Wheelbarrow Olympics

The Wheelbarrow Olympics is an unusual sports event organized annually in Hosszúhetény village in Baranya county, Hungary. Locally they call it Talicskaolimpia. The event has been running since 2001. The games are linked with cultural programs including concerts and dance performances.



The event involves many wheelbarrow races, either singularly or in teams, for men and women, adults and children races. Races usually involve pushing the wheelbarrow around a series of cones in an out and back course. The types of races include the following:

Wheel Burrow RacingWheel Barrow Races (image source: Library of Congress, Bain News Service)


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