World Sauna Championships
Basically, a game of who can stay in the sauna the longest. So popular in Finland that they show it on tv.
Read how three-time defending champ and sauna marvel, Timo "The Great" Kaukonen, took home his fourth world sauna championship in Heinola, Finland.
'Sports From Hell' by Rick Reilly book excerpt - ESPN
(This is actually a link, but comes up as a video for some reason. Click the title).
Finally, a sport I can potentially reach an elite level in. Is there a beer-drinking division?
Yes, thatīs for amateurs. For pros there is vodka drinking division.
Originally Posted by pontoon
It sounds horrifying- like literally cooking yourself...I wonder if you can bring in snacks to make.
This bit is particularly unpleasant:
I hate being hot, and hot and drunk is worse of all.
He lifted up his shirt and there it was: this horrible, huge, pus-filled sac -- the size of a $3 pancake -- just hanging off his armpit. His wife gasped. TLC turned away in horror. When we dragged him to first aid the guy said, "You must go to the hospital. When these blisters break, you will lose lots of fluid and be highly susceptible to infection. We can't do anything for you here. It is too serious."
I wonder if anyone ever ends up on vision quests during these contests.
They usually come after half dozen or more bottles of vodka. also known as delirium tremens.
Originally Posted by CodosDePiedra
Just scutter your jocks in there and everyone will flee from the smell and general disgust of what you've done.
Perhaps a fondue division. Chocolate fountain FTW!
Originally Posted by nightowl
why the hell would anyone do such a thing?
i mean, these aren't even sports any more, they're just contests of self-mutilation.
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