9 Odd Sporting Events from Around the World


Bull Running

While bullfighting is popular in many countries, the sport of bull running -- which should really be called bull outrunning -- is pretty much owned by Pamplona, Spain. The event dates back to the 13th and 14th centuries as a combination of festivals honoring St. Fermin and bullfighting. Every morning for a week in July, the half-mile race is on between six bulls and hundreds of people. Most of the participants try to get as close to the bulls as possible, and many think it's good luck to touch one.