In the spirit of the Olympics I thought that a sports related article from Lonely Planet was worth sharing.
I am a big sports fan, especially baseball. (Let's Go Mets!) I also enjoy checking out sports in foreign countries.
Some sporting matches that I have attended are:
Football (soccer) in Scotland and Latvia
Aussie Rules Football in Australia
Rugby in New Zealand
Muay Thai Boxing in Thailand
In December 2011 LP had an article online called "Sports In Unlikely Places".
The sports and places mentioned were:
Ice hockey in Turkey
Curling in Arizona
Skiing in Iran
Baseball in Uganda
Dog sledding in Jamaica
The article reminded me of a time that I experienced a sport in an unlikely place. I never had the opportunity to go skiing as a kid. As I got older I had pretty much lost interest. However, when I heard that you could go skiing in Dubai I had to give it a try. (I am not sure most people would really call the tiny slope skiing). The ski slope is inside a massive mall and you can actually see the odd shape of the slope from the outside.
On that note, check out the full Lonely Planet article HERE