A breezy but satisfying short introduction to the sport of kings. Performer David Whiteley's voice is precise and pleasant, with a light Australian accent, while electronic music adds texture to the recording. Listeners learn about the ancient history and culture of the sport, the role of colonialism in its propagation, its many rules, the importance of safety, and its global appeal. This would be a useful listen for anyone thinking of taking up the sport, or attending a match for the first time.
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Beautiful horses, well-dressed players and ancient cultures - welcome to polo. Polo is one of the only sports in the world that relies more on the power of an animal than that of a human. Polo has evolved with the world's cultures, creating new variations as it has spread. But, at the heart of polo, is a shared love of horses and a respect for tradition, two requirements that have helped it earn its famous nickname - "the sport of kings."
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