Belize’s Pok Ta Pok Team Dubbed Champion in Mexico

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Updated: April 18, 2017

Love News has featured several athletic teams which have competed in regional tournaments. We have reported on basketball, volleyball, football and even karate teams that have competed in regional tournaments. But we have never featured a Pok Ta Pok Team. Pok Ta Pok is the ancient Mayan ball game- a ceremony that reenacts the Maya “creation” theme within a sacrificial ceremony of confrontation between good and evil. Belize has a Pok Ta Pok team and its members all hail from the Village of Yo Creek in Orange Walk. The team recently journeyed to Mexico City to participate in a regional tournament. The team, Ek Balam, defeated the Mexican team and they are now the reigning champs. Here is that story.