There're lots of extreme sports around the world, like wingsuit flying, bungee jumping etc. When it comes to Turkish People our extreme sports doesn't have that much risk yet it is as exciting as the others.
Here is the first Extreme Sport of Turkey: Greasy Pole - Capture The Flag.
This sport is usually done in 1st of July on Cabotage Day. And here it is how its done:
- A pole is greased and fixed horizontally on the seaside.
- Youn men try to run over the greasy pole to capture the flag.
- As the time passes the grease level of the pole reduces and the one of the final contestants wins the prize.
If you search the youtube as "Yağlı Direk" you may see lots of videos about this.