What was the Cotswold Olympicks?

Answer: A seventeenth century sports tournament that took place near Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England. Based loosely on the ancient Olympics, the bizarre range of sports including horse-racing, hunting, sledge-hammer throwing, fencing with sticks and shin-kicking. Women also had their own events, which included dancing and running.

Source: The Ancient Olympic Games by Judith Swaddling

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