Sports, as being an activity, has been connected with a great deal of seriousness, focus and dedication from the sportsman. Team sports as well as 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 people, and not merely sportsmen, aspire to possess on the field plus in their respective personal lives.
But sports cannot be relegated only to the serious. These sportsmen at a number of times are the butt of jokes for their antics, their amazingly funny quotes or some bizarre activities that makes for some seriously funny sports news. It is remarkable to watch a mind that is normally so strong, focused and channelized on the field just loose itself once off it. Sports news and other entertainment providers have got a field day broadcasting these events and we, as viewers enjoy watching them.
Funny sports news does not just involve these funny antics but extends to some hilarious and sometimes bizarre sports competitions. There are some news providers who track down these seriously funny sports competitions and bring these to their viewers.
The Finnish people take their beer seriously and in what way! They’ve already come up with a festival which 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 own back!! The winner gets a mobile phone and even more 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. Traditionally the participants would have to be married to the woman, however in modern 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 over to Pamplona in Spain for their annual event, the Running of the Bulls! This sport involves a bull chasing the multitude of participants through the narrow lanes of Pamplona for nearly a kilometer. The chase ends eventually in the bullring where the bulls are left to look after themselves. Each and every year the crowds go crazy during this event ultimately causing some seriously funny moments.
For the compassionate that feel a little revolted because of the gory nature of the Running of the Bulls event comes a compassionate alternative. The Festival of San Fermin is commemorated on a yearly basis with the thrilling Running of the Nudes events. Quite similar to the Running of the Bulls, this event too demands people running in the winding streets of Pamplona; the only catch is that they are completely nude! A fitting reply, one can say, towards the barbarity involved in bullfights.
A boat race could hardly be called funny. But not the Henley on Todd Regatta, a yearly sports event held in Alice Springs. The Alice Springs version of the extremely English Henley on Thames regatta involves boating alright, but over a dry river bed. This is so as Alice Springs has no active water body as it is very near Central Australia. This seriously funny sports event has been doing news due to its large boats that contain no bottom and sees the participants generating a mad dash to the finish line running inside these hollow boats.