This is a list of unusual, weird and/or crazy sports which I have come across. Some of these sports are bizarre curiosities, others are really genuinely fun to watch. It’s up to you to decide which category they belong in for yourself.
Previously called The Marblympics, teams of marbles compete in various events. Whilst you are at it, also check the Marbula-E events.
This is what happens when parkour experts play tag on a custom-designed court. If you catch your opponent within 20 seconds then you become the runner, otherwise you stay on.
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Competitors control really fast agile little drones with cameras attached. They have headsets in order to drive from the drone’s perspective like an extreme racing computer game in real life.
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Also known as Canal Jumping or Ditch-vaulting. This is a Dutch sport: a cross between the pole-vault and the long jump. Competitors run towards and grab the pole which is sat in some water and as it tips over they climb as high as they can.
Drop a bunch of pools into a snow park and add some silly costumes. People try to skip across the water and pull off snowboard/ski tricks… They try, but more often they just end up getting soaked.
From Norway comes this freestyle diving event. The main difference here is that the goal appears to be to make your dive as ludicrous as possible and then make a huge splash.
Competitors are sat on fairly standard rolling office chairs and race each other around a course typically set through streets.
A bed themed variation on dodge ball. All players start out “in bed” and then they jump up and start throwing cushions at each other. One player can hold up a blanket for defence.
This sport tests exactly how precisely the drivers can control their cars. It’s kind of like a speed trial crossed with a pinball machine with sensors added to various obstacles, points are awarded for how close to various barriers the cars get.
Kind of like stock-car racing but the drivers are not actively trying to hit each other. As a result, the cars end up going a lot quicker, which makes the figure-8 crossover extra anxiety-inducing.
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