Another sport with a considerable tradition:
tug of war as a competitive match of strength between two teams
was practiced as early as 500 B.C. by Greek athletes.
It was also considered an ideal physical training
and a perfect workout as basis for many other sports.
Nowadays, while still being a sport of almost unequalled
simplicity in terms of its object and governing rules,
tug of war competitions are staged outdoors and indoors.
The 'pulling' in men's and women's divisions
is classified based on the total body weight of the eight athletes
on each of the two opposing teams,
ensuring that they are evenly matched in that respect.