10 Awkward Sports Events You Need to Know About

How much of a sports fan are you? Whether you love watching sports or even betting on it online on sites like Betway, we are sure you would always be game for some interesting sports trivia. Whether it be top tennis facts you didn’t know or football facts that might intrigue you, the sports world can be interesting.

You can take a step back from mainstream sports – there are other awkward sports events that are worth a mention too. Here is a look at some of them.

  1. Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake

An annual event held at Cooper’s Hill, this event sees participants coming in from all over the world. A ball of Double Gloucester cheese is rolled down a hill, and competitors chase after it to cross the finish line and win the cheese.

  1. Onbashira

This Japenese festival requires participants to ride down a hill sitting on top of a giant and heavy log. Held every six years, the event has two stages- Yamadashi and Satobiki. It is organized in the Lake Suwa area of Nagano in Japan.

  1. Wife Carrying Competition

With its origin in Finland, the event is organized every year. The male participants have to cross a 253.5 m course with their wives perched on their backs. Prizes include mobiles phone and lots of beer!

  1. Baby Olympics

The Bahrain Baby Games was put together by the Bahrain Olympic Committee in the year 2018. The purpose was to encourage more kids to motivate more kids to play sports. All the participants were aged less than five years.

  1. Bog Snorkeling

If you have been searching for the best Bog Snorkeling event in the world, you will find it every year along the Waen Rhydd Peat bog located near Llanwrtyd Wells in Wales. Participants have to race along a 60-yard bog trench.

  1. Camel Jumping

This athletic sport was devised in the deserts of Yemen. The catch is that this sport can be played, professionally or otherwise, only by the Zaraniq desert tribesmen. They have to clean jump over a group of stacked camels.

  1. Canine Freestyle Dancing

This dog sport can be traced back to dog talent shows. The dog and the owner must present a synchronized dance. It tests the obedience of the animal and its ability to hold dance positions.

  1. Finger Jousting

The participants have to hold hands as if they are arm wrestling and poke the opponent without letting it go. Julian Gluck introduced the World Finger Jousting Federation (WFJF) back in 2005.

  1. Running of the Bulls

If you want an adrenaline rush, then this annual running-of-the-bulls event held in Pamplona is the sport for you. The participants are chased by bulls for almost a kilometer.

  1. Sheep Counting

An Australian’s favorite, this game was first organized in 2006. As the sheep run past the ten competitors at break-neck speed, they have to count and try to estimate the actual number.

Which one are you interested in trying? Now that you know about the many sports events, do you want some of these to be included in betting sites like Betway too? Let us know in the comments below.

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