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Cheese rolling, extreme ironing, competitive sleeping... check out 9 of the wackiest sports in the world

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Contestants chase a 4kg-sized cheese down a hill. (PHOTO: Getty Images/ Gallo Images)
Contestants chase a 4kg-sized cheese down a hill. (PHOTO: Getty Images/ Gallo Images)

Watching our favourite football team on the weekend, catching a spot of Wimbledon in winter, indulging in a day of cricket in summer and heading to the rugby stadium every so often – there’s no doubt South Africa is a sport-loving nation.   

But even the most ardent fan among us might raise an eyebrow or two at these weird and wacky activities. 

Origin: Gloucester, England, 15th century   

Equipment: A large wheel of double Gloucester cheese   

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