Professional sports are related mostly with a lot of seriousness and competitiveness. Winning and losing could be known as the major determinants of any sport with all athletes vying for that winners spot. Not only do professional sports demand commitment and organization they are also categorized by their highly organized and skill driven nature. Sportsmen are expected to represent the spirit of sportsmanship by being respectful of their competitors and of the sporting officials thereby reflecting the true nature of the sport being played.

On the other hand, this focused and serious world of professional sports can also be a cauldron of several amusing incidents as well bringing making these haloed sports celebrities a lot more real. There have been a number of instances where athletes or sports celebrities have been discovered announcing dumb quotes which are enough to fill you with all your required dose of daily laughter every day. One does often wonder what makes a mind that is so channelized, so focused and so talented come up with a thing that is amazingly and so utterly dumb!

Simultaneously there are several very funny sports contests that occur across the world. These bizarre activities can vary from the wife carrying competition for that prize of beer to duck racing to the world coal carrying championships. The wife carrying championship is an annual event held in Finland in the month of July. The winner needs to cover numerous obstacles over land and water to win this event for the prize of a new mobile phone and beer to the quantity of the wifes weight!

Strangely enough, these funny sports have their own list of regulations as well. In case of the wife carrying competition, the wife should be older than 17 years and should weigh over 49kgs. Dropping the wife or bouncing the wife does include a fine and having fun tops the charts! Funny list of rules

In Tasmania, the annual apple race is organized round the month of October every year. People really gather together to watch apples race down from the bridge at Hounville into the Houn river.

Among the list of craziest local sporting events could be the running of the bulls, held every year in Pamplona in Spain. The chase lasts almost a kilometer with people running in front of a chasing bull through the Pamplonas narrow, winding lanes. This dangerous and crazy events attracts a massive crowd to this particular region every year and also a number of individuals get seriously injured and sometimes killed while taking part in the game.

Everyone has heard about duck racing. But a rubber duck race that raises $1 million to the aid of local charities? The Singapore Duck race is certainly one such crazy annual event which involves 85,000 rubber ducks contesting against one another over the Singapore river. These ducks are first adopted by people and after that placed into the water. The 1st duck to travel downstream is considered the winner. Duck races also take place in Britain. The Great British Duck Race is one such event in Britain which takes place on the Thames River. The 2007 event broke the Singapore Duck Race record by racing 165,000 ducks over the River Thames.

Though these events are featured mostly in the local news, it is their popularity and simplicity which has made most of these funny sports famous and notable. At some level, it is perhaps, better to get a good chuckle from seeing a goofy event like apple racing than taking notice of and pursuing the supposedly funny drunken brawls of well-known sports celebrities which makes sports headlines.