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Are traditional Indian sports like kabaddi or kho kho recognised internationally?

Date: 19 Dec 2015    Group: Sports    Category: Other Sports   

There are many traditional Indian games/sports which are popular in India. Kabaddi and Kho Kho are some among the same. Is Kabaddi or Kho Kho or any such other traditional Indian sport recognised internationally? Are these games played in other countries also? Awaiting responses from experts.

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Author: SSD    20 Dec 2015      Member Level: Silver     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

Kabaddi and Kho Kho are some of the Indian traditional games. Kabaddi is international recognised game but Kho Kho is just a tradtional game played in various parts of India.

Author: jenny    21 Dec 2015      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Kabaddi and Kho-Kho are popular Indian traditional games.
Kabaddi is internationally recognized game and played in other countries.

Kho-Kho is also internationally recognized game.
The first international Kho-Kho was held at Kolkata in 1996. The member countries that played in the Kho-Kho are: India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, SriLanka, Nepal, Maldives, Thailand.
Kho-Kho is also played in South Africa.

Author: Partha Kansabanik    23 Dec 2015      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Kabaddi and Kho-kho are Indian traditional sports. Kabaddi has now been recognised internationally and is being played in the Asian Games also. There is an international Kabaddi federation to regulate and moniotrthis sports.

On the other hand, Kho-kho has not yet received international status although it is played in Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand and in some other countries.

Author: prakash    23 Dec 2015      Member Level: Bronze     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Kabaddi is an popular sport in India and it is recognized Internationally. India is the most successful team in international matches.
Kho kho is another popular traditional game which is not recognized internationally. This game is played in our neighbor countries too.

NOTE:- FRISBEE has been officially recognized by International Olympic Committee (IOC)

Author: hemant    27 Dec 2015      Member Level: Silver     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

Being a sportsman my self I can tell you that many of the Traditional sports are now have a good reputation in international platform as well inside our country unlike the past.
You cant rule out the fact that sports like Cricket, Tennis, Football and F1 races are true winners in terms of money involved and earnings of players, our traditional sports were lagging behind because of less viewership and even lesser money outcome.
But the situation is changing rapidly , one such example is Pro Kabbaddi League which had 2nd largest Viewership after IPL in past years, now with similar season of wrestling ( kushti) is giving a nice platform to budding and existing talents.

now Kabbaddi ,Kushti are part of so many international events like Commonwealth games were India had proven its worth.
there are world cups for both events. more than 50 countries play these sports and they admire the sports.
Now as per my knowledge Kho Kho is not Traditional Indian by origin but is cultural an Indian sport, The other sports like Atya-Patya, Sepak-Tekra, and Thang-Taa are popular in very limited part of country and lot need to be done to promote these sports as these are also true judge of agility and stamina.
the traditional sports are now providing people good admiration, and nice pay and they are now recognized internationally to,
still lot to be done

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