Professional sports are related mostly with plenty 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 require 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 as well as the sporting officials thereby reflecting the true nature of the sport being played.
However, this focused and serious world of professional sports is also a cauldron of countless amusing incidents at the same time bringing making these haloed sports celebrities a lot more real. There has been a number of instances where athletes or sports celebrities have been found announcing dumb quotes that are enough to fill you with your required dose of daily laughter every day. One does often wonder how does a mind that is so channelized, so focused and so talented think of something that is amazingly and so utterly dumb!
Simultaneously there are some very funny sports contests that occur across the world. These bizarre activities can range from the wife carrying competition for the 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 needs to cover numerous obstacles over land and water to win this event for the prize of a new cell phone and beer for 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 should be older than 17 years and should weigh over 49kgs. Dropping the wife or bouncing the wife does include a fine and having fun tops the charts! Funny set of rules
In Tasmania, the annual apple race is organized round the month of October every year. People actually gather together to view apples race down from the bridge at Hounville into the Houn river.
Among the list of craziest local sporting events could be the running of the bulls, held every year in Pamplona in Spain. The chase lasts nearly 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.
Everyone 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 certainly 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 into the water. The first duck to travel downstream is considered the winner. Duck races also occur in the united kingdom. The Great British Duck Race is one such event in the uk which 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 which has made most of these funny sports famous and noteworthy. At some level, it is perhaps, easier to get a good chuckle from seeing a silly event like apple racing than taking notice of and pursuing the supposedly funny drunken brawls of famous sports celebrities which makes sports headlines.