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Basque Pelota with the hand, bat and basket

October 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Unusual

This video shows the wide variety of styles of playing basque Pelota, including hand, bat and basket versions.

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Bossaball Action Galore

October 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Unusual

If you are new to this sport, this is the video for you. It shows lots of Bossaball action, and explains many of the rules. It is not a sport you can just pick up and play!

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Women Canal Jumpers

October 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Unusual

This unusual sporting event of Canal Jumping, called Fierljeppen, is a traditional and unusual sport in The Netherlands. Here is a┬ávideo of a Canal Jumping world record, in the women’s event.

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Canal Jumping World Record

October 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Unusual

Canal jumping requires the contestants run and jump onto the pole, shimmy to the top of the pole, and then vault off to try and land on the opposite bank. Below is a video of then a world record leap, 20.41 meters set by Jaco de Groot on the 9th August 2006.

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Chess Boxing – checkmate or knockout

October 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Unusual

The sport of Chessboxing alternates between games of boxing and chess after each round – waiting for a checkmate or knockout. Here is a feature from ESPN which demonstrates what is involved in this sport.

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Exciting Elephant Polo Goal

October 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Unusual

This is supposed to be one of the greatest elephant polo goals, but I have watched it many timesand don’t quite get the excitement.

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Elephant Polo rules the east

October 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Unusual

Here is a video showing the speed and sction of the unusual sport of Elephant Polo. It is not surprising that the video concludes when they don’t seem to be able to spot the ball in the crowd of elephants.

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Gurning – not even a pretty face

October 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Unusual

Gurning is the competitive sport of face pulling, not something I would be proud of. Here is footage of a competition from the 1960s.

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Irish Road Bowling Unusual Sport

October 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Unusual

Here is a video showing Irish road bowling in action.

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Rock Paper Scissors – Not Just A Game

October 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Unusual

Video of Bob ‘The Rock’ Cooper, Rock Paper Scissors 2006 World Champion. Maybe having a beer in his hand hindered his competitor.

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