PAUL ROUSE: From wife-carrying to faction-fighting: Sporting success comes in many shapes and sizes

What are the limits of the sporting world? Where does sport begin and end? The difficulties in answering those questions are manifest whenever you move beyond the mainstream that dominates the sporting media in the western world, writes Paul Rouse.

Finnish pair Taisto Miettinen and Kristiina Haapanen compete during the Wife Carrying World Championships in Sonkajarvi, Finland.

Sign in or register for FREE to continue enjoying and to comment on our great range of opinion writers

Not a member yet? Register here

Breaking Stories

The week in Fantasy Premier League: Bandwagon mania and the search for the next Milivojevic

ED COUGHLAN: Victory to the calm within the chaos

To heaven and hell with Martin O’Neill

Spurs boss Pochettino admits he expects tough season

More From The Irish Examiner