Professional sports are associated mostly with a lot of seriousness and competitiveness. Winning and losing can be called the major determinants of any sport with all athletes competing 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 with their competitors and of the sporting officials thereby highlighting the actual nature of the sport being played.
However, this focused and serious arena of professional sports is also a cauldron of several amusing incidents as well bringing making these haloed sports celebrities much more real. There has been several instances where athletes or sports celebrities have been found announcing dumb quotes which are enough to fill you with all your required dose of daily laughter every day. One does often ponder how does a mind that is so channelized, so focused and so talented come up with 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 vary from a 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 in 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 own list of regulations too. In the case of the wife carrying competition, the wife should be more 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 round the month of October each 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 ahead of a chasing bull through the Pamplonas narrow, winding lanes. This dangerous and crazy events draws in a massive crowd to this particular region every year and also a number of participants get seriously injured and quite often killed while taking part in the game.
Everyone 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 that involves 85,000 rubber ducks contesting against each other across the Singapore river. These ducks are first adopted by people and after that placed into the water. The first duck to travel downstream is regarded as the winner. Duck races also take place in the united kingdom. 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 featured mostly in the local news, it is their popularity and simplicity that has made many of these funny sports famous and noteworthy. At some level, it is perhaps, better to get a good laugh from seeing a goofy event like apple racing than taking notice of and pursuing the supposedly funny drunken brawls of famous sports celebrities that makes sports headlines.