Top 25 Obscure sports: Ga-ga Ball and Cheese Rolling

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According to some sources this popular summer camp game originated in Israel. Its played a lot like dodgeball, except it takes place in a wooden octagon and you have to hit players beneath the knees to get them out.

Every year from the top of Cooper’s Hill near Gloucester, England a round of Double Gloucester Cheese is rolled and a herd of competitors go rolling after it. Although they are theoretically supposed to catch it, the cheese can reach speeds of up to 70 mph, so generally speaking, whoever crosses the finish line first wins the cheese.


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  • Vlad

    New Zealand has a distinguished record at Cheese Rolling. The men’s event has been won by Marc Ellis and the women’s event by Dione Carter. Why no High Performance government grant for this elite event? Scandalous oversight, someone should resign.

    • WayneO

      Indeed, and I believe Matthew Ridge has also secured a second place in cheese rolling.

  • Stuarts.burgers

    Both Mr Ellis and Mr Ridge can not be “Elite Players” in Cheese Rolling they both have conviction do they not and they did not get name suppression Scandalous