Mud Olympics

The motto for the Mud Olympics is faster, higher and muddier! Called Wattolympiade (meaning Mud Olympics), this event is held annually in mud flats along the banks of the Elbe River in Brunsbüttel near Hamburg, Germany.

Competitions in the mud along the river here have been played since 1978. Today the competition is held alongside a series of concerts on the same weekend for local bands, called "Mudstock", which raise money for the Schleswig-Holstein Cancer Society.

The events include mud versions of traditional sports like soccer and handball, as well as mud specific events like the mud-eel race and the long-distance rubber boot toss.

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