There are many weird sports that are present from around the world. From each region of the world, along with the very popular common sports, there are also those really popular but very weird kinds of sports. They come in forms of entertainment as well as form professional leagues depending on the kind of extension. However, they have in terms of mass popularity, even if they are confined within a particular region.

Some areas of the world, in fact, do not celebrate some of the really popular weird sports but are pretty glorious with some rather strange ones. For instance, North Americans don’t even know about cricket while people of South America have no clue what hockey is and so on.

Weird Sports Which are Truly Strange

There are some rather unusual sports which are rather fun to play and do not conform to any of the rules or conformities. Some of the major weird sports of the world and yet they are taken very seriously by those who practice them.

Some of the dangerous sports that deject all forms of boundaries in terms of games and playing are as follows:

1. The Ultimate Test between Man and Horse:

sport that tests your stamina is in top 10 weird sports

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This indeed a very strange kind of sport that tests your stamina. You will learn how to be agiler while competing against a horse. This game originated in Welsh town of Llanwrtyd Wells. This sport really has to do with strength. You will require great agility and strength in order to take part in this. Marathon human contestants are put to test against those mounted on horses. This is how the marathon testing takes place.

2. Love Locked Race:

This is a sports event that was first introduced in Finland. This is all about a male competitor racing with a female in a certain way. There would be many obstructions and blocks on the way which would definitely bring you challenges.

The person to win would have to finish the race without losing his female partner in the course of overcoming the obstacles even for once. This race takes place really fast and the obstacles are set that way.

3. A Different Kind of Swim:

Bog snorkelling is in top 10 weird sports

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This is a really interesting kind of swimming but pretty gross as you would have to go snorkeling in a marshy bog. The water filled trench is cut through a peat bog. Participants must wear snorkels as well as flippers in order to wade through the peat bog.

Traditional swimming techniques are not welcome however but only through the use of snorkeling strokes and processes can one perform here.

4. Toe Sport:

Toe Wrestling is in top 10 weird sports

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This is yet another weird sport that welcomes you to use your toes. This is quite the same kind of sport that you used to play as a child which involved toe wrestling. This has now been turned into a major sport that even has a World Toe Wrestling Competition. It first originated in a pub of Derbyshire.

The locals took this sport with great enjoyment and then made this so popular that it soon had its own championship. The individuals who participate have only got to use their feet in locks but then this is tougher than it may sound.

5. Fistball:

Fistball game is included in weird sports

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Though Fistball is quite a popular sport among those who practice it fistball is really not known worldwide. It is a lot like tennis and volleyball and definitely one has to have really strong fists in order to be a part of this game. One can pass the net and then have the ball contracted as best.

The bouncing is allowed only for 3 times at a go. There have to be 5 players coming from each team. This sport has become really big with its league formation. Now it is featured in World Games as well.

6. Octopush or Underwater Hockey:

underwater sport

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This is a non-contact underwater sport that has two teams participating in it. The teams maneuver a puck right across the bottom of the swimming pool which is supposedly the goal area. It is played quite like hockey but just under the water.

Underwater Hockey has become steadily famous in countries like UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa. There are large Octopush sessions all across these major countries which regularly arrange competitions in this game.

7. Adult Kickball:

new venture in adult kickball

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Reinvent this childhood game with the new venture into adult kickball. The adult kickball league is quite fun and wild. This game has now become a very important popular sport that brings lots of creativity and fun for adults.

The World Adult Kickball Association has been developing really wonderfully with greater participation and involvement from different countries into this grand sport. There are now greater avenues for this once popular childhood game to be carried out into the world of greater weird sports.

8. Chess Boxing:

Chess Boxing

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This is a combination of chess and boxing techniques involved in one single game that brings the power of the brain as well as brawn into the same board. Sports boxing and chess are alternated with every round in this rather strange game.

This is a great combination that invites to check not only the physical strength but also the mental dexterity of the players at the same level. The points are thus divided according to both evaluations.

9. Competition between You and Cheese:

Cheese Rolling

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There is a strange kind of competition that goes with finding out who is faster, you or a ball of cheese rolling down a hill. This incredible sport has been rolled down the hill. Moreover, along with competitors to chase after it. The first person who gets to be downhill in perfect toeing of the cheese ball and gets to finish first will be the winner.

This is how the person at the bottom wins. Competitors chase after the cheese but usually, this cheese ball rolls pretty fast making it quite a challenging task.

10. Beard and Moustache Competition:

Beard and Moustache Championship

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The world beard and mustache competition is a biennial competition that challenges males with high testosterone levels to have a go at their beard and mustache growing capabilities. This includes large mustaches, goatees, and full beard styles.

There are different sections to this competition which even includes a category called the Dali mustache.

11. Kaiju Big Battel:

This is a humorous sport originating from Japanese anime Kaiju Big Battel. This brings maniacal villains and ominous alien beasts all together in a tough competition. But this is more like a show match than anything else. The monsters have been dressed and matched in their own way in big dresses.

12. Cardboard Tube Dueling:

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This is yet another dueling competition that brings about members of cardboard dueling with league fighting talents. This works in a great way for competitors with their fancy costumes and even cardboard tubes to fight with.

13. The Mud Pit Belly Flop:

Mud run Sports is included in weird sports

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This is a kind of game where even the spectators get splashed in the mud. But, in fact, that is quite fun. The very annual Summer Redneck Games in East Dublin brings about this game and brings about some of the greatest hubcap discus throws with it. This is also a great sport to show the strength and dexterity of your feet.

14. Bossaball:

Bossaball within a trampoline

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This is another sport that includes soccer, gymnastics as well as capoeira, all integrated within a trampoline that would allow players and high bounders to do great spiking of the ball. This is a great sport to be enjoyed with and brings a variety of work into one single sport itself.

15. Snow Polo:

Snow Polo

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Though it was popular among Turkish emperors of long-gone days, this sport has come back again in a new but quite weird avatar. With the modified version of polo taking place across the snow, this makes through shoddy terrains with horse riding players playing a dense shot of polo there.

16. Wife-carrying

It is also one of the weird sports in the world. The world’s championships of this game held around the world throughout the year.

This happens between the numbers of couples in which male candidates have to carry their female partners on their back. They have to go through the different obstacles within time. In some leagues, there is also weight restriction or limit.

It would become more difficult to reach the endpoint with weight on the back. During this event, many funny and some dangerous things happened. And some deadly injuries also take place.

17. Lawn Mower Racing

Lawn Mower Racing
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Lawnmower racing fools you with the comical name but doesn’t let it happen to you. The sport itself is equally intense as funny as the concept is.

GO-KARTING is similar to this. The one major difference between lawn mower racing and go-karting is the type of vehicle itself. A lawn mower must maintain its engine and chassis (frame), unlike a go-kart. This mini-sized racing organized in the UK. This new sport idea came up when a group of friends became fed up with the unavoidable cash vacuum and huge startup costs of auto-racing. Whether the event takes place on a flat track or off-road, lawn mower racing is a hit.

18. Pillow Fighting:

Pillow Fighting
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The Pillow Fight League is a bona fide sport and this isn’t the game that uses to play at home between children or couples. Therefore, we can thank the Canadian entrepreneurs for this who managed to turn this slumber party pastime into a competitive challenge.

This fighting game apparently gets pretty intense. And have resulted in lost teeth and even more bad concussions. This makes a lot more sense upon examining the rules. That allows punching and submission holds. This sport may be intense, but is this still not the most Canadian thing ever?


Ana is an internet entrepreneur and one of the founders of iGuides, she loves to give adequate time to her passion which is writing. She holds a PHD in English Literature.

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