||Shin-kicking is an English combat sport. Two participants grab each other’s shoulders or collar and kick the opponent in the shins until one of them gives up or falls down. According to the current rules of the Cotswold Olimpick Games the winner is whoever successfully executes at least two out of the three throws. The contest is judged by an arbiter called the stickler. (Cotswold Olimpick Games, s.d.).|
||Since 1612 shin-kicking has been part of the Cotswold Olimpick Games (Leighton 2005; Cotswold Olimpick Games, s.d). In an article that appeared in the New York Times in 1883 a journaslist describes the violence of a shin-kicking match (NYT 1883). The sport is still played today, extra padding and the banning of reinforced toe caps have increased the safety (Cotswold Olimpick Games, s.d.). However, cases of canceled contests due to their unsafe nature still occur (Jolly 2017). Shin-kicking is still the most popular event at the Cotswold Olimpick Games.|
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||- Leighton, N. (2005). “Old shin sport alive and kicking”, BBC News. have|
- NYT (1883). “Scientific Shin-Kicking”, The New York Times.
- Jolly, B. (2017). “Bonkers 400-year-old British SHIN-KICKING contest scrapped this year over 'health and safety' fears”, Mirror News.
- Cotswold Olimpick Games, https://www.olimpickgames.co.uk/the-events