8 Unconventional Sports

8. Bo-taoshi


Bo-taoshi is a capture-the-flag-like game in which you have to bring down the opponent’s pole(Bo-taoshi). It is mostly played in Japanese schools on sports day. Each team is primarily divided into two groups, the attackers and defenders each with subdivisions.

7. Cheese Rolling


Cheese Rolling and Wake is an annual event held at Cooper Hill near Gloucester in England. A 9 lb round of Double Gloucester cheese is rolled from the top of the hill, even though theoretically the participants chase it in the attempt to catch it but as the cheese can attain a speed of up to 112km/h so whoever crosses the finish line first wins the race and the cheese as the prize.

6. Cardboard Tube Fighting

Cardboard Tube Fighting

Cardboard Tube Fighting League(CTFL) is a global organization that organizes the Cardboard Tube Fighting. The objective is to break your opponent’s tube without breaking your own. It is a free and open event for ages 5 and up.

5. Chess Boxing


Chess Boxing is the clash of both brain and brawn. It consists of 11 alternating rounds of chess and boxing, you can win with either a knockout, a checkmate, or a judge’s decision.

4. Mountain Unicycling

Mountain Unicycling

Mountain hiking is a difficult activity even with two feet let alone on a bicycle. Now if you replace that with a unicycle then the difficulty curve rises exponentially making Mountain Unicycling a challenging sport.

3. Bossaball


A mix of soccer, gymnastics, and volleyball this insanely fun game was invented in Spain and has since made its mark around the world. Bossaball is played on a huge inflatable trampoline you can hit the ball with any part of your body as long as it clears the net by the 6th touch.

2. Quidditch


Everyone knows about Quidditch, the fast and magical sport played on flying brooms by people in the Harry Potter universe. We don’t live in a magical world and surprisingly the lack of flying brooms didn’t stop people from playing it.

1. Shin Kicking


As the name implies, Shin-kicking¬†is a combat sport that involves two contestants attempting to kick their opponent’s shin in order to force them to the ground. Players are required to wear soft shoes and stuff their trouser legs with straw for padding.


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