Professional sports are associated mostly with a lot of seriousness and competitiveness. Winning and losing could be called the major determinants of any sport with all athletes competing for that winners spot. Not only do professional sports require commitment and organization they’re also categorized by their highly organized and skill driven nature. Sportsmen are required to represent the spirit of sportsmanship by being respectful with their competitors as well as the sporting officials thereby reflecting the actual nature of the sport being played.
On the other hand, this focused and serious arena of professional sports can also be a cauldron of countless amusing incidents as well bringing making these haloed sports celebrities a lot more real. There have been a number of occasions where athletes or sports celebrities have been discovered saying dumb quotes which are enough to fill you with your required dose of daily laughter every day. One does often ponder how does a mind which is so channelized, so focused and so talented think of a thing that is incredibly and so utterly dumb!
Simultaneously there are some very funny sports contests that occur across the world. These bizarre activities can vary from a wife carrying competition for the prize of beer to duck racing to the world coal carrying championships. The wife carrying championship is usually an annual event held in Finland within the month of July. The winner has to cover numerous obstacles over land and water to win this event for the prize of a new cell phone and beer for the quantity of the wifes weight!
Strangely enough, these funny sports have their set of rules too. In case of the wife carrying competition, the wife should be older than 17 years and should weigh over 49kgs. Dropping the wife or bouncing the wife does add a fine and having fun tops the charts! Funny set of rules
In Tasmania, the annual apple race is organized around the month of October each year. People actually gather together to view apples race down from the bridge at Hounville into the Houn river.
One of the craziest local sports entertainment could be the running of the bulls, held every year in Pamplona in Spain. The chase lasts almost a kilometer with people running in front of a chasing bull throughout the Pamplonas narrow, winding lanes. This risky and crazy events attracts a huge crowd to this particular region every year and also a number of individuals do get critically injured and quite often killed while participating in the game.
Everybody has heard about duck racing. But a rubber duck race that raises $1 million to the aid of local charities? The Singapore Duck race is one such crazy annual event that involves 85,000 rubber ducks contesting against each other over the Singapore river. These ducks are initially adopted by people and after that placed into the water. The 1st duck to go downstream is regarded as the winner. Duck races also take place in Britain. The Great British Duck Race is one such event in Britain that takes place on the Thames River. The 2007 event smashed the Singapore Duck Race record by racing 165,000 ducks over the River Thames.
Though these events are showcased mostly in the local news, it is their popularity and simplicity that has made many of these funny sports famous and notable. At some level, it is perhaps, better to get a good chuckle from seeing a silly event like apple racing than taking notice of and following the supposedly funny drunken brawls of famous sports celebrities which makes sports headlines.