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Quidditch World Cup Comes to NYC

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    Quidditch World Cup Comes to NYC

    Quidditch is not just a game played in the imaginary world of Harry Potter.

    It's actually a global sporting event, or at least a national one, and this year the World Cup (IV) is being played right here in New York City.  Thousands of competitors descended on Dewitt Clinton Park Saturday, broomsticks between legs and batting a winged ball.

    The founding body is an official nonprofit organization whose goal, per their website, is to "promote Quidditch as a new sport and lead outreach programs to increase athletic participation among children and young adults" and, of course, "to bring magic to communities."