NZ farmers eye sheep-shearing glory

Sheer determination on display to make competition of clipping fleece off live sheep an Olympic sport.

    The World Shearing Championships is set to be staged this week in New Zealand, where the race to properly clip woollen fleece off live sheep has long been considered a major competitive sport.

    It is such a popular event in the country that the union representing New Zealand's farmers and the government-funded Shearing Sports Federation are calling for sheep shearing to become an Olympic game.

    Andrew Thomas reports from Otago, New Zealand.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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