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The Fight Over One of the World’s Deadliest Sports

In this thousand-year-old pastime, 50 men battle to mount a charging bull. The riders say it’s an essential part of their heritage. Animal rights activists want it outlawed.

The Passion of a Male Pole Dancing Champion

Now that this unconventional sport has gone mainstream, these acrobatic young men are ready for the spotlight, too.

The Pain and Pride of Britain’s Wildest Ballgame

Every Shrove Tuesday, the entire town of Ashbourne erupts in a brutal football match where almost anything goes and the rare glory of scoring a goal is savored for generations.

Getting Hooked on the Weird and Wonderful World of Body Suspension

The Secret Life of Competitive Grippers

Clasping heavy-duty handles closed may not seem like a serious endeavor, but for this strange sport’s athletes, it’s the ultimate testosterone test.

A 360° View of India’s Gravity-Defying Pole Wrestlers

Get up close and personal with the athletes of the reemerging ancient pastime of mallakamb, in Narratively’s first 360 film.

Can Synchronized Skating Finally Make the Leap to Olympic Sport?

It started as hokey entertainment during hockey games, but now this unlikely team sport is all grown up—and the impressive athletes of “synchro” want respect on the world...

Meet the World’s Youngest Female Monster Truck Driver

Even before she was old enough to legally drive a car, Rosalee Ramer knew how to make her 10,000-pound truck do exactly what she wanted.

The Unstoppable Iron Men of Chennai