10 Weird Sports From Around The World


Weird Sport #8. Combining Brains And Brawn

If you’re looking for a sport that combines using your strength as well as intelligence, then chess boxing is for you. The sport is a combination of boxing and chess with the different games alternating after each round. A match between two individuals lasts up to eleven rounds, starting with a four minute chess round and followed by two minutes of boxing.

The sport is governed by the World Chess Boxing Organization whose motto is:

“Fighting is done in the ring and wars are waged on the board”

Source: World Chess Boxing Organization


Weird Sport #9. Finding Out Who's Faster: You Or Cheese

Cheese rolling is probably one of the simplest sports out there. From the top of hill, a round of Double Gloucester cheese is rolled and competitors chase after it. The first individual across the finish line at the bottom of the hill wins (the cheese of course).

Competitors aim to catch the rolling cheese but this rarely happens as it has a one second head start and can reach speeds up to 112 km/hr. In 1997, the cheese took a wrong turn down the hill and accidentally injured a spectator.

Source: Cheese Rolling


Weird Sport #10. Putting Testosterone To Good Use

Facial hair can certainly make a man more masculine, but a competition? The World Beard And Moustache Championships is a biennial competition where men show off their extraordinary beards and moustaches. Categories include Dali moustache, goatee and full beard freestyle.

If only the competitors played in rock bands.

Source: World Bear And Moustache Championships

Which one do you think is the weirdest sport? Are there any other weird sports you know of?

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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


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!!)

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


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 3, 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