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Stupid Robot Fighting

August 17th, 2017 · No Comments · Unusual

On Topend Sports we have a section on new sports, where we get submissions from those wanting to promote the new sport they have invented. Some are great ideas that could potentially become popular worldwide, while other are wild ideas that maybe should be kept to themselves. The latest submission was stupid robot fighting from New Zealand. Sports that involve robots is not a stupid idea in itself, as there are already competitions of Robot Sports, including robot combat. Have a look and see what you think of this new robot fighting sport variation.

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Headis: a hybrid of soccer and table tennis

February 24th, 2016 · No Comments · Football (Soccer), Sports, Table Tennis, Unusual

In my research for new sports to add to the complete list of sports, I came across this great one which is a hybrid of soccer and table tennis, which seems to have gained popularity in Germany. Here is a video of some Headis game highlights to show you what it is all about. It looks like fun to try, but maybe it is not as easy as it looks.

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Loop a new cue sport

July 20th, 2015 · No Comments · Unusual

The new sport of Loop (pool spelled backwards!) was created by British mathematician Alex Bellos in 2015. It is a new twist to an old game. Loop is played on an elliptical shaped pool table, with a dot at one focus point, and the pocket at another, requiring some calculated angles as shown here. See the first ever game played in the video below, and read more about LOOP.

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Bo-taoshi, Unusual Japanese Sport

December 15th, 2014 · No Comments · Unusual

An interesting Japanese unusual sport is called Bo-taoshi, which is a capture-the-flag-like game with elements of rugby and war. Shown below is a game played at its highest level, between cadets of Japan’s National Defense Academy. Two teams of 150 players compete for each other’s pole, the aim is to bring the pole down to a 30 degree angle. You have to watch the video to see how this is done. See more about Bo-taoshi.

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Gliding Demonstration Sport at the 1936 Olympics

February 20th, 2014 · No Comments · Unusual

There are many unusual sports that have been part of the Olympic Games as demonstration sports. Gliding, or aeronautics, was demonstrated in 1936, and also a gold medal awarded for Swiss Hermann Schreiber for a flight across the Alps in 1935. The IOC were ready to add this as an official sport in 1940, only for the Olympics to be cancelled by the outbreak of war. There was plenty of aeronautic skills shown in the skies during the war, but unfortunately it was never again considered for the Olympics. See more about Aeronautics at the Olympics.

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New and Unusual Sport of 360Ball

September 12th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Unusual

Here is a really cool looking sport that has come out of South Africa, a bit like squash played on a circular court. Check it out. See more about 360Ball.

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Hantis Championship Highlights from 2010

April 8th, 2013 · No Comments · Unusual

Here is a highlight video of the Hantis Players’ Championship in 2010. It is a sport dreamed up by a few US high school students. It is a sport for everyone – anyone can play with minimal cost outlay (you just need any four tables and a ball). It is a new sport to me, though very impressive. These players have great skills, and it is exciting to watch – this may be a new sport that really takes off. See more about Hantis.

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Phasketboot coming to your yard soon

November 26th, 2012 · No Comments · Unusual

Phasketboot is a newly invented sport –  a mix between basketball, football and ultimate frisbee played in a driveway which has a basketball hoop and a grassy area. It was invented in 2011 at a birthday party, and may or may not be the next big thing. See more about Phasketboot.

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Bog Snorkelling in Wales

September 20th, 2011 · No Comments · Unusual

The World Bog Snorkeling Championship has been held along the dense Waen Rhydd Peat bog near Llanwrtyd Wells, in Powys, Wales since 1985. It may be a world championships, but you can see on this video that not all competitors take it seriously. Competitors need to complete a return swim along the 55m bog lap, with no conventional swimming strokes allowed. Goggles and flippers are essential though if you want to go anywhere. A record 84 seconds was set in 2011. See more on the bog snorkelling world championships.

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Blo-Ball

October 27th, 2010 · No Comments · Unusual

Blo-ball is an unusual sport similar to table tennis without the paddles. All you need is a good set of lungs to blow the ping-pong ball back and forth and try and get the ball past your opponent. Read more about blo-ball.

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