1 Yukigassen from Japan 2 Capoeira Brasileira Bangladeshi Kabaddi 4 ferret-legging (England) 5 Camel racing in Australia by Spain's Bossaball 7 Buzkashi Hornussen of Afghanistan (Switzerland) 8th 9 Sepak Takraw Malaysian 10 Having a Wife (Finland) 11 Scooter Racing (Italy) 12 Dog Racing (France)
13 Cossack Dancing (Russia) 14 Skijoring (Sweden) 15 Sumo Wrestling (Japan)
16 Minangkabau Tennis (Indonesia) 17 Shinty (Scotland) 18 Pogo Playing (U.S.A.) 19 The Guillotine (France) 20 Bullfighting (Spain)
21 Burj Khalifa Tower Basketball (United Arab Emirates) 22 Baseball with Eggs (U.S.A.) 23 Ice Hockey (Canada) 24 Cricket (India) 25 Foot Racing (Germany) 26 Kitesurfing (Greece) 27 Rock Climbing (Australia) 28 Sky surfing (New Zealand) 29 Sailing (Australia) 30 Spear Fishing (Kenya)
Sports that are cultural and traditional over the world The pink-granite dome of the Texas State Capitol was measured at 302.64 feet by surveyors using high-tech equipment in 1999. It stands about 15 feet taller than our country's Capitol in Washington, D.C., which stands at 288 feet.
Baseball and softball are both non-Olympic sports. Squash 3 4 games of bowling Mixed martial arts is number five. American football is the sixth non-Olympic sport. Billiards 7 8 Polo. 9 pelota basque. Skateboarding. Surfing. Synchronized swimming. Taekwondo. Tennis. Volleyball. Water polo. Wrestling.
Non-Olympic means these sports aren't included in the Olympic program. Baseball and softball have been played at every Summer Olympics since 1904, but they're not considered full-fledged sports because they can only be played by two teams of nine players each. The other non-Olympic sports are excluded from the Games because they are either too difficult to organize or too expensive to host.
Mixed martial arts was added to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as a demonstration event. No medals are awarded for this competition, but it does provide an opportunity for elite fighters in the sport to showcase their skills before an international audience.
Seven of the eight non-Olympic sports listed here could potentially make their way into the Olympic program in the future. Baseball and softball were already part of the program when they were introduced in 1904, while the other six sports all began within the last 100 years.
The world's 25 most obscure sports. 1. Taoshi Bo Bo-taoshi is Japanese for "pole-pulldown," and it's a hard workout. Each team comprises 150 members, 75 of whom are attackers and 75 of whom are defenders. 2 Ironing Intensive Number five is Ga-ga ball 3 4 Rolling Cheese Snow Polo. 5 6 Jumping Jackal Boxing. 7 8 Batang Pinoy A martial art from the Philippines that uses hand techniques and kicks. It's often called "monkey boxing" because the practitioner imitates a primate's moves. 9 10 Crinoline Tennis The game consists of two parts: dance and kick. 11 12 Bowls Sport played with a wooden bowl and a mallet. Teams of 15 players take it in turns to strike the ball with the mallet toward their opponents' goal line while trying not to let it go over their own. 13 14 Luge Antigua and Barbuda become the first country to adopt the sport into its Olympic program. They added it in 2014. 15 17 Dodgeball An ancient game that dates back at least 400 years. It's believed to have originated in India but has since spread worldwide. 16 18 Jai alai From the Spanish meaning "joyful game." This sport from Spain and Mexico is all about throwing balls - cushioned ones - at hard surfaces. 19 20 Volleyball The earliest evidence of volleyball comes from China around AD 300. It may have been introduced there from India.
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The Tokyo Olympics will include six new sports, four of which will make their Olympic debut: karate, skateboarding, sport climbing, and surfing. Baseball and softball, the other two sports, are returning to the Olympic schedule after being dropped before.