Everyone one wants to make history. Some men have become the first to win coffins as prizes in a sports competition now confirmed as the World’s Most Depressing Sports Competition. Guess what! Only undertakers participate in the game.
Copa Ataúdes or Coffin Cup, a yearly futsal tournament hosted by the Peruvian city of Juliaca, has been dubbed the world’s most depressing sports competition for offering coffins as prizes to the three best teams, reports Oddity Central.
The Juliaca Coffin Cup is a competition between teams representing the twelve largest funeral houses in the Puno Region of southeastern Peru, so it kