Has this summer of sport made you want to get off the couch? Not sure what sport to take up? While you could run or play football, why not make things a little more interesting with these weird and wacky sports?
Just because you can’t afford a horse doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the pleasures of polo. Segways are a much cheaper alternative and don’t leave a mess behind them. Also, the fall is less great. Can’t afford a Segway? Well dust off your bike from the shed because there’s also bicycle polo!
There’s nothing more boring than playing chess…well unless you’re a spectator. Chess boxing features 11 alternating rounds of boxing and chess. You can win the match either through a checkmate or a knockout. Trying to checkmate your opponent after being chinned – now that is a challenge!
Throwing a Frisbee back and forth in the park isn’t exactly exhilarating – Frisbee Golf is however. A less dangerous sport than golf, it has the same principles of ‘teeing off’ and getting it into the target. It might come as a surprise that there are thousands of courses around the world!
Remember playing tag in school? Running about the playground saying ‘you’re it’? Kabaddi takes it to a whole new level. The person who’s ‘it’ must chase the opponents around a court and tag them all the while holding their breath! What’s more unusual are the skills needed such as ‘sitting peacock’ and ‘smelly cow’…
International Kiss Event
And finally, a sport I can get into. Taking place on International Kissing Day, the annual event in Riccione, Italy sees couples taking part in events such as kissing underwater and basketball kissing.
What’s your favourite weird sport? Tell us in the comments section below.