Professional sports are related mostly with a lot of seriousness and competitiveness. Winning and losing can be called the major determinants of any sport with all of 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 expected to represent the spirit of sportsmanship by being respectful with their competitors as well as the sporting officials thereby reflecting the true nature in the sport being played.
However, this focused and serious world of professional sports is also a cauldron of several amusing incidents at the same time bringing making these haloed sports celebrities a lot more real. There has been a number of occasions where athletes or sports celebrities have been found saying dumb quotes that are enough to fill you with all your required dose of daily laughter each day. One does often ponder how does a mind which 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 range 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 a number of obstacles over land and water to win this event for the prize of a new cell phone and beer to the amount of the wifes weight!
Strangely enough, these funny sports have their own set of rules too. In case of the wife carrying competition, the wife must be more 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 yearly apple race is organized round the month of October each year. People really gather together to watch apples race down from the bridge at Hounville to the Houn river.
One of the craziest local sporting events could be the running of the bulls, held annually 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 draws in a huge crowd to this particular region every year and also a number of individuals do get critically injured and sometimes killed while participating in this game.
Everyone has heard of duck racing. But a rubber duck race that raises $1 million to the aid of local charities? The Singapore Duck race is certainly one such crazy annual event that involves 85,000 rubber ducks contesting against one another across the Singapore river. These ducks are first adopted by people and then thrown in the water. The first duck to go downstream is regarded as the winner. Duck races also take place in Britain. The Great British Duck Race is certainly one such event in the uk which takes place on the Thames River. The 2007 event broke the Singapore Duck Race record by racing 165,000 ducks over the River Thames.
Even though these events are showcased 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 is perhaps, easier to get a good laugh from seeing a goofy event like apple racing than taking notice of and following the supposedly funny drunken brawls of well-known sports celebrities which makes sports headlines.