Professional sports are related mostly with a lot of seriousness and competitiveness. Winning and losing can be called the major determinants of any sport with all of athletes competing for that winners spot. Not only do professional sports require 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 with their competitors as well as the sporting officials thereby highlighting the true nature in the sport being played.

However, this focused and serious arena of professional sports can also be a cauldron of countless funny incidents at the same time bringing making these haloed sports celebrities a lot more real. There have been a number of instances where athletes or sports celebrities have been found saying dumb quotes which are enough to fill you with all your required dose of daily laughter each day. One does often wonder how does a mind that is so channelized, so focused and so talented think of something that is incredibly and so utterly dumb!

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

Oddly, these funny sports have their own set of rules too. In the case of the wife carrying competition, the wife should be more than 17 years and should weigh over 49kgs. Dropping the wife or bouncing the wife does add a fine and having fun tops the charts! Funny list of rules

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

One of the craziest local sporting events could be the running of the bulls, held annually in Pamplona in Spain. The chase lasts nearly a kilometer with people running in front of a chasing bull throughout the Pamplonas narrow, winding lanes. This risky and crazy events attracts a huge crowd to this particular region every year and also a number of participants do get critically injured and quite often killed while participating in the game.

Everybody has heard of duck racing. But a rubber duck race that raises $1 million for the aid of local charities? The Singapore Duck race is certainly one such crazy yearly event that involves 85,000 rubber ducks contesting against one another across the Singapore river. These ducks are first adopted by people and after that thrown in the water. The first duck to go downstream is considered the winner. Duck races also occur in Britain. The Great British Duck Race is certainly one such event in the uk that takes place on the Thames River. The 2007 event broke the Singapore Duck Race record by racing 165,000 ducks across 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 laugh from seeing a silly event like apple racing than taking notice of and pursuing the supposedly funny drunken brawls of well-known sports celebrities which makes sports headlines.