10 interesting and unusual sports

There are sports in the world that most people have not even heard of.

There are sports in the world that most people have not even heard of.

10 interesting and unusual sports

There are sports in the world that most people have not even heard of.

There are sports in the world that most people have not even heard of.

On the planet are millions of loyal fans of hockey and football fans. And many athletes are no less popular than the stars of Hollywood. However, there are non -traditional sports in the world, many of which most people have not even heard. Some of them may seem ridiculous from the outside, the rules of others are incredibly complex, but they all have their fans. And who knows, perhaps over time, one of these 10 unusual sports will become as popular as football.

10. Djibbing

Unusual sports

Which of the boys in childhood did not like to slide around the railing? Typically, such a trick threatened with a serious conversation in the office of the school principal. But recently, children's pranks have turned into a jibbing. This very unusual sport just involves sliding along the railing, parapets or slings. Athletes prefer shoes with special recesses for better sliding on the surface. Djibbing rollers or snowboarding competitions are also held. Every year this sport with elements of acrobatics is becoming more popular.

9. Herling

Unusual sports

Many sports lovers did not even hear about such a team game as Herling. Meanwhile, it is very popular in Ireland. This is something between baseball, hockey and football. The game needs a small ball and a special club. The team that was able to score more goals wins. This sport arose more than 2000 years ago thanks to the Celts. In Ireland, during the village holidays, several hundred people could play Herling at the same time. And such matches lasted, sometimes, a whole day. With the onset of the dominance of England, the new government tried to eradicate everything Irish. Herling also got, in the XII century he was officially banned. But over time, the ban was abolished, and in the 18th century the game survived a new round of popularity. Today in Europe there is the current Herling League.

8. Buskashi

Unusual sports

It is unlikely that there are more unusual sports with national color than Buzkashi. This game is very remotely resembles Polo. Participants are also horseback on horseback, but they have no clubs at all in their hands. Players are fighting for the opportunity to hold in their hands for as long as possible the head of the goat. The history of this game dates back to the time of the Mongol raids. So the nomads trained in the dexterity of young warriors. Then the training was transformed into the game. This exotic sport has taken root in Tajikistan and Afghanistan. Initially, each participant played exclusively for himself. Today, players are divorced in two teams. Inside the team, players are divided into defenders, attackers, divorcing. This severe sport requires serious physical training.That is why in many countries of Central Asia there are schools where buzkashi players are trained. Previously, players did not hesitate to use brute physical force, and could whip an opponent with a whip. Today it is forbidden by the rules, and in general the game looks much more civilized. Sometimes, even contrary to tradition, a dummy is used instead of a killed animal.

7. Chessbox

Unusual sports

It is difficult to imagine two more incompatible sports than chess and boxing. It seems that combining these two games into one is possible only in a joke. But athletes who take part in chess boxing competitions do not think so. This sport originated in 2003. Its author was the Dutchman Ipe Rubing. As part of the competition, athletes have the opportunity to prove themselves both in the ring and in chess. In total, chessboxing lasts 11 rounds, each odd of which is a chess round. Every year, championships are held around the world, and, I must say, most often the fate of a match is decided on the chessboard, and not in the ring.

6. Skibob

Unusual sports

The eternal debate about the advantages of skiing over snowboarding can take an unexpected turn. After all, the skibob comes into play. This sport can be attributed not only to extreme, but also incredibly spectacular. Athletes go down the snowy slope on snowbikes, which vaguely resemble bicycles. True, instead of wheels, this sports car is equipped with a wide ski. Like many other unusual sports, skibob has a serious history behind it. In this way, daredevils began to conquer the snowy slopes more than 100 years ago. True, over time, interest in this sport subsided, but after 50 years it again became popular among extreme sportsmen. Today, the skibob has its own standards and rules, and for the descent, athletes use factory equipment. There are 3 factories in the world that produce snowbikes. Not surprisingly, they are all located in countries where residents know firsthand about the harsh snowy winters. So, you can choose to become the owner of a Swiss, Canadian or Austrian snowbike. Professionals predict a great future for the skibob, perhaps even in the Olympic program.

5. Bossaball

Unusual sports

There are non-traditional sports in hot countries. So, bossabol is most often spent on the beach. This game is somewhat similar to volleyball, only under the feet of the players are huge inflatable trampolines. Often, players not only play by following the rules, but also do all sorts of tricks in the air. Usually, matches are played to rhythmic music, which contributes to the cheerful mood of both players and spectators. Watching the game, it seems that the players in pursuit of the ball can fly. Two teams, consisting of 3-5 participants, are able to hold the attention of the audience as well as circus acrobats.

4. Jai Alai

Unusual sports

This sport is incredibly popular in Spain, and every year interest in it is growing throughout Europe. Jai Alai is considered the fastest sport in the world, for which he was listed in the book of records.The fact is that the ball that is used for the game flies at a speed of 300 km / h. It is launched with a special glove that looks like a basket or a tennis racket. The essence of the game is for the opponent to intercept the ball flying into the wall behind him. It is also possible to catch the ball after one bounce, but it is important not to let it fall to the ground. Often the balls do not withstand a meeting with the wall, so during the game they are allowed to change.

3. Hornussen

Unusual sports

In Switzerland, the game under has long been known. the name Hornussen. It is held on a long but narrow field. From the outside it may seem that this is not a game at all, but a manifestation. The fact is that each of the players holds in their hands an object that is very unusual for a sports game. To some, it looks like a banner, while others compare this accessory with a wooden shovel for snow removal. In fact, the shovel is called a shingle, with which the player must hit the puck. Speaking of the puck, it is launched using a special whip with a wooden knob. A heavy puck can fly up to 300 meters. Previously they were made of wood, now they are made of dense rubber. A heavy puck flying at a terrible speed can be a danger to health, and even life. So, the first mention of Hornussen is associated with an accident. In the 17th century, during a match, one of the spectators was mortally injured, and the player was immediately taken into custody. This incident almost put an end to the farmers' favorite pastime. Hornussen was played in secret for a while, but over time, the Swiss regained the right to their favorite game.

2. Curling

Unusual sports

Sometimes it seems that non-traditional sports attract only a handful of weirdos and have no chance of becoming part of the Olympics. In fact, everything is not so clear. Take curling, which became an Olympic sport in 1998. And this is despite the fact that the equipment for the game are smooth granite cobblestones and a brush that resembles a mop for cleaning. The player intensively rubs the ice with a brush in front of a sliding 20-kilogram stone, thus correcting the trajectory of its movement. Indeed, for victory it is especially important in which part of the field the stones of each of the teams will be. And although the world has learned about this game recently, in Scotland they began to play it back in the 16th century. Over time, fun entertainment spread throughout the world. So, thanks to immigrants in the 19th century, curling was also known in Canada. And if earlier it was believed that this sport debuted at the Olympics only in 1998, then more recently they began to talk about 1924. It was then that the first demonstration curling competitions were held.

1. Kabaddi

Unusual sports

It happens that unusual sports for Europeans, in Asian countries are quite familiar. So, kabaddi is a very popular team game in that part of the world. Historians claim that kabaddi was played in India as early as 4,000 years ago.And today this sport is included in the program of Asian games. 2 teams take part in the competition, on the field from each of 7 players. Teams line up opposite each other, each at their edge of the field. The territory in the middle is divided by a line. Then one of the teams sends the “invader” to the side of the enemy. His task is not easy. The player needs to run his part of the field, and cross the border of the opponent's possessions. Being in the other half of the field, he shouts “Kabaddy!” Without a break. At the same time, he needs to touch one, or better, several rivals. But the difficulty is that according to the rules, he can shout only in one breath. If the air ends, the player is obliged to leave part of the enemy field. Otherwise, rivals have the right to detain him. But here, not everything is lost if the prisoner has time to reach out at least a hand or leg by the line. Otherwise, the captured player leaves the game, and the right to attack goes to the opponent. But if the player managed to safely return to his team, those to whom he touched are left from the game. And so while one of the teams does not have a single player. Kabaddy players should have not only developed leg muscles, but also a decent lung volume. And breaking out of the opponent’s hands, they have to fight. The cherished word Kabaddy is translated as not to breathe.

Sports are attracted by participants who are ready to fight for victory with excitement. Spectators are following the competition because of their entertainment. And it doesn’t matter at all whether the mass is a sport or unconventional. The main thing is that he captures and gives joy to athletes and spectators.