Category:Calva (sport)

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English: Calva is a traditional sport played in certain parts of Spain. It has roots going back to pre-Roman times, being developed by the Celtiberians who lived in the modern-day provinces of Ávila, Salamanca, and Zamora. It was a game for shepherds, who threw stones at bull's horns to entertain themselves. With the passing of time, the game was modified: a piece of wood (the calva) came to be substituted for the horn, and the stone was replaced with a cylinder of iron or steel (the marro). The name of calva was derived from the field in which the game came to be played, which was free of obstacles and rocks.
Español: La calva es un juego y un deporte tradicional que tiene su origen en las actuales provincias de Ávila, Salamanca, Zamora y Soria. Su práctica se remonta a la época de los vettones. Era jugado por pastores, quienes para entretenerse lanzaban una piedra a un cuerno de vaca. A medida que el tiempo fue pasando, el juego se modificaba: se sustituyó el cuerno por una pieza de madera (la calva) y la piedra por un cilindro de hierro o acero (el marro). El nombre de calva procede del lugar donde originalmente se practicaba, el calvero, terreno libre de maleza, piedras, etc., para lanzar mejor y que no se perdieran los utensilios.

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