Tim Veekhoven and Sander de Lange return to The Official Star Wars Blog and show us that in the Star Wars galaxy, sport is every bit as important as it is here on earth.
The Galactic Games were one of the most famous sport events in the entire universe. They were organized on a different planet every seven years during the time of the Galactic Republic. The games included a lot of different contests and planets from all regions in the galaxy participated in different teams. The Galactic Games Council was so influential that they even succeeded to make betting on the games illegal. The first Galactic Games were held around 100 BBY to promote peace through sport. In 26 BBY Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi were among the Jedi assigned to keep the peace during the games when they were held on Euceron. From the moment Emperor Palpatine’s New Order replaced the Galactic Republic, the games have become known as the Imperial Games.