Lelo Burti is an ancient Georgian full contact ball game similar to rugby. Again the object of the game is to get the ball into the opposition’s goal, known as a mak.
Unlike rugby, forward passing is allowed, as is knocking the ball out an opposition player’s hands. Unlike American football, blocking of opponents without the ball is not allowed
As might seem obvious from the name, the sport involves male competitors racing one another whilst carrying a female teammate (usually their wives/partners). The 253m race track includes many obstacles, such as fences and bogs.
The sport originated in Finland, and “enjoying yourself” whilst competing is an official rule!