Local sports events in the news for their seriously hilarious nature

Sports, as an activity, has been associated with a lot of seriousness, focus and dedication with the sportsman. Team sports and also individual sports have the same amount of dedication and determination involved, that being the essence of champions and champion teams. True sportsmanship is a quality that men and women, and not just sportsmen, dream to possess on the playing field as well as in their respective personal lives.

But sports should not be relegated merely to the serious. These athletes in a number of times are the butt of jokes with regard to their antics, their remarkably funny quotes or some peculiar activities that makes for some really funny sports news. It is amazing to observe a mind that is normally so strong, focused and channelized on the field just loose itself once off it. Sports news and other entertainment providers have a field day airing these events and then we, as viewers have a good time watching them.

Funny sports news will not just consist of these funny antics but reaches up to some hilarious and quite often bizarre sports competitions. There are some news providers who uncover these seriously funny sports competitions and bring these to their viewers.

The Finnish people take their beer very seriously and how! They’ve already come up with a festival that is a walking competition with a twist. The all male players have to cover a 253.5m long course covered with obstacles over land and water while carrying their wife on their own back!! The victorious one receives a mobile phone and even more importantly, the equivalent of his wifes weight in beer!

The participants have to be careful of dropping or bouncing the wife as that features a fine. Traditionally the participants would have to be married to the woman, however in modern times any suitable female will do as long as she’s above 17 years of age and weighs more than 49 kg.

For the person in search of some action head to Pamplona in Spain for their annual event, the Running with the Bulls! This sport involves a bull pursuing the vast number of participants through the narrow lanes of Pamplona for up to a kilometer. The chase ends finally inside the bullring where the bulls are left to look after themselves. Every year the crowds go crazy throughout this event ultimately causing some really funny moments.

For the compassionate who do feel a little bit revolted because of the gory nature of the Running of the Bulls event comes a compassionate alternative. The Festival of San Fermin is commemorated each year with the thrilling Running of the Nudes events. Quite like the Running of the Bulls, this event too demands people running in the winding streets of Pamplona; the sole catch is that they are completely naked! A fitting reply, someone can say, towards the barbarity involved in bullfights.

A boat race would not be called funny. However, not the Henley on Todd Regatta, an annual sports event held in Alice Springs. The Alice Springs version of the very English Henley on Thames regatta involves boating all right, but over a dry river bed. This is so as Alice Springs has no active water body since it is very near Central Australia. This seriously funny sports event has been doing news due to its large boats that contain no bottom and sees the participants making a mad dash for the finish line running inside these hollow boats.