Funny sports that make news from across the world

Professional sports are related mostly with a lot of seriousness and competitiveness. Winning and losing can be called the major determinants of any sport with all of athletes competing for the winners spot. Not only do professional sports require commitment and organization they are also categorized by their highly organized and skill driven nature. Sportsmen are expected to represent the spirit of sportsmanship by being respectful of their competitors as well as the sporting officials thereby reflecting the true nature of the sport being played.

However, this focused and serious arena of professional sports can also be a cauldron of countless funny incidents as well bringing making these haloed sports celebrities a lot more real. There has been a number of occasions where athletes or sports celebrities have been discovered announcing dumb quotes which are enough to fill you with all your required dose of daily laughter every day. One does often ponder how does a mind which is so channelized, so focused and so talented think of something that is amazingly and so utterly dumb!

Simultaneously there are several very funny sports contests that occur around the globe. These bizarre activities can range from a wife carrying competition for that prize of beer to duck racing to the world coal carrying championships. The wife carrying championship is usually an annual event held in Finland within the month of July. The winner needs to cover a number of obstacles over land and water to win this event for the prize of a new cell phone and beer for the amount of the wifes weight!

Oddly, these funny sports have their own set of rules as well. In case of the wife carrying competition, the wife should be older than 17 years and should weigh over 49kgs. Dropping the wife or bouncing the wife does include a fine and having fun tops the charts! Funny set of rules

In Tasmania, the yearly apple race is organized around the month of October every year. People actually gather together to view apples race down from the bridge at Hounville to the Houn river.

One of the craziest local sporting events could be the running of the bulls, held annually in Pamplona in Spain. The chase lasts nearly a kilometer with people running ahead of a chasing bull through the Pamplonas narrow, winding lanes. This risky and crazy events draws in a massive crowd to this region each year and a number of participants do get seriously injured and sometimes killed while taking part in the game.

Everybody has heard about duck racing. But a rubber duck race that raises $1 million for the aid of local charities? The Singapore Duck race is certainly one such crazy yearly event which involves 85,000 rubber ducks contesting against one another across the Singapore river. These ducks are first adopted by people and after that placed in the water. The 1st duck to go downstream is considered the winner. Duck races also occur in the united kingdom. The Great British Duck Race is certainly one such event in Britain that takes place on the Thames River. The 2007 event broke the Singapore Duck Race record by racing 165,000 ducks across the River Thames.

Though these events are featured mostly in the local news, it is their popularity and simplicity that has made most of these funny sports famous and noteworthy. At some level, it is perhaps, easier to get a good chuckle from seeing a goofy event like apple racing than taking notice of and following the supposedly funny drunken brawls of famous sports celebrities that makes sports headlines.