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The Old Sports Olympics

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30 August 2014

Basic information

Basic information

What kinds of sports did our ancestors practice to match their strengths and skills? Written history does not provide the information. To discover them, you will have to listen to your grandfather’s or grandmother’s stories, or visit the Old Sports Olympics. Brođanci is the venue for a competition in various ancient sports that were once practiced by shepherds while tending their herds, farmers during their breaks, and children at play. Young men used to engage in such sports to try to impress their chosen ones or to compete with boys from a neighbouring village. Today, sports disciplines such as rope pulling, rock throwing, horseshoe tossing or partaking in a sack-race do not have a serious competitive character, but provide great fun for both the participants and the supporters.  


County tourist board:



  • Kapucinska 40
  • 31000 Osijek


  • County Tourist Board Manager Antonio Sobol
  • County Tourist Board President Vladimir Šišljagić


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