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Old Posted Aug 5, 2008, 11:10 PM
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BUENOS AIRES - PALERMO - Campeonato Abierto Argentino de Polo

Hola amigos!!!!!, aquí les presento el

Campeonato Abierto Argentino de Polo

Esta fue una de las semifinales de la última edición.
Un durísimo partido, donde se sacaron chispas.

Ellerstina (16) - Indios Chapaleufú II (11)


El evento es un espectáculo único , Los polistas argentinos, lejos los mejores del mundo, subidos a esas bestias increíblemente musculosas, rápidas y valientes como son los Polo Pony.


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Polo's origin dates back to 6th century BC in Central Asia. At first it was a training game for cavalry units for the King's guards or other elite troops. To the warlike tribesmen who played polo with as many as 100 players to a side, it was a miniature battle. It became a Persian national game in the 6th century AD.

This equestrian sport was introduced in South Asia, by the Muslim conquerors in the 13th century.

The name 'polo' is derived from the Indian 'pulu' for the wood from which the ball was made and the word 'chucker' comes from the Indian word for a circle or round.

British tea planters in India witnessed the game and introduced it in England in 1850.

James Gordon Bennett, a noted American publisher; balloonist, and adventurer, was captivated by the sport and took it to New York in 1876 where it caught on immediately.
However, it was in the southern extreme of America, in Argentina where Polo flourished in it´s maximum splendor.

La Pampa's new English inhabitants introduced the sport in the region in 1875. It was immediately adopted by the farmers, who where used to "Pato", an equestrian game with similar rules.

After some time, different clubs started to open in new born towns. Hurlingham Club, one of the main ones, opened In 1888. River Plate Polo Association - today Argentine Polo Association- was born in 1892.
By 1930's polo was in the midst of a Golden Age - it was an Olympic sport.

Argentine Polo is undeniably the best of the world; World Champion almost every year since 1949 and the country with more 10 handicap players.

With more than 100 years, Palermo Argentine Open has become a worldwide event, Polo's Mecca. It's a dream for the biggest players.

For over 30 years, the Argentines have been preeminent in the sport but explosive growth in players and the availability of good horses is honing the competitive abilities of challengers from many countries.

The principal playing countries are currently Argentina, USA, Mexico, Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand. Since the last war, Argentina has consistently set the standards of the modern game and has produced both the best players and the ponies most suited to the sport.

Polo is played in more than 60 countries and enjoyed by more than 50 million people each year.

Campo Argentino de Polo

Corner Avenida Libertador and Avenida Dorrego in barrio (district) of Palermo, on northeast side of city
Buenos Aires, Argentina

The United States is the only other country whose polo is somewhere near the standard of Argentina's. A trophy, the America Cup, is occasionally played between them and this is in Argentina's hands also. Today nobody disputes Argentina's superiority in the game, although they get few chances to show it.

They just do not have any rivals. - The upkeep of horses (of which a regular player needs at least 20) and playing kit is quite expensive, so the game is basically for the rich and upper middle classes.

It is, nevertheless, very popular in Argentina mainly because people know their players are the best in the world and because it is overexposed in the press.


































































Después sigo posteando fotos. No se las pierdan,

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Tus fotos están de 10 kuza, me encantaría ver algún partido de polo en Palermo, debe ser un gran espectáculo.

Van muchos turistas no?
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que buenas fotos!!! me encantan las que muestran la tribuna y el campo...
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Tus fotos están de 10 kuza, me encantaría ver algún partido de polo en Palermo, debe ser un gran espectáculo.

Van muchos turistas no?
Es impresionante. Es la Torre de Babel. Prácticamente hay más extranjeros que argentinos.
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que buenas fotos!!! me encantan las que muestran la tribuna y el campo...
Grazie Meteo!!!
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Es impresionante. Es la Torre de Babel. Prácticamente hay más extranjeros que argentinos.
Jaja me imaginé, gracias por la info Kuza
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excelentes Kuza.....que bueno voilver a ver tus fotos
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Que fotos, Kuza... que FOTOSSSS!!!
Impresionantes todas... que buen timing que tenes con la camara...
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Esta foto me encantó la otra vez que vi esta tanda:



Es como un duelo gaucho, pero en vez de cuchillos, los palos ...

Y también en la que festejan el tanto, muy buenas Kuza.
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Qué noble animal!!!!!! O mejor, qué noble, animal!!!! Una bestia sacando fotos...

Ya las había visto hace mucho, pasa que uno va cambiando y se vá fijando en otras cosas... por ejemplo en los detalles de los caballos, cuando les tiran de las riendas... etc.

Felcitaciones, Diego!!!!
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Y si... aprovecho para reeditar los hilos que más me gustan y que fueron borrados del hiperespacio.
Creo que por la actividad, este puede ser interesante para extranjeros que vengan a visitar a la Argentina.
Después pongo la tanda que me queda.-
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Acá en Italia las polo, buzos y camperas de La Martina son lo mas inn desde hace tres años.
Cuestan un ojo de la cara y quien las lleva ostenta tener para comprarlas.
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Si.., lo primero que hacen los tanos cuando vienen a la Argentina es arrasar con las tiendas que venden las prendas La Martina, porque aquí las consiguen mucho más barato que allá.
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Qué bárbaro!

Muy buena colección de imágenes, de verdad!!!

Además de tu talento, se ve que la cámara tuya tiene un teleobjetivo que es un cañon!



Me encantó esta!!!


Te van a contratar de la revista 'Polo hoy'!

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Gracias Totu, pero firmé contrato de exclusividad con SSP por un par de millones.
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Como creo que este hilo pude tener interés turístico, edito el primer post para insertar una reseña en inglés.
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Very opportune

Muchos no saben que el polo es un deporte de dominio argentino, mucho más que el fútbol. En este deporte sí somos realmente insuperables.
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Exacto. Aunque todavía no se nos ocurrió rebautizar nuestro certamen local como "world series", al estilo americano.
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Que cámara usas Kuza? la verdad que tus fotos son increibles.
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