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Tug of War

History of Tug of War

Tug of War is a sport where two teams, in a test of strength, pull on opposite ends of a rope. The goal is to bring the rope a certain distance in one direction against the force of the opposing team’s pull. Two teams of eight, whose total mass must not exceed a class maximum weight, align themselves at opposite ends of the rope. The rope is marked with a center-line and two markings, each 13 feet apart from either side of the center-line. The teams start with the rope’s center-line directly above a line marked on the ground, and once the contest has commenced, attempt to pull the other team such that the marking on the rope closest to their opponent crosses the center-line.

Country of Origin

  • Worldwide

Popular Countries

  • Worldwide

2017 World Games Champion (country)

  • Indoor/540kg – Chinese Taipei (women)
  • Outdoor/640kg – Great Britain (men)
  • Outdoor/700 kg – Switzerland (men)

Editions Participated in The World Games

  • 10

Tug of War Schedule

The schedule will be posted in 2021.

Tug of War Results

The results will be posted in 2022.

Tug of War Photos

Tug of War News