Sports, as an activity, has been connected with a lot of seriousness, focus and dedication with 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 a quality that men and women, and not merely sportsmen, dream to possess on the playing field as well as in their respective personal lives.
But sports should not be relegated merely to the serious. These sportsmen in a number of times are the butt of jokes for their antics, their remarkably funny quotes or some peculiar activities which makes for some really funny sports news. It truly is remarkable to observe a mind that is normally so strong, focused and channelized on the field just loose itself once off it. Sports news and various entertainment providers have a field day airing these events and then we, as audiences have a good time watching them.
Funny sports news does not just consist of these funny antics but extends to some hilarious and sometimes bizarre sports competitions. There are some news providers who uncover these seriously funny sports competitions and bring it to their viewers.
The Finnish people take their beer seriously and in what way! They have developed a festival which is a walking competition that has a twist. The all male players have got to cover a 253.5m long course covered with obstacles over land and water while carrying their wife on their back!! The victorious one gets a mobile phone and even more 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. Historically the participants would have to be married to the woman, but in recent times any suitable female will do provided she is above 17 years old and weighs more than 49 kg.
For the person in search of action head to Pamplona in Spain because of their annual event, the Running with the Bulls! This sport involves a bull chasing the multitude of participants in the narrow lanes of Pamplona for up to a kilometer. The chase ends finally inside the bullring in which the bulls are left to fend for themselves. Every year the crowds go crazy throughout this event leading to some really funny moments.
For the compassionate that feel a little bit revolted by the gory nature with the Running with the Bulls event comes a compassionate alternative. The Festival of San Fermin is commemorated on a yearly basis with the thrilling Running with the Nudes events. Quite similar to the Running with the Bulls, this event too demands people running in the twisting streets of Pamplona; the sole catch is they are completely nude! An appropriate reply, someone can say, for the barbarity involved in bullfights.
A boat race would not be called funny. But not the Henley on Todd Regatta, an annual sports event held in Alice Springs. The Alice Springs version of the extremely English Henley on Thames regatta involves boating alright, but on a dry river bed. That is so as Alice Springs has no active water body since it is very close to Central Australia. This seriously funny sports event has been doing 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.