Who invented the sport of polo?

Answer Persians first played polo over 2500 years ago. English officers introduced the game in 1869 in Great Britain following an exhibition in India. The game was first played in the United States in 1... Read More »

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Is polo an Olympic sport?

Polo is not currently an Olympic sport. In the early 20th century, it was included in five Olympics, the most recent of which was 1936. Polo enthusiasts have attempted to get the sport reinstated o... Read More »

What is the name of the ball in the polo sport?

A polo ball has no special name, and is referred to by players of the sport as the "ball" or the "polo ball." Polo is an ancient sport going back thousands of years, and the word polo actually is d... Read More »

When did water polo become a sport?

Although the game was developed in the mid-19th century in England, the first official water polo rules were not designed until 1870. Water polo was introduced to the United States in 1888 and by 1... Read More »

What is the name of the ball in the polo equestrian sport?

The playing object used in equestrian polo is simply known as the "ball." The most important rule of equestrian polo from the perspective of the players and umpires is the "line of the ball" which ... Read More »