Different and Unusual Sports

Some are really cool, and some others, bizarre

Top 10 Unusual Sports – from Wonderlist – Link

  • Oil wrestling
  • Poohsticks
  • Bed racing
  • Zorbing
  • Extreme Ironing
  • Wife Carrying
  • World Gurning
  • Chess Boxing
  • Bossaball
  • Sports with No Clothes

Complete List of Unusual Sports – Link

  • Alternative Games — 35 unusual sports in one event.
  • Apple Race — where else but on the apple isle of Tasmania.
  • Ban’ei — a Japanese horse race which requires a draft horse to pull a weighted sled through sand.
  • Bathtubbing — going for a paddle in a bath
  • Botaoshi — a tough and crazy game like capture the flag played in Japan.
  • Beard & Moustache Championships — nice facial hair
  • Bed Racing — racing in your sleep.
  • Beer Mile — 4 drink mile
  • Beer Can Regatta — recycling empties.
  • Beer Crate Running (Kastenlauf) – carry your own refreshments
  • Beer Pong — combining drinking and ping pong
  • Beer Sculling — get it down fast. goanna pullingpig racing
  • Birdman Rallies — taking to th sky.
  • Bog Snorkeling — fancy some bog diving?
  • Bottle Kicking — teams try to move a small keg containing ale across fields to streams which are located one mile apart, moving it by any means possible.
  • Camel Wrestling — two male camels up against each other.
  • Cane Toad Racing — jump to it.
  • Canine Freestyle Dancing — doggy dancing.
  • Cheese Rolling — get yourself and the cheese to the bottom of a hill.
  • Chicken Fight — piggyback fighting in the water
  • Clog Cobbing — throwing a clog.
  • Coal Carrying Championship — only for those with a strong back.
  • Cockroach Racing — right there till the end
  • Conker Smashing — you have to be a nut.
  • Cornish Hurling — a variation of Mob Football played in Cornwall England using a silver ball.
  • Cotswold Olimpicks — a long running ancient games event
  • Cow Racing — moo too.
  • Dog Surfing — dogs are trained to surf on surfboards
  • Duck Race — thousands of rubber duckies in the river.
  • Dunny Derby — another meaning of the runs.
  • Dwarf throwing — why so grumpy?
  • Egg and Spoon Race — carry an egg on the spoon and cross the finish line as fast as possible
  • Egg Rolling — an Easter tradition where children push an egg through the grass with a long-handled spoon
  • Eton Wall Game — a bit like rugby union, the objective of the sport is to move the ball along a curved brick wall towards the opposing team’s goal.
  • Extreme Ironing — who said ironing is difficult?
  • Faceball — the objective is to simply throw an inflated ball at any part of the opponents head.
  • Ferret Legging — place a ferret down your pants for as long as possible
  • Finger Jousting — try and poke your opponent
  • Finger Wrestling — two men sit and face each other over a table and thread their fingers into a leather band
  • Fireball Soccer — football with a ball on fire
  • Goanna Pulling — a version of tug-of-war.
  • Goose Pulling — involves ripping the head off a goose
  • Gurning Contest — pull a face and win.
  • Haggis Hurling — throwing a haggis as far as possible for distance and accuracy
  • Hamster Racing — rodent races in miniature vehicles
  • Hairiest Back — who has the most hair on their back.
  • Haxey Hood — a kind of rugby game that allows unlimited players and a few rules
  • Hemp Olympics — oh man!
  • Henley on Todd Regatta — where did the water go?
  • Hide and Seek — classic children’s game in sport mode.
  • Hoover Ball — invented by President Herbert Hoover’s personal White House physician.
  • Hot Dog Eating Championships — don’t try this at home.
  • Jaffa Race — racing jaffa lollies down the world’s steepest street.
  • Jolleyball — a combination of volleyball and juggling
  • Juggling Triathlon — as it says, the sport is a combination of juggling and triathlon.
  • JumpRopeSprint — involves sprinting while jumping rope once per stride
  • Kaninhop — rabbit show jumping
  • Kibasen (“Cavalry Battle”) — a type of piggyback riding sport which is played in Japan by school children during their annual sports day.
  • Kissing Competitions — unusual events such as underwater and basketball kissing
  • Land Diving — dry land bungy jumping.
  • Lingerie Football — American Football played by women wearing lingerie as uniforms
  • Lizard Racing Championships — flat out like a lizard.
  • Makepung — racing buffalo competition from Bali.
  • Man vs. Horse Marathon — runners and horse riders compete against each other
  • Memory Sports — remember to try this
  • Marbles — don’t lose your marbles
  • Milk Carton Regatta — have you had your milk today?
  • Monster Truck Rallies — big wheels to get excited about
  • Moonrock Throwing — they go further on the moon
  • Mud Olympics — a range of sports for getting down and dirty – faster, higher and muddier!
  • Mud Wrestling — a women only wrestling sport, in mud while wearing only bikinis.
  • Naked Rugby — nude rugby international matches have been played in the cold south of New Zealand.
  • Nude Beach Olympics — held at the nudist section of Baker Beach San Francisco
  • Nude Olympics #1 — following the tradition of the ancient Games (Maslin Beach, SA).
  • Nude Olympics #2 — held in Queensland (then NSW), Australia.
  • Nude Sports — footloose and free, here a collection of sports played in the nude.
  • Orange Races — racing oranges down a hill .
  • Ostrich Racing — riding ostriches
  • Outhouse Racing — teams create their own outhouses and race them down the main street
  • Paper-Scissors-Rock World Championships
  • Pea Shooting — food fight
  • Pie Eating Contest — changes in gluttony
  • Pig Racing and Diving — pigs really can fly.
  • Pillow Fighting — a real-life semi-professional women-only sporting event
  • Pooh Sticks Championship — not so sticky game played by Pooh Bear.
  • Raft Racing — racing on the water in rafts
  • Real Ale Wobble and Ramble — the best way to enjoy a ride or walk – inebriated
  • Redneck Games — southern alternative to the Olympics including a host of unusual sports.
  • Redneck Skeet — a fun shooting sport in which beer cans are used as targets
  • Royal Shrovetide Football — all the village involved in this rugby type game.
  • Rossall Hockey — a unique form of hockey which is played only at Rossall School in England, combining elements of hockey and rugby. Think about it – rugby with sticks!
  • Running with the Bulls — mix it up with the bulls in Pamplona in Spain.
  • Running of the Nudes — alternative to the Pamplona bull run.
  • Rural Games — New Zealand event comprising a large range of unusual sports and games.
  • Scotland Island 500 — Sydney’s annual aquatic dog race
  • Scottish Highland Games — a traditional Scottish sporting event
  • Sheep Counting — puts you to sleep
  • Sheep Races — catch me if you can.
  • Shin Kicking — kicking battle.
  • Skipping Stones — the most skips or longest distance
  • Snail Races — exciting races with snails
  • Sporthocking — extreme stool tricks
  • Stinging Nettle Challenge — why would you eat something with the word ‘stinging’ in it?
  • Straw Race — carrying bales of straw
  • Tar Barrels — running on fire.
  • Three Sided Football — a variation of football in which three teams played instead of just two teams.
  • Thumb Wresting — two players use their thumbs to simulate fighting
  • Toe Wrestling — battle of the big toes.
  • Tombstoning — an extreme daredevil kind of an activity which involves diving into the sea from cliffs.
  • Tough Mudder — you need to be tough in this adventure obstacle race.
  • Tuk Tuk Polo — a variation of polo, in which players are on vehicles called tuk tuks.
  • Two-Handed Tennis — a variation of the popular game, a racket in each hand.
  • Ultimate Tazer Ball — involves players carrying a real taser gun and using it on opponents to gain possession of the ball.
  • Underwater Cycling — s a sport that involves riding a bicycle under water.
  • Unicycle Football — a variation of American football in which players move around the field using a unicycle
  • Uppies and Downies — a version of Medieval Football played in Workington in West Cumbria, with about 1000 players on each team who attempt to get the ball to the opposing team’s goal.
  • Vertical Soccer — played on the side of a billboard painted to resemble a miniature football field
  • Volcano Surfing — athletes ride downhill on slopes that are covered with volcano ash using a surfboard.
  • Wife Carrying Festival — all for beer.
  • Woolsack Races — carrying sacks of wool up and down a hill
  • Worm Charming — bring as many worms to the surface as you can
  • Yabbie Races — an Australian tradition.
  • Zorb Ball — rolling down the hill.

