While the Fifa World Cup in Brazil might be throwing up the
odd instance of 'dirty' play, an event in Germany is taking
that concept to a whole new level.
The Wattolümpiade, or ''Mud Olympics'', takes place in
Brunsbüttel, a town in the north of Germany that lies on the
mouth of the Elbe river, near the North Sea.
Participants compete in football, handball and volleyball
matches, among other events, on the river's intertidal zone,
its website says.
The Wattolümpiade took place on July 6 this year.
Founded in 2004 by painter and sculptor Jens Rusch, the Mud
Olympics are a charity event raising funds for cancer relief.