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Last Updated: Sunday, 11 September 2005, 15:59 GMT 16:59 UK
Elephants trumpet their success
Elephant polo team
Sixteen countries took part in the elephant polo tournament
Scotland's national elephant polo team and reigning world champions have won an international competition for the second year running.

The team, Chivas Regal Scotland, scored a "golden goal" in extra time to win against the Thai favourites.

Scottish captain, the Duke of Argyll, said: "The team is ecstatic to have won our second King's Cup, one of the most amazing tournaments in the world."

Sixteen teams from across the world took part in the event in Thailand.

'Pretty special'

"With all the teams getting better and better each year, to be World Champions and holders of the King's Cup is pretty special.

"With so much success coming from Scotland, surely elephant polo must be an event at the 2012 Olympics."

The King's Cup which was held from 5-11 September was the first part of the newly created Chivas Life Series - a series of extraordinary events in inspiring places.

The tournament was raising money for the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre which helps care for 1500 wild and 2500 domesticated elephants.




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