Saturday, July 26, 2008
I love the Olympics. I can't wait to watch them in August. I'm not normally a dedicated sports fan but am counting the days until I can watch the running, cycling, swimming, and of course, the gymnastics.
In my quest to learn more about the Olympians competing this year, I discovered some new sports I have never heard of.
Chessboxing. Yep, you box, then play chess. Apparently this is becoming a huge deal and has an ever expanding fan base. Not an Olympic sport but the Chessboxing Association is working on it.
"Chessboxing has been branded the ultimate challenge for body and mind where combatants try to think and make strategic moves around the chess board and then they stand up with boxing gloves and all and try to knock each other senseless."While the mix may sound strange at first, at least there’s action involved and both fighters have to be skilled whether at the board or with the gloves. "
Good luck, guys.
Some other interesting sports (these are real)...
Some sports I just invented..
Rubix Cube Ice Dancing
Dungeons and Dragons Bungee Jumping
We'll see if they catch on....