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The Lion's Roar

International Sports: Botaoshi

Botoashi is a game played in Japan. It is played with over 100 players trying to topple the opponent’s pole while protecting their own.

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

March 12, 2019

At some Japanese schools, what may appear chaotic could be botaoshi, a game about knocking down poles, highlighting team coordination. “That game involved almost all aspects of athletic ability," said Dr. Sanichiro Yoshida, professor of physics. "Speed, strength and coordination is very important....

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