Sports, as an activity, has always been associated with a lot of seriousness, focus and dedication with the sportsman. Team sports as well as individual sports have the same amount of dedication and determination involved, that being the essence of champions and champion teams. True sportsmanship is actually a quality that men and women, and not just sportsmen, aspire to possess on the playing field plus in their respective personal lives.
But sports cannot be relegated only to the serious. These sportsmen in a number of times are the butt of jokes for their antics, their amazingly funny quotes or some bizarre activities which makes for quite a few seriously funny sports news. It is amazing to observe a mind that is normally so strong, focused and channelized within the field just loose itself once off it. Sports news and various entertainment providers have a field day broadcasting these events and then we, as audiences have a good time watching them.
Funny sports news will not just involve these funny antics but extends to some hilarious and quite often bizarre sports competitions. There are some news providers who uncover these seriously funny sports competitions and bring it to their viewers.
The Finnish people take their beer very seriously and how! They have come up with a festival that is a walking competition with a twist. The all male players 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 cellphone and even more importantly, the equivalent of his wifes weight in beer!
The participants have to be careful of dropping or bouncing the wife as that features a fine. Traditionally the participants had to be married to the woman, but in recent 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 some action head over to Pamplona in Spain for their annual event, the Running of the Bulls! This sport involves a bull pursuing the vast number of participants through the narrow lanes of Pamplona for up to a kilometer. The chase ends finally inside the bullring where the bulls are left to fend for themselves. Each and every year the crowds go crazy throughout this event leading to some really funny moments.
For the compassionate who do feel a little revolted by the gory nature with the Running of the Bulls event comes a compassionate alternative. The Festival of San Fermin is commemorated each year with the thrilling Running with 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 naked! A fitting reply, someone can say, for the barbarity involved in bullfights.
A boat race could hardly be called funny. However, not the Henley on Todd Regatta, an annual sports event held in Alice Springs. The Alice Springs version of the very English Henley on Thames regatta involves boating all right, but on a dry river bed. That 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 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.