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The History of Polo
 

700 B.C.

Prinz Siawusch best Persian polo player under King Afrasiab.

335 - 330 B.C.

Letters between Darius II and Alexander the Great concerning polo.
224 - 664 A.D.
Sassan dynasty birth of polo in Persia.
618 - 907 A.D.
Birth of polo in China under the Tang dynasty.

712 i.sz

International match: Tibet vs. China.

826 A.D.

King Tsung and son murdered due to fixation with polo.

900 A.D.

Kaiser Alexander injured in Byzanz playing polo.

960 A.D.

Sung dynasty rebirth of polo in China.

1192

Polo becomes Samurai tradition.

1203

Polo taken to France by merchants from Constantinapole.

1402 - 1424

Polo played in Peking.

1830

Captain Pemberton sees polo played in Manipur.

1859

Polo Club Manipur estabilished by Lt. Sherer.

1869

Rules of polo compiled by E. Hartopp in English.

1869

First match in Aldershot 9th Lancers vs. 10th Hussars.

1898

First German polo club founded in Hamburg.

1908

Polo becomes an Olimpic sport.

1936

Olimpiad in Berlin - polo attracted more spectators than all other sport.

1975

Polo played in over 39 countries with 538 registered clubs.

1983

Foundation of International Polo Foundation Buenos Aires.

1993

Re-foundation of Budapest Polo Club.

1998

Opening of the new facilities in Etyek and establishing of La Estancia Polo Club.