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10 Weird Sports From Around The World

Depending on an individual’s perspective, some sports outside professional leagues can be classified as weird. North Americans aren’t too fond of cricket and even a few South Americans haven’t even heard of hockey.

The following sports go beyond the boundaries of unusual sports when it comes to rules and equipment.

 

Weird Sport #1. The Ultimate Test: Man v.s. Horse

If you thought the sport had anything to do with strength, then you’re wrong. The annual Man Versus Horse Marathon requires stamina and agility. Taking place in the Welsh town of Llanwrtyd Wells, the marathon puts human contestants up against mounted horse contestants.

The event started in 1980, when a landlord decided to hold the event after hearing two men arguing about whether or not an individual could beat a horse in a cross country race.

Source: BBC News

 

Weird Sport #2. Where Love Is The Key To Success

First introduced in Finland, wife carrying is an actual sport where male competitors race while carrying a female teammate. The objective is for the male to carry the female through a special obstacle course in the fastest time. Major competitions are held in Sonkajarvi, Finland, Monona, Wisconsin and in Marquette, Michigan.

Talk about tough love.

Source: Sky News

 

Weird Sport #3. Going For A Different Kind Of Swim

Even though it does seem kind of gross, bog snorkelling is a sporting event where competitors swim in a water-filled trench cut through a peat bog. Competitors must wear snorkels and flippers and can only complete the course by swimming with their flippers and not using traditional swimming techniques.

The World Bog Snorkelling Championships take place every August Bank Holiday in a dense peat bog near Llanwrtyd Wells, in Wales.

Source: Bog Snorkelling Wales

 

Weird Sport #4. Putting Your Toe To Good Use

A popular activity for children, toe wrestling is now a competitive sport. The World Toe Wrestling Competition first started at a pub in Derbyshire, UK in 1976. Locals thought it would be a great idea to hold a competition where individuals lock toes together and force their opponent’s foot to the ground. The organizers applied in 1997 to get the sport included in the Olympics, but unfortunately, it was not accepted.

Source: BBC News

 


 
Comments
Jul 1, 2008
by Anonymous

hahaha the finns would

hahaha the finns would invent that one

Jul 5, 2008
by Anonymous

aahhaha In the same idea as

aahhaha

In the same idea as chess boxing, with some of my friends we invented, years ago, the baby slap. It s kinda babyfoot game (normal rules) but u can slap the opponent that would concentrate too much on the ball (and it does balances teams!!)
hehe

Oh btw i think u missed the Sepak Takraw (Kick Volleyball) wich is very popular in south east of asia.

Cheers
samumu

Jul 15, 2008
by Anonymous

What about VikingBall??

check it out at: www.vikingball.com

Nov 11, 2008
by Anonymous

thats funny

i wud neva let my husband carry me

Dec 2, 2008
by Anonymous

Sepak Takraw

Fistball has nothing on Sepak Takraw. Look it up on youtube.

Jan 21, 2009
by Anonymous

awesome site

awesome site

Jan 27, 2009
by Anonymous

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