Strengthening European Traditional Sports

Building a network to strengthen European traditional sports and games


Figure: Competitors slide ice stocks over an ice surface, aiming for a target, or to cover the longest distance. This sport is similar to curling but has is own focus.         

Website: Deutscher Ice stock- verband E.V.  -



Figure: Two men playing fingerwrestling at the Fingerhakler Championships in Reichertshofen. 

Movie: Fingerhaklen 


figure: Gorodki, the aim of the game is to knock out groups of skittles arranged in various patterns by throwing a bat at them.  A sport popular in Scandinavian countries and Germany. 



Figure: The muskets keep shooting competitions in traditional costumes. Also famous in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Austria.

Website: European Community of historic guilds -   

             Bund der Historischen Deutschen Schützenbruderschaften e.V. -




Figure: is a throwing sport where participants, usually divided into two teams, try to throw a weighted ball (the kloot) as far as possible. In some regions in Germany they call it Bosseln. This traditional sport is also popular in Ireland (road bowling), the Netherlands (klootschieten), and Italy.

Website: Friessische Klootschiesser Verband -                   

  Figure: a Novuss table, a sport related to pocket billiard. A traditional game famous in Latvia. 

  Figure: Novuss players at the Baltic Childeren's Olympics, 2006 

  Website: Novuss verband Germany -

Figure: A man that catches the ring

Website: Deutsche Ringtennis 

Figure: 4 people who are ready to start playing shuffleboard

Website:Deutsche Suffleboard Association e.V.