pastime involving a pole, a canal, and a desperate heave toward dry land. Our sports columnist explains.

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Breathing Heavy

By / July 2012

Patric Brasher on how the sport of kabaddi, an Indian game that is gaining international traction, takes freeze tag to the next level.

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Go, Cheese Racer!

By / July 2012

Cooper’s Hill in Gloucester is the site of the ridiculous, brutal, utterly intoxicating athletic ritual of cheese rolling.

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Getting the Goat

By / June 2012

Patric Brasher inaugurates a new sports column with a look at buzkashi, Afghanistan’s unforgiving national pastime.

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