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Country olympics Croatia

Country olympics Croatia is special event and something new within country tourism offer. It covers many sports competitions and numerous old pastoral games which are forgoten due to more and more urban life. Many competitors are coming to country olympics Croatia to taste their power and skills in: Rock-throwing, arm wrestling, rope pulling, donkeys race, fights on beam, running in sacks, long jump from spot, plunger pulling, logs sawing, and many other old pastoral games. As final show, Bullfights would be presented. For this kind of fight, owners are specially preparing their pets-bulls in many villages in Republic of Croatia an neighbouring countries. Country olympics Croatia and Bullfights are taking place traditionally every year in towns: Dicmo, Ogorje, Radosic, Sestanovac, Kladnjice and Podbila near town Posusje, because they have all conditions needed for maintenance of such competions in nature. Country olympics Croatia, in neighbourhood of these towns, call for building and preparation of many objects, contains and facilities for sports events, which can accept even 15.000 guests. Within preparation and program, many objects must be build, like: Parking for many vehicles, arena and place for audience, tables, benches, chairs, facilities for sports competitions, tourist objects, numerous spits for meat roast, shops for selling local souvenirs and tools, shops for local dishes, wines and specialties, spots for folk music and singing. In such environment of delight and cheering, Country Olympics adopt features of real sports competition. It is not so easy to throw 16 kg stone, wrestle hand of strong countryside man, pull rope when 7 strong competitors, who can weight even to 160 kg, are on opposite side, run in sacks or with tied feet, and numerous other competitions. At end, when all games and fights are over, medals, badges, diplomas and cash prizes are awarding to winners in all sports disciplines and to winner bull owner. After this awards ceremony, Country Olympics continues with celebration, joy, folk music, selling of all kinds of products, wines, food, roast, domestic bread and klapas singing. This party and joy, lasts until late at night, after which, all tired guests, full of beautiful impresions and competitors, are coming back to their homes, because next meeting will be not until next year.

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