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Bovine sports are sports that involve cattle, commonly a bull, ox, steer, cow or calf.
- 1 American rodeo
- 2 Asian water buffalo festivals
- 3 Basque oxen trials
- 4 Bovine bingo
- 5 Bull-baiting
- 6 Bullfighting
- 7 Bull wrestling
- 8 Bull-leaping
- 9 Cantabrian bovine dragging
- 10 Chilean rodeo
- 11 Okinawan bullfighting
- 12 Indian rodeo
- 13 Running of the bulls
- 14 Spanish bullfighting
- 15 Swiss cow fighting
- 16 Tamil bull baiting
Asian water buffalo festivals
Basque oxen trials
The idi probak (Basque for "oxen tests") is the most popular form of the Basque dragging games. It involves oxen, usually a pair, dragging a rock from one side of a quare to another.
Bovine bingo is usually a fundraising event where a bovine is placed in a clean pen taped off with labeled squares. People bet on which square the animal will defecate in, and the winner(s) who select the correct square(s) collect the prize money or other awards. This is generally used as a small-scale fundraiser or novelty event at agricultural fairs and similar places.
Bull-leaping is an ancient sport depicted in Bronze Age art. It is often interpreted as a ritual performed in connection with bull worship and consists of acrobatic leaps over a bull.
Cantabrian bovine dragging
The concurso de arrastre (Spanish for "dragging test") is a pulling game where oxen or cows drag a weight. It is also known as tiru güeis, tira bueis (Cantabrian for "oxen pulling"), arrastre de narras, arrastre de basnas ("sleigh dragging"), arrastre de piedra ("stone dragging") or simply arrastre ("dragging").
Chilean rodeo has been the national sport of Chile since 1962. It is different from the rodeo found in North America. In Chilean rodeo, a team consisting of two riders and two horses ride laps around an arena trying to stop a calf, pinning him against massive cushions.
Indian rodeo is a rodeo subculture of Native American/First Nations rodeo performers
Running of the bulls
Swiss cow fighting
Swiss cow fighting involves contestes between cows.
Tamil bull baiting
In Jallikattu, one or more bulls are let loose in an open space. Bare handed participants then try to wrestle the bull by its horns.