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4 sports you didn’t know are taking place at the 2018 Asian Games

Do you know what happens during a game of kabbadi? How about sambo? Find out more about these unique Asian Games events

4 sports you didn’t know are taking place at the 2018 Asian Games
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The 2018 Asian Games is currently taking place in Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia, until 2 September.

Athletes from 45 nations are competing in 40 sports and 67 disciplines, including table tennis, swimming, rowing and judo.

But among these familiar sports are a few you may have never heard of, or are unaware are now part of the Games.

Check them out:
 

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1. Sambo
1. Sambo
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Making its debut at the Asian Games is the Russian sport of Sambo, a combination of martial arts such as wrestling, judo and boxing, among others. \

The name is an acronym for SAMozashchita Bez Oruzhiya, which is Russian for “self-defense without weapons”.

It was developed by the Soviet Red Army to train soldiers in hand-to-hand combat.

The goal of each match, which lasts five minutes, is to take down your opponent or force them into submission.

Points are also awarded for successfully holding or locking your opponent.

If no-one submits during a match, the winner is decided by the number of points scored.



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