tug-of-war


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tug-of-war

a contest in which two people or teams pull opposite ends of a rope in an attempt to drag the opposition over a central line
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President KP Tug-of-War Association Taj Mohammad Khan, Secretary KP Tug-of-war Association Sharif Khan, players and officials were also present.
The games to be played in the festival include judo karate, tug-of-war, badminton, football, hockey, volleyball, handball, squash, taekwondo, gymnastics, archery, cricket, wrestling, tennis, netball, kabaddi and athletics.
The race on the 22nd will also feature a tug-of-war contest, a dragon boat race and 1,000 metre sprint.
Matches of cricket, hockey, badminton, tug-of-war, chess and other sports were played among different departments on first day.
Tsai highlighted the rigorous training athletes must undergo to compete in a tug-of-war, and the strong will the Taiwanese competitors maintained in order to achieve their success.
The event is being hosted by the Aberaeron Town Improvements Committee, which last year organised a YFC tug-of-war fundraiser for a first responder vehicle in the town.
The police shared videos and pictures on Twitter showing Shaikh Mansoor Bin Mohammad joining a tug-of-war within the Dubai Fitness Challenge carnival in Dubai.
Over the last 30 years the tug-of-war has raised over PS3 million to fund vital Macmillan services for people affected by cancer.
Unfortunately, much of today's healthcare ecosystem's tug-of-war pits saving money against patient care, which has many within the space concerned and feeling they have no choice.
ON 4 July 2012 I had a letter published in the Echo about the VE party I attended in 1945, in Eearls Court Road, Penylan, Cardiff I explained that for me the most ineresting event was the tug-of-war. This was because the anchor man of the team pulling downhill took out the insurance of wrapping his end of rope around a lampost.
Maintaining grid is like tug-of-war SIR - When will laymen like the leader of Wales Green Party, Pippa Bartolotti (letter November 6), realise that to maintain our national grid within acceptable limits is similar to a tug-of-war, where power station controllers have to modulate the total torque produced by all its turbines so that it constantly counteracts (balances) the millions of changes in demand we make every day; and, as there is no way of controlling or anticipating the torque produced by wind turbines, power stations still have to produce sufficient steam (from fossil fuel) to maintain this balance, whether the wind is blowing or not.
And she's determined to get involved, whether it's joining a tug-of-war team in the Peak District, being chased by bloodhounds in Essex, dodging whirlpools in Northern Ireland or finding ancient cave markings in Fife.