Also known as far-leaping, this Dutch sport is like pole vaulting, but instead of being vaulted across a stable surface in an arena, competitors hurl themselves over a random river.
What’s truly remarkable about this sport is the extreme distances they jump; with some vaulters reaching up to 70 feet!
“Sepak” stands for kick and “Takraw” means woven ball in the Thai language of Malaysia. This is basically what this game is about: a volleyball game with three players on each side using high-kicks and lots of jumping.
The sport of 'Sepak Takraw' has grown so much that it now holds competitions with teams from over a hundred different countries.
Think of Octo-push as a sport that combines swimming and hockey, basically, it's just underwater hockey. Most of the equipment is a little different, though. For instance, a puck weighs three pounds, making it more manageable to push underwater.
Despite being around for many years, this sport still hasn't gained major popularity.
Isn't it just so unlike Japan to invent a weird sport with no particular goal? In this pole toppling game, a swarm of 75 players tackles each other to defend their unbidden flags.
This game is mostly played on school sports days or as an induction ceremony for cadets when they're accepted into the National Defence Academy of Japan.
Seeing as pancakes are universally considered as delicious, why not create a sport out of it? That's exactly what some must have thought when they decided to spoil this plate of syrupy goodness with exercise.
Competitors here are given a pan and a fluffy flat cake of batter, and while running down a street they need to flip their breakfast discs.