Not a football one.
In the world of emerging sports, both Amateur and professional. However, in parallel with them are born other sporting events that unjustly remain in the shadows, despite the huge number of loyal fans. Here are just a few sports, the existence of which you probably never knew.
Looking at this photo, you probably think that this is popular in South-East Asia the sport is a combination of karate and volleyball. And you’re not far from the truth.
Players throw the ball out of dried palm leaves, and the game itself has much in common with similar team play in the West. Sepak takraw is popular in Asia, and at the end of 80-90-ies of the even held in North America.
As in American football, sepak takraw players pass the ball only with his head or feet. The game takes place on a platform the size of a badminton court. Two teams of three players on both sides of the grid are trying to keep the ball in play. Instilled scoring are the same as in volleyball.
It is quite traumatic version of ice hockey with his characteristic strong shocks and collisions. Add to that the risk of being drowned, and ice hockey seem like child’s play.
The rules of this underwater game is the same as in its solid counterpart; the only difference is that players use wooden or plastic sticks about the size of banana – they are pushing the metal plate on the bottom of the pool.
When a game becomes particularly exciting, then the audience is only visible water ripple created by the tense struggle at the bottom of the pool.
Dancing with the dog
Dancing with the dog, also known as canine freestyle, more like art than sport. They combine elements of training, obedience and dance. Perhaps, someone dancing with a dog seems just a fun pastime, but actually is a sport in which competing pet owners in USA, UK, Japan and other countries. So, if you are in search of the perfect dance partner, we advise you to look into the encyclopedia of dog breeds.
This sport combines single sleigh and sidewalk. Participants lie on a fixture such as increased boards skateboard, which is able to accommodate the human body. The rest of the work does the force of gravity.
As in the books about Harry Potter, Quidditch combines magic, athleticism and a little bloodthirsty. Do you think that, as a sport, Quidditch is in reality just can’t exist? However, a large number of Harry Potter fans simply will not allow some laws of physics get in their way. These are people without magical abilities, however, not devoid of ambition and excitement, and they have created their own version of Quidditch, though not such a magical and dramatic.
International Association of Quidditch, based at Middlebury College in Vermont, just a few years has grown a network of hundreds of commands which can be found on every continent. The game used the same rules and the same scoring system as in the books, only with one big difference – on a broomstick no one flies.
This sport has nothing to do with Board games instead of the summer redneck games in East Dublin, GA that offer such sports as throwing toilet seats, spitting seeds or artistic decline stomach in a pit of mud.
Although the participants in these ridiculous competitions don’t get as much fame, money and contracts with Nike, but there is no doubt that athletes should obladatelnitsa sense of humor that got credit for them.
Championship drag wives
Run with their wives (fin. Еukonkanto) is a uncomplicated the sport of Finnish origin, which looks like this: men have to overcome all sorts of obstacles with his wife, which hangs in an inverted position, clasping her husband’s neck and back.
Fame is not the only prize winner. The lucky ones who won the World championship on dragging of wives in Moscow awaiting beer keg weighing with the wife of the winner.
Competitions in felling trees
To some it may seem that the cutting of trees – is quite routine and tedious work.
However, competitions in skating on the beam or cutting the tops of the trees a hot saw is made from ordinary woodcutters of these athletes. The competition also includes a team relay, tree climbing, speed and endurance (such as riding on the beam).
It’s a national game, typical for the countries of Central Asia, played on horseback, which makes it similar to Polo. But there is one major difference from Buzkashi Polo instead of wooden sticks and a ball, participants use the carcass of a cow or goat.
The team consists of ten players, five of which are in play at any given time. Players earn points by dragging the carcass across the goal line of the opponent. Given the fact that the game is played with dead animals, it is not surprising that the game itself is pretty wild, and among the audience is not without victims.
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