Toe Wrestling (August 25, Fenny Bentley, Ashbourne)

Each August the Bentley Brook Inn in Derbyshire hosts the Ben & Jerry's World Toe Wrestling Championship. The event was conceived in 1976 in a pub in Wetton, when the locals of 'Ye Olde Royal Oak Inn' thought it would be a great idea to hold a toe wrestling competition. Competitors locked their big toes together, and attempted to force their opponent¿s foot to the ground. The organizers have big intentions for the sport, and applied in 1997 for its inclusion in the Olympic Games. Unfortunately for fans, it was not accepted.
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( Emma Wood / May 2, 2012 )

Each August the Bentley Brook Inn in Derbyshire hosts the Ben & Jerry's World Toe Wrestling Championship. The event was conceived in 1976 in a pub in Wetton, when the locals of 'Ye Olde Royal Oak Inn' thought it would be a great idea to hold a toe wrestling competition. Competitors locked their big toes together, and attempted to force their opponent¿s foot to the ground. The organizers have big intentions for the sport, and applied in 1997 for its inclusion in the Olympic Games. Unfortunately for fans, it was not accepted.

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