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Big Swiss wrestling competition (and Yodel!) in Anieres, Geneva

The Swiss wrestling competition will take place on 12th and 13th May. This is the most popular sport in Switzerland (yes, before skiing!), but you don't have to like wrestling to enjoy all the folklore around it: the flag throwers, the Alpine horn players and of course the yodlers will be out there performing around Anières (Left Bank of Lake Geneva, plenty of buses from Rive). On Sunday 13th between 11.00 and 4.00 pm, your humble yodelling fellow EFer will be performing with his yodel choir. Come and enjoy a beer or glass of wine and wave hello. Yo ho lo u o!
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Re: Big Swiss wrestling competition (and Yodel!) in Anieres, Geneva

Any specific spot in Anieres? It seems a a largish place on Maps..
Are there tickets?
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Re: Big Swiss wrestling competition (and Yodel!) in Anieres, Geneva

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Any specific spot in Anieres? It seems a a largish place on Maps..
Are there tickets?


66 rue central, I think in and around all the various school buildings (the wrestling is obviously outside). Free entry.


I forgot to say that for dog lovers there'll be St Bernard dogs on show.
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Re: Big Swiss wrestling competition (and Yodel!) in Anieres, Geneva

https://www.lutte-suisse-geneve.ch/l...onale/a-propos


If you click on "livret de fête", this is a detailed programme with a detailed map towards the last 5 pages.
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The Swiss wrestling competition will take place on 12th and 13th May. This is the most popular sport in Switzerland (yes, before skiing!)
No way, it can't be. LOL. Where did you get that info that it is the most popular sport?
You're sure you don't mean most traditional?
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No way, it can't be. LOL. Where did you get that info that it is the most popular sport?
You're sure you don't mean most traditional?


It's one of the official answers to the revision guide for Swiss naturalisation...so must be true!
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Re: Big Swiss wrestling competition (and Yodel!) in Anieres, Geneva

And if you look at how full that stadium was last year (250.000 spectators over the 3 days), this is impressive...I should know, I was not wrestling but yodelling right in the middle of it!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yL1DnngbAQ
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Re: Big Swiss wrestling competition (and Yodel!) in Anieres, Geneva

Do you know which is the closest bus stop to there?
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Re: Big Swiss wrestling competition (and Yodel!) in Anieres, Geneva

It's tomorrow and it looks like the rain will hold till late afternoon...but 11C, for once I'll welcome the warmth of my "Tracht"
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Re: Big Swiss wrestling competition (and Yodel!) in Anieres, Geneva

As I stood there all day in the miserable weather trying to spot the odd EF member who'd come to show a bit of support, I realised I was quite alone...not even a Scot in sight!
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As I stood there all day in the miserable weather trying to spot the odd EF member who'd come to show a bit of support, I realised I was quite alone...not even a Scot in sight!
Awww, sorry.
Did it turn into mud wrestling then?
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As I stood there all day in the miserable weather trying to spot the odd EF member who'd come to show a bit of support, I realised I was quite alone...not even a Scot in sight!
I really wanted to come but i was stuck at work until late
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Re: Big Swiss wrestling competition (and Yodel!) in Anieres, Geneva

The wrestling was in "my village" last year.. It was superb..

The winner won a calf - yes a real baby cow. And they had a pretty girls contest - have you ever seen the episode of 'father ted' ? It was just like that..

Loads of beer, fighting and girls. Reminded me of home.
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Re: Big Swiss wrestling competition (and Yodel!) in Anieres, Geneva

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkzQc_4omMk
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I really wanted to come but i was stuck at work until late


On a Sunday?
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It's tomorrow and it looks like the rain will hold till late afternoon...but 11C, for once I'll welcome the warmth of my [COLOR="black"]"Tracht"[/COLOR]
Are you a girl ?
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On a Sunday?
Some people work on Sundays as well you know. Even in Geneva 😛
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