There are many well-known sports that are played and viewed around the world. While mainstream sports like basketball, football and hockey are easily recognizable, there are actually many other unique sports that people play. Despite their peculiar nature, participants in these sports take them very seriously.
Introduced in 1992, the sport of chess boxing is a blend of chess and boxing. The sports are not played simultaneously but rather in rounds. Players will participate in a boxing match in the ring and then move to the chessboard for a game. Games consist of several rounds of this type of play. The first appearance of chess boxing actually was part of a comic book. It took over a decade for it to be played. It is now a competitive sport in four different countries: India, Germany, Russia and Great Britain.
There are more forms of racing that are widely followed but ostrich racing is definitely a unique event. Having originated on the African continent, the sports has since made its way to other locations including the United States. Many spectators are shocked to realize that these birds can travel rather quickly at 43 miles per hour. With a long stride of approximately 16 inches, they do make an interesting animal on which to race. The riders sit on the backs of the birds and entice them to scurry around the track.
This sport follows the basic premise of hockey where two teams try to get the puck into the net to score a goal. The sport is also known as Octopush in some locations. The sport has been around since the 80’s and now has its own World Championship competition which first was hosted by Canada. The sport is popular in the countries of Australia, France, Canada, United States, Netherlands, South Africa, New Zealand and Great Britain.
Which one of these strange sports would you like to try? If you don’t think they are for you, you can always choose to be a spectator and watch these unique athletes.