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 competing for the 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 of their competitors as well as the sporting officials thereby reflecting the actual nature of the sport being played.
On the other hand, this focused and serious arena of professional sports is also a cauldron of several amusing incidents as well bringing making these haloed sports celebrities a lot more real. There has been a number of occasions where athletes or sports celebrities have been discovered announcing dumb quotes which are enough to fill you with all your required dose of daily laughter every day. One does often wonder what makes a mind that is so channelized, so focused and so talented come up with something that is incredibly 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 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 cell phone and beer to the amount of the wifes weight!
Oddly, these funny sports have their set of regulations too. In the case of the wife carrying competition, the wife must be more than 17 years and must 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 each year. People really gather together to watch apples race down from the bridge at Hounville into 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 nearly a kilometer with people running ahead of a chasing bull through the Pamplonas narrow, winding lanes. This risky and crazy events attracts a massive crowd to this particular region every year and also a number of individuals get critically injured and sometimes killed while taking part in this game.
Everybody has heard of 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 one another over the Singapore river. These ducks are initially adopted by people and then placed into 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 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.
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 notable. At some level, it is perhaps, easier to get a good laugh from seeing a silly event like apple racing than taking notice of and pursuing the supposedly funny drunken brawls of well-known sports celebrities which makes sports headlines.