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Autor:  Dale/RS
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Data:  02/NOV/2005 6:06 AM
Assunto:  Que esporte é esse??
 
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The name comes from the French, "La crosse", but the game originated with the North American Indians.  It's a very popular game in Canada, but it's less known in the USA.  There are ten plays on each team.  Players use long sticks with net-like devices on one end with which they throw, catch, and carry a ball from one end of the playing field to the other.  It's a rough and rowdy game.  There have been efforts to have it included in the Olympics, but it's not widely played.  As I recall, in the film "The Last of the Mohicans" there are a few minutes of a Lacrosse game.  In the USA I often attended Native American "powwows" (intertribal festivities featuring competitive dancing, sales of handicrafts, etc.), and lacrosse was sometimes played at them.

 

 

 

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Que esporte é esse??  –  Esdras Leao  02/NOV/2005, 1:00 AM
 Que esporte é esse??  –  Dale/RS  02/NOV/2005, 6:06 AM
Que esporte é esse??  –  Esdras Leao  02/NOV/2005, 2:28 PM

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