14 of the Most Unusual Sports Played around the World – Link

  • Ostrich Racing
  • Underwater Hockey
  • Toe Wrestling
  • Shovel racing
  • Sporthocking (also known as Extreme Sitting)
  • Elephant Polo
  • Cycleball
  • Sepak Takraw
  • Cheese Rolling
  • Dog surfing
  • Quidditch

Fun Loving Sports You have Never Heard Of – Link

  • Tuna tossing
  • Hot dog eating
  • Man vs. Horse Marathon
  • Toilet seat tossing
  • Seed spitting
  • Mud belly flops
  • Armpit serenades
  • Dumpster diving
  • Wheelbarrow racecourse

10 Unusual Sports You Have Likely Never Heard of – Link

  • Dog dancing
  • Street luge
  • Wood chopping
  • Buzkashi

10 Unique Sports You Won’t Believe Exist – Link

  • Hill cheese rolling
  • Bo Taoshi
  • Sepak Bola Api
  • Calcio fiorentino

10 Unusual Sports Worth Trying – Link

  • Boomerang throwing
  • Bog snorkelling
  • Basque pelota
  • Cycle polo
  • Underwater rugby
  • Beard and moustache growing

Very Interesting & Unique Sports – Link

  • Kaiju Big Battel
  • Cardboard tube duelling
  • Snow polo
  • Pig-n-Ford racing
  • Pillow fight league
  • Dog surfing
  • Pole push
  • Unicycle polo
  • Ultimate firefighter competition
  • Urban golf
  • Blind soccer
  • Tough guy
  • Windsor pumpkin regatta
  • Segway polo
  • Jousting

The Most Baffling Sports from around the World – Link

  • Shin kicking
  • Freestyle walking
  • Ferret Legging
  • Dwile flonking (Beer rag tossing)
  • Hornussen (Spastic Placard Flailing)
  • Skibobbing (suicide ski biking)
  • Camel wrestling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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