Sports, as an activity, has been associated with a lot of seriousness, focus and dedication from the sportsman. Team sports and also individual sports share the same amount of dedication and determination involved, that being the essence of champions and champion teams. True sportsmanship is actually a quality that men and women, and not merely sportsmen, dream to possess on the playing field plus in their respective personal lives.
But sports cannot be consigned only to the serious. These athletes in a number of times are the butt of jokes for their antics, their remarkably funny quotes or some bizarre activities that makes for some seriously funny sports news. It truly is remarkable to observe a mind that is normally so strong, focused and channelized within the field just loose itself once off it. Sports news and various entertainment providers have got a field day airing these events and we, as viewers enjoy watching them.
Funny sports news does not just involve these funny antics but extends to some hilarious and sometimes bizarre sports competitions. There are numerous news providers who uncover these seriously funny sports competitions and bring it to their viewers.
The Finnish people take their beer very seriously and in what way! They’ve already come up with a festival that is a walking competition that has a twist. The all male players have to cover a 253.5m long course covered with obstacles over land and water while carrying their wife on their own back!! The winner gets a cellphone and most importantly, the equivalent of his wifes weight in beer!
The participants have to be careful of dropping or bouncing the wife as that includes a fine. Traditionally the participants had to be married to the woman, but in modern times any suitable female can do provided she is above 17 years of age and weighs over 49 kg.
For the person in search of some action head to Pamplona in Spain for their annual event, the Running with the Bulls! This sport involves a bull pursuing the multitude of participants through the narrow lanes of Pamplona for nearly a kilometer. The chase ends eventually in the bullring in which the bulls are left to fend for themselves. Every year the crowds go crazy throughout this event leading to some seriously funny moments.
For the compassionate that feel a little revolted because of the gory nature of the Running of the Bulls event comes a compassionate alternative. The Festival of San Fermin is commemorated each year with the thrilling Running with the Nudes events. Quite like the Running of the Bulls, this event too demands people running in the winding streets of Pamplona; the only catch is that they are completely naked! An appropriate reply, one can say, towards the barbarity involved in bullfights.
A boat race could hardly be called funny. But not the Henley on Todd Regatta, a yearly sports event held in Alice Springs. The Alice Springs version of the very English Henley on Thames regatta involves boating alright, but over a dry river bed. This is so as Alice Springs lacks the active water body as it is very close to Central Australia. This seriously funny sports event has been in the news due to its large boats that have no bottom and sees the participants making a mad dash for the finish line running inside these hollow boats.