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This is the most ridiculous thing I have seen.....

bad gambler
08-02-2006, 09:07 AM
So I was just browsing around Centrebet and stumbled onto this:

Sauna World Championships



PUSA, Leo 1.80

KAUKONEN, Timo 2.00

MERIVIRTA, Ahti 13.00

TURUNEN, Kimmo 26.00

HOLMQVIST, Per-Erik 34.00

MUSTONEN, Markku 34.00

HERMANSSON, Bjarne 41.00

JUOPPERI, Reijo 41.00

KIRVES, Eero 41.00

LAPETA, Viktar 51.00

PÖYHIÄ, Ilkka 51.00

KOTLOBAI, Aleksandr 67.00

MUSTONEN, Pentti 67.00

ALLAN, James 101.00

ANTTILA, Timo 101.00

BÄCKMAN, Tom 101.00

DJUBA, Aleksandr 101.00

EL SAWY, Amr Alaa 101.00

ERONEN, Kai 101.00

HILDÉN, Jaakko 101.00

HILTUNEN, Timo 101.00

JOHNSON, Timothy 101.00

KARRI, Jere 101.00

KARTAVIN, Aleksandr 101.00

KJELDSEN, Tommi 101.00

KORPINEN, Aki 101.00

KOSKELA, Timo 101.00

KOTSHTOV, Rinat 101.00

KUUSINEN, Harri 101.00

LAUTER, Frank 101.00

MARTINSSON, Fredrik 101.00

OHTONEN, Janne 101.00

PAAVOLA, Ari-pekka 101.00

PARIS, Paolo 101.00

PRESTON, Stephen 101.00

PUTKONEN, Kai 101.00

RANTALA, Riku 101.00

RIIPINEN, Esko 101.00

SCHLUESSER, Kai 101.00

STRARHERN, Andrew 101.00

VARTIAINEN, Jaakko 101.00

VASSILJEV, Aleksandr 101.00

VIEMERÖ, Kari 101.00

ZELENKO, Viktor 101.00

ZINOVKIN, Oleg 101.00

ZUGOV, Sergei 101.00

AUTIO, Jani 151.00

AUTIO, Markus 151.00

ERÄNKÖ, Petri 151.00

HOKKANEN, Mauno 151.00

LESKINEN, Arto 151.00

LOIKKANEN, Ari 151.00

RÄMÖ, Sauli 151.00

SALMINEN, Jaakko 151.00

SCHNEIDER, Detlef 151.00

SCHOLL, Roland 151.00

VASILENKO, Nikolajs 151.00

ZAD, Abderrahim 151.00

ABRAMOV, Dmitri 201.00

KOSKELA, Hannu-Pekka 201.00

KOSKELA, Lauri 201.00

KOZINTSEV, Aleksandr 201.00

LAMMINPARRAS, Matti 201.00

NEVALAINEN, Erik 201.00

PARIKKA, Joni 201.00

WATZKE, Andreas 201.00

bad gambler
08-02-2006, 09:08 AM
I guess my main question is what on earth do you do? Who sits in the sauna longest wins????

dave nz
08-02-2006, 09:16 AM
lol

and I thought betting on the spelling bee, hot dog contest and Englands weather was ridiculous.......

I will be interested to know what this contest involves too ?

Action Jackson
08-02-2006, 09:34 AM
This where I come into help my fine friends in here.

The World Sauna championship is basically an endurance test. It's whoever can sit in the sauna for the longest period of time is the winner.

The Sauna temperature to fight against is 110ºC, with half a liter of water thrown on the stove every 30 seconds to increase the steaming heat effect. Competitors have to sit in the Sauna with buttocks and thighs on the seat. Posture must be erect; elbows must stay on the knees and arms have to be in an upright position. Touching skin with hands or disturbing the other competitors is strictly forbidden. The competitor will have to leave the Sauna without outside help, otherwise the he/she will be disqualified. The last person to get out of the Sauna will be the World Sauna Champion.

good_gambler
08-02-2006, 09:36 AM
I googled the garbage!

The last competitor to leave the Sauna without outside help will be the Sauna World Champion.

dave nz
08-02-2006, 10:20 AM
I might put on a excess 15 kg's and enter next year, have a high tolerance for pain.

My motivation would be even higher If they posted me at 150-1 I would have a decent ping lol

Bolar Bolabi
08-02-2006, 10:45 AM
:haha:

Mario66
08-02-2006, 12:35 PM
I guess my main question is what on earth do you do? Who sits in the sauna longest wins????

