The Olympic Games may go back 3,000 years to Ancient Greece, but the international sporting event that takes place every four years didn’t take on its modern form until 1896. And while the games claim to represent global sporting culture, as suggested by the Olympics’ logo, many of the sports seem to have uniquely European aristocratic origins. Dressage anyone?
This got us thinking. What would the Olympics in Rio look like if traditional African sports were included?
Here are seven traditional African sports that we think would be welcomed additions to the summer games