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Unique Sports from around the world
February 1st, 2019 by admin

People might look blankly at you when you mention floorball, but it’s massive compared to some of the niche, unique sporting events that take place around the world. All across the globe, there are any number of quirky events played by a handful of devotees.

 

 

You can’t get much more exclusive than the Eton Wall Game, played between pupils of Eton School, in which two teams to compete to shove a ball to opposing lengths of a wall. You don’t get much quirkier than a game where goals are scored on average once every ten years.

But, seeing as most of us are highly unlikely ever to go to Eton, you may want to try your hand at the world wife-carrying championships instead. HeldĀ  every year in Finland, the clue’s in the name: competitors carry their wives over an obstacle course, with the winner getting his wife’s weight in beer.

But seeing as there are now copycat events, possibly that’s just not obscure enough. If you want a truly unusual sport, try Afghanistan’s national sport, Buzkashi, in which two teams of men on horseback play what can only be described as a bloodier version of polo. Whilst the objective is pretty straightforward: get the ball in the goal, the ball itself is what makes this unusual, as it’s the carcass of a goat.

If you like your unusual sports a spot less carcass-y, then maybe bog snorkelling is for you. The World Championships, held every year in Llanwrtyd Wells, in Wales, people compete to finish the course, a trench cut through a peat bog using snorkel and flippers alone. There truly is a sport out there for everyone.


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