6 Sports You Might Not Have Heard About

Sports like football and basketball are popular enough that everybody in the world knows what they are. But, imagine explaining football or basketball to a newborn. They will not understand for at that moment, they cannot comprehend what objects are, let alone sports.

But imagine for a moment that there are sports which you have never heard of. There probably are a lot of them but given the constraints of such a topic, we can only select a couple. Without further ado, here are 6 sports you have never heard of.

Swamp Football (Soccer)

Imagine playing football but you are up to your shins in mud and muddy water. That would make an already interesting game of football even more interesting. Participating athletes will get dirty and one will have to find new ways of scoring and running, as well as kicking. Nothing is simple when you are almost knee deep in mud.

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Wife Carrying

Why not, after all, sometimes, in a marriage, one person carries another, at least for a select number of hours, minutes or days, depending on the situation. Wife carrying involves husbands carrying their wives while going through an obstacle course. An obstacle course is problematic enough on its own but when you add the extra weight of an entire person, things can get downright entertaining.

Octopush – (Hockey Underwater)

Ice hockey is difficult for people who cannot handle a pair of ice skates. Well, if you can swim and are brave enough to use a snorkel, then octopush is the sport for you. Essentially, this is played in a swimming pool with 2 teams of 6 players. You push a puck with hockey sticks, while also diving underwater. Yes, there are snorkels, but the game in itself is difficult. A full body workout awaits those who try octopush.

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A blend of two words, jogging and juggling, you get joggling. The sport involves running or jogging, as you might expect, while also juggling balls. But, the distance is not short. A half marathon is one of the distances you would have to cross if you want to compete in joggling. You could try with a kilometer first.

Ice Boating

Sailing in summer? Nah, give me the frozen lakes and the cold. This sport is very similar to sailing, but you do it on a frozen lake, or rather, ice, and you use something similar to skates, particularly given that you cannot really have a keel on a boat sailing on ice. It is a sport for those who prefer winter and colder days.


Winter sports have their own special place in the world of sports. Snowkiting is one of those sports that you have to be really brave and talented to try. It involves using something akin to a parachute to go up and down a mountain, depending on what you like. Using the power of the wind and your ability to hold on to the kite, you can do so much more than you would with a pair of skis or a snowboard.

These are some of the most interesting sports that you have probably never heard of.