Professional sports are associated mostly with plenty of seriousness and competitiveness. Winning and losing can be called the major determinants of any sport with all athletes vying for that winners spot. Not only do professional sports demand commitment and organization they are also categorized by their highly organized and skill driven nature. Sportsmen are required to represent the spirit of sportsmanship by being respectful of their competitors and of the sporting officials thereby highlighting the true nature in the sport being played.
However, this focused and serious arena of professional sports is also a cauldron of countless amusing incidents at the same time bringing making these haloed sports celebrities much more real. There has 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 each day. One does often ponder what makes a mind that is so channelized, so focused and so talented think of something that is incredibly and so utterly dumb!
Simultaneously there are some very funny sports contests that take place across the world. These bizarre activities can vary from a wife carrying competition for that prize of beer to duck racing to the world coal carrying championships. The wife carrying championship is 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 mobile phone and beer to the amount of the wifes weight!
Strangely enough, these funny sports have their set of rules as well. In the case of the wife carrying competition, the wife must be older than 17 years and must 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 yearly apple race is organized around the month of October each year. People really gather together to view apples race down from the bridge at Hounville to the Houn river.
Among the list of 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 folks running in front of a chasing bull throughout the Pamplonas narrow, winding lanes. This dangerous and crazy events draws in a huge crowd to this region each year and also a number of participants do get seriously injured and quite often killed while participating in the game.
Everyone has heard about duck racing. But a rubber duck race that raises $1 million for the aid of local charities? The Singapore Duck race is one such crazy yearly event which involves 85,000 rubber ducks contesting against each other over the Singapore river. These ducks are first adopted by people and after that thrown in the water. The 1st duck to travel downstream is considered the winner. Duck races also take place in the united kingdom. The Great British Duck Race is certainly one such event in Britain that takes place on the Thames River. The 2007 event broke the Singapore Duck Race record by racing 165,000 ducks over the River Thames.
Though these events are featured mostly in the local news, it is their popularity and simplicity which has made many of these funny sports famous and notable. At some level, it’s perhaps, easier to get a good laugh 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.