Michael IELTS Band 9
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Wife-carrying and other crazy sports


The town of Dorking, in the county of England where I grew up, recently staged the 11th UK wife-carrying competition. See the BBC article.  The contestants had to carry wives across difficult terrain. 

Apparently, this sport dates back to 793AD and comes from the Vikings (who else?!).  

Do you have any strange or amusing sports in your country?  Have a nice evening.

Apr 8, 2018 7:26 PM
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That’s hilarious!

In Switzerland there is Swiss wrestling, but it’s a darn serious matter among peasants.


April 8, 2018
helo everyone,

there is a sport similar that what you point to, it's  Leon struggle.I think there are variants such as Canarias struggle. These struggles are federated sports (they are traditional sports) in Spain.

lucha canaria

lucha leonesa

Once I saw this on tv:


I thought if this is a record, how many people in the world make this and why???

Michael, thanks for the link and I laughed a lot especially for the elegance of the boys. 

April 9, 2018
I heard about Chess Box. And yes, it's exactly what you hear - people fight in a boxing ring and play a chess match a few minutes later. 
April 9, 2018
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Michael IELTS Band 9
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