Silver / 2019 / Press / Sports

The Lelo

  • Prize
    Silver in Press/Sports
  • Company
    Guido Caltabiano Photography
  • Photographer
    Guido Caltabiano

A combination of rugby and wrestling, no rules, no time limit and number of players. 16 kilograms of ball filled with sand and red wine. Two teams challenge each other on the day of Orthodox Easter on a 200 square meter field bordered by two streams. A gunshot marks the start of the game and the first launch is entrusted to the village priest. The game ends when a team manages to get the ball over the stream belonging to the team. At the end of the game the winning team goes to the cemetery to place the ball on the grave of one of the last dead players. Lelo means "get something by force".