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(HaberTürk Newspaper, 27 January 2016)
Add a couple more rings and it'll become an Olympic sport.
The Adana municipality has hosted Turkey's first international
'Quidditch Cup' tournament. The game gets its name from one
played in the Harry Potter series.
Growing rapidly around the world, they say...
Ten teams participated in the Adana tournament, with representatives
from Norway and France, along with teams from ODTÜ (Middle East
Technical University, Ankara), Boğaziçi University in Istanbul,
Bilkent and Hacettepe Uninversities in Ankara, and from Uludağ
(Bursa) and Uşak universities.
Legendary 'Michael Jordan' of Quidditch.
The ODTÜ Unicorns took the championship, with Norway second
and the ODTÜ Hippogriffs third. Hacettepe came in fourth. Fahri
Durukan, the head of the Adana Municipality Youth and Sports
office, expressed his pleasure at being able to host the sport of
quidditch, which is spreading rapidly around the world (!).
The real-world name for the game that was played in the Harry
Potter series is Muggle Quidditch. In Harry Potter, 'muggle'
refers to people who do not have magical powers. There are 7
players on each team and four positions. At most, 4 players can
be of the same sex. Each team has three rings of various heights
and the aim is to get the 'quaffle' (ball) through these rings to