Sports, as being an activity, has been connected with a lot of seriousness, focus and dedication from the sportsman. Team sports as well as individual sports share the same degree of dedication and determination involved, that being the essence of champions and champion teams. True sportsmanship is a quality that people, and not just sportsmen, aspire to possess on the playing field as well as in their respective personal lives.
But sports cannot be relegated merely to the serious. These athletes in a number of times are the butt of jokes for their antics, their amazingly funny quotes or some peculiar activities that makes for quite a few really funny sports news. It is amazing 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 got a field day airing these events and we, as viewers enjoy watching them.
Funny sports news will not just involve these funny antics but reaches up to some hilarious and sometimes bizarre sports competitions. There are numerous news providers who uncover these seriously funny sports competitions and bring these to their viewers.
The Finnish people take their beer very seriously and in what way! They have come up with a festival that is a walking competition that has a twist. The all male participants have got to cover a 253.5m long course covered with obstacles over land and water while carrying their wife on their back!! The winner gets a mobile phone and most importantly, the equivalent of his wifes weight in beer!
The participants ought to be careful of dropping or bouncing the wife as that includes a fine. Historically the participants had to be married to the woman, however in modern times any suitable female can do provided she is above 17 years of age and weighs more than 49 kg.
For the person in search of action head over to Pamplona in Spain for 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 eventually in the bullring where the bulls are left to fend for themselves. Each and every year the crowds go crazy during this event ultimately causing some seriously funny moments.
For the compassionate who do feel a little bit revolted because of the gory nature with the Running with the Bulls event comes a compassionate alternative. The Festival of San Fermin is commemorated each year with the thrilling Running of the Nudes events. Quite like the Running with the Bulls, this event too demands people running in the winding streets of Pamplona; the sole catch is that they are completely nude! A fitting reply, one can say, for the barbarity involved in bullfights.
A boat race would not be called funny. But not the Henley on Todd Regatta, a yearly sports event held in Alice Springs. The Alice Springs version of the very English Henley on Thames regatta involves boating alright, but on a dry river bed. This 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 in the news for its large boats that have no bottom and sees the participants making a mad dash for the finish line running inside these hollow boats.