Weirdest Sports On The Planet

Sports have indeed come a long way. From the first Olympic Games 760 B.C. to today’s Champions League or UFC fight that attracts millions of viewers worldwide, sports have changed in many different ways. Also, the expectation from sports enthusiasts has changed as well and for some people, traditional sports are not quite enough. Nowadays, there are some very strange sports, to say the least, that are practiced all over the world. And fans agree that even though these sports are weird they also have a certain appeal to them. In this article, we’ll explore some of the weirdest sports that you can find all across the globe. 

Bog Snorkelling

Even though you might have never heard of it before, bog snorkeling was first introduced in 1976 in Wales. Bog snorkeling has pretty much nothing in common with traditional snorkeling except the fact that both sports use flippers and a snorkel. The main goal is to be the first one to swim across the 120-yard bog but without using any swimming strokes with your arms. The record for this competition is one minute and 18 seconds.


Bossaball was first played in Spain in 2005. This sport can be played both outdoors and indoors, but it has a specific requirement. You need to have a huge inflatable court and trampoline to be able to play it. Other than that, you need two teams, of four people each, who are very good at beach volleyball and, of course, trampoline jumping. The game was invented by a former Belgian tennis player called Filip Eyckmans, back when he traveled through Spain after having completed his Brazil tour as a band manager. 

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Cheese Rolling

If you saw a bunch of people running down a very steep hill, the first thought that would cross your mind is that they are running away from a great danger. Not in a million years would you think that they are in fact running after a rolling piece of cheese. Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake is a sports event that takes place each year near Gloucester in England. There are some records that claim that this sport was practiced even in the 15th century. To practice this sport all you need is a round of Double Gloucester cheese and an extremely steep hill. The goal of the sport is to be the first one to catch the cheese. 

Sleeping Competition

Many people think that they are only good at sleeping. But what most of them don’t know is that you can become the world’s best sleeper. In 1998, the first sleeping club ever was organized in California, USA. Moreover, there was a sleeping competition in Spain in 2010, where participants had to take a nap in a mall for 20 minutes. And in 2018, the brand Marpac announced that they will organize CSL or the Competitive Sleeping League.

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