Originally Olympic sports were done naked. Although they require clothing in this day and age, there are athletes that are sticking to that tradition. In light of it being yet another Olympic year, here is a look at 7 real sports nudist and non-nudist people do naked.
Bicycling – As crazy as it sounds naked bicycle riding is legal; under certain conditions. Most of the time, this means an organized ride authorized by the local government. Most of the time these organized rides are sponsored by non-profit groups who want to protest an issue, raise awareness or make money. In 2007 Seattle hosted a World Naked Bike Ride in which hundreds of bicyclers rode through the city in the buff.
I imagine that naked bicycle riding is dangerous. A rider would have to be very careful how they sat on the seat. Maybe there are specially designed bicycle seats for naked people.
To join the World Naked Bike Ride sign up here.
Skating – Now this is an interesting concept because unless you have a large slab of concrete on your property you’re going to have to go out in public, naked and on skates.
Naked skating is nothing new for San Francisco natives like Sandy Snakenberg, who won a world record in 1999 for the longest distance ever skated in a 24 hour period. Coincidentally Sandy Snakenberg participates in San Francisco’s Nude Skate in Golden Gate Park.
If you’re interested in nude roller skating check out The Nude Life website to find out when the next skating session is.
Bowling – Apparently naked bowling is the next greatest sport in the world. Bowling alleys are being rented out by nudist groups who want to do a little naked bowling. Part of the reason bowling alleys are so open to the idea is because they claim it keeps customers from trying to steal things since there’s nowhere to hide the goods.
To give naked bowling a try check with your local nudist resort or bowling alley for scheduled dates.
Yoga – I’m not sure which is more frightening; naked bicycle riding or men taking naked yoga classes. Oddly enough there are naked yoga classes offered all across the United States.
Naked yoga gives new meaning to doing downward doggie style. It isn’t surprising that naked yoga has more men attending classes than women. Being in the back row of a naked yoga class has got to be disturbing. To find a local naked yoga class near you check with the naked yoga website.
Ping-pong – Is ping-pong considered a sport? I’m not sure but I do remember playing ping-pong in gym class as a kid so I’m including it in this list.
Naked ping-pong is a relatively new game on the circuit. Local naked ping-pong tournaments are held in cities scattered across the U.S. Mostly attended by 30-something men and women.
Interestingly, naked ping-pong should not be confused with naked ping-pong; a club in New York that holds clothed ping-pong under the guise of naked ping-pong. Confusing, I know but the naked ping-pong tournament club uses the term loosely.
The owners of the naked ping-pong tournament club are hoping to build a ping-pong empire and supposedly it has nothing to do with the recently released movie “Balls of Fury.”
Strip Volleyball – Strip Volleyball is a lot like regular volleyball except in this game you start off fully clothed and end up completely naked. The great thing about strip volleyball is you can play with as little as 2 people or as many as 18.
The objective of strip volleyball is to get the opposing team to shed all their clothing. Every time either team scores a point the other team has to remove an article of clothing. The with the most clothes on wins the game.
Bobsledding – Imagine 4 people sitting in each other’s laps, naked and whooshing across the ice in a sled at incredible speeds. Not only are they probably freezing but they’re probably also trying to keep from scooting too far back.
I’m sure after reading this article you’re giving athletics some serious thought. Either that or you’re vowing to never visit San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park ever again. If you do ever decide to try one of these naked sports leave a comment and let us know how it went.