True! :drive:

In Finland we have this kinds of nice competitions once in a while..:haha: :haha:

Mario66
08-02-2006, 12:36 PM
I might put on a excess 15 kg's and enter next year, have a high tolerance for pain.

My motivation would be even higher If they posted me at 150-1 I would have a decent ping lol

:lol:

sports freak
08-02-2006, 12:43 PM
Gee thats Funny,wonder what the Winner gets??Free access to the Suana for the year!!

shotgun
08-02-2006, 02:08 PM
Is this going to be on TV? :lol:

Action Jackson
08-02-2006, 02:12 PM
The World mobile Phone throwing championships is quality, but not as good as the Air Guitar ones.

bad gambler
08-03-2006, 11:51 AM
This where I come into help my fine friends in here.

The World Sauna championship is basically an endurance test. It's whoever can sit in the sauna for the longest period of time is the winner.

The Sauna temperature to fight against is 110ºC, with half a liter of water thrown on the stove every 30 seconds to increase the steaming heat effect. Competitors have to sit in the Sauna with buttocks and thighs on the seat. Posture must be erect; elbows must stay on the knees and arms have to be in an upright position. Touching skin with hands or disturbing the other competitors is strictly forbidden. The competitor will have to leave the Sauna without outside help, otherwise the he/she will be disqualified. The last person to get out of the Sauna will be the World Sauna Champion.


nutters :lol:

dave nz
08-03-2006, 02:34 PM
Whats the winner get I'm curious ?

good_gambler
08-03-2006, 03:01 PM
Over 3,000 spectators witness live the the Championship in Heinola and several TV channels from Sweden to China broadcasted the world's hottest event. The Sauna World Championships are also open for betting on-line with sports bookmakers Centrebet.

This is actually getting interesting. :unsure:

The men's title remained in Finland with the 16 minutes and 15 seconds world record
I would've thought they'd last longer than that.

This year, the Australia-based online betting agency Centrebet.com, the only betting outfit in the world that seems to handicap weird sports like futsal (sort of like soccer) and bandy (sort of like ice hockey), has listed Leo Pusa, a 57-year-old, three-time Sauna World Champion from Helsinki, as the odds-on favorite.

And I can not find any information on what the winners get. :(

dave nz
08-03-2006, 03:05 PM
16 minutes wow. I'm surprised by that, must be some serious temperatures.....

Mr Flamboyant
09-07-2006, 12:10 AM
Hey after spending a year in Finland I can tell you it's a worthy competition! Their saunas are the real deal and once you start splashing water on those rocks you come out feeling like you've just run 15km on a summer's day in Singapore!

Horatio Caine
09-07-2006, 10:02 AM
OMG! :haha: :haha:

There are some fantastic sports ( :scratch: ) / competitions out there! I've come across an interesting one in Wales...a race where cyclists cycle through 3 feet height of mud...I wonder how much of the race time is actually spent in the saddle! :spit:

Action Jackson
09-07-2006, 10:05 AM
The World Air Guitar Champs are coming up again very soon.

http://www.airguitarworldchampionships.com/EN/home.html

Mr Flamboyant
09-07-2006, 11:14 AM
The World Air Guitar Champs are coming up again very soon.

http://www.airguitarworldchampionships.com/EN/home.html

Oh Plllllllllllleeeeease .. what next, a shadow boxing world title fight?!

Straby
06-27-2007, 07:12 PM
Ah, we have a new spectacular World Championship event on Centrebet:

2007 Wife Carrying World Championships

Madis Uusorg with his wife Inga Klauson are hot favorites to win the cup.

:silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly:

Andre♥
06-27-2007, 08:31 PM
:haha:

Pierre-Yves missed the opportunity to win that last year.:sad:

bad gambler
06-28-2007, 06:39 AM
:haha: :haha:

bad gambler
06-28-2007, 06:39 AM
I'm going to throw a few dollars on every single competitor from 10th fav down :D

Straby
06-30-2007, 09:28 AM
This is how the women are being carried:

http://www.jaunted.com/files/admin/wifecarrying.png

:haha: :haha:

JMG
06-30-2007, 09:35 AM
I think Dennis Rodman took part two years ago, but not with his own wife.

sports freak
07-01-2007, 12:58 AM
Ah, we have a new spectacular World Championship event on Centrebet:

2007 Wife Carrying World Championships

Madis Uusorg with his wife Inga Klauson are hot favorites to win the cup.

:silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly:

For a sec there,i thought i read 2007 Wife Sharing World Championships :p :eek:

Horatio Caine
07-01-2007, 02:52 PM
:haha:

Pierre-Yves missed the opportunity to win that last year.:sad:

:spit: :haha: :haha: :haha:

Horatio Caine
07-01-2007, 02:53 PM
For a sec there,i thought i read 2007 Wife Sharing World Championships :p :eek:

Something you wish to share with us, Freak? :aplot: :p

sports freak
07-02-2007, 10:22 AM
Something you wish to share with us, Freak? :aplot: :p

:tape:

The Gucci one
07-15-2007, 02:36 AM
Recently Pinnacle had betting on a 4th of July Hotdog eating contest in America. One option was to bet under or over 67.5 hotdogs lol.

sports freak
07-15-2007, 03:01 AM
Recently Pinnacle had betting on a 4th of July Hotdog eating contest in America. One option was to bet under or over 67.5 hotdogs lol.

Was there an option of how much times you could spew up :p

The Gucci one
07-15-2007, 08:06 AM
No freak maybe next year

dave nz
07-15-2007, 08:19 AM
I backed Chestnut -117 :)

A_Skywalker
07-16-2007, 10:49 AM
Recently Pinnacle had betting on a 4th of July Hotdog eating contest in America. One option was to bet under or over 67.5 hotdogs lol.

Can someone even get close to 67 ? :eek:

scarecrows
07-16-2007, 11:02 AM
The World mobile Phone throwing championships is quality, but not as good as the Air Guitar ones.

too true

funny that the winner of that gets a brand new guitar as a prize

BgStallion
07-16-2007, 11:05 AM
Woah - if it's possible to bet on stuff like that it must be set up :) (Atleast that's what I would do) . Imagine - all of them put $5 k on the guy with odds of 200 and he wins :)

dave nz
07-16-2007, 01:30 PM
Woah - if it's possible to bet on stuff like that it must be set up :) (Atleast that's what I would do) . Imagine - all of them put $5 k on the guy with odds of 200 and he wins :)

Most books on such novelty markets have low limits, eg $500.

Action Jackson
07-16-2007, 01:40 PM
Coming up on the 25th August is the World Mobile Phone Throwinfg Championships.

http://www.savonlinnafestivals.com/en_index.htm

Rules
http://www.savonlinnafestivals.com/en_MMsaannot.htm


Results


CATEGORY Winners 2006 Result
Original - individual men Lassi Etelätalo 89,00 m
Original - individual women Eija Laakso 50,83 metriä WR
Freestyle - individual Paavo Kolari 12 p
Freestyle - team Ruotsin Joukkue 17 p
Junior Jere Selin 57,79 m
Original Team Ruoskat 217,85 m

Straby
07-16-2007, 03:48 PM
:haha:

Martin Verkerk should enter the event as well. Last year he threw 4 or 5 mobile phone in a river because he couldn't handle all the injuries, so he's well prepared for the event.

kantele
07-16-2007, 08:59 PM
I had seen something like "Will Michael Jackson release another album?" at gamebookers some years ago.

scarecrows
07-17-2007, 01:52 AM
Coming up on the 25th August is the World Mobile Phone Throwinfg Championships.

http://www.savonlinnafestivals.com/en_index.htm

Rules
http://www.savonlinnafestivals.com/en_MMsaannot.htm


Results


CATEGORY Winners 2006 Result
Original - individual men Lassi Etelätalo 89,00 m
Original - individual women Eija Laakso 50,83 metriä WR
Freestyle - individual Paavo Kolari 12 p
Freestyle - team Ruotsin Joukkue 17 p
Junior Jere Selin 57,79 m
Original Team Ruoskat 217,85 m

just saw that juniors category is 12&U
almost 58m is quite an achievement :eek:

we had odds for the political elections here but I guess those exist everywhere

El Legenda
07-17-2007, 03:31 AM
Can someone even get close to 67 ? :eek:

winner put down 66 in 12 mins, hotdogs/buns

scarecrows
08-10-2010, 03:05 PM
stakes returned?

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/europe/russian-man-dies-during-world-sauna-championship/article1665909/

scarecrows
08-10-2010, 03:06 PM
I had seen something like "Will Michael Jackson release another album?" at gamebookers some years ago.

do the ones post-mortem count?

Ibracadabra
08-11-2010, 08:48 PM
Unbelievable

castorinho
08-22-2010, 09:12 PM
One person died and the other was seriously injured at this event.

nastoff
08-25-2010, 02:40 PM
yeah they fried them like fried chicken...insane
And those people competing are like over 40 years old, the guy who died must have been in his 60's

ryan23
08-27-2010, 06:01 AM
I guess my main question is what on earth do you do? Who sits in the sauna longest wins????

haha thats brilliant- whoever can stand the heat the longest i guess!