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Quidditch World Cup

When does a completely fictional, totally made up from scratch, not even real game become a legitimate sport? How about when it's played on 400 college campuses and holds its fourth World Cup? Vaguely combining bits of rugby, field hockey, steeplechase, and large amounts of whimsey, Quidditch was created in J.K. Rowling's fictional world of the Harry Potter children's novels. Here on earth it was first played by Middlebury College students, who didn't let the fact that they couldn't actually fly keep them from straddling broomsticks. Below is a small sampling of pictures from the 4th Quidditch World Cup held in New York's DeWiitt Clinton Park November 13-14. ( 10 photos total)

A young spectator rides a "magic broom" during a quidditch match, Harry Potter's magical and fictional game, during the 4th Quidditch World Cup in New York November 13. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Quidditch players from McGill University and Villanova University compete November 13. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images) #

A spectator cheers on her team November 13. 46 teams entered the Quidditch World Cup.(EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images) #

Competitors warm up before a match. Over 700 players participated. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images) #

A Stony Brook University seeker (right) attempts to catch McGill University's Chelsea Gilliam November 13. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) #

Villanova players watch from the sidelines as their team takes on McGill November 13. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images) #

A Villanova player waits for the start of play November 13. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images) #

A player brandishes his broom before his team's match November 13. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images) #

Spectators enjoy the matches at DeWitt Clinton Park November 13. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images) #

Players from the University of Pittsburgh celebrate after winning a match. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images) #



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I'd just like to request that this BECOME AN OLYMPIC EVENT IMMEDIATELY.

Posted by sc November 17, 10 09:56 AM
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Nerd alert. Nerd alert. Seriously, what purpose does running with the broom between your legs serve? I get that they fly on brooms in the books. But these kids are on the ground.

Posted by Rob C. November 19, 10 04:30 PM
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are you serious? how lame is this?

Posted by nellie November 19, 10 04:42 PM
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PLEASE !!!
NO F** WAY , WHO IS THE GENIUS THAT MAKE IT UP WITH THIS AMAZING IDEIA .

THEY ARE DES***ACE OF THE HUMANITY .

Posted by LEx November 19, 10 05:07 PM
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PLEASE !!!
NO F** WAY , WHO IS THE GENIUS THAT MAKE IT UP WITH THIS AMAZING IDEIA .

THEY ARE DES***ACE OF THE HUMANITY .

Posted by LEx November 19, 10 05:14 PM
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Seconded

Posted by Cujo November 20, 10 12:45 AM
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stupid game....stupidity imitating fiction...

Posted by pends November 20, 10 02:48 AM
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the old saying goes...
Do not run with a stick between you legs...

Posted by yip144 November 22, 10 03:59 AM
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30.000 years of evolution to come to that...

Posted by Francois November 22, 10 09:52 AM
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this is the most retarted game ever i thought rugby was stupid

Posted by patrick November 24, 10 12:47 PM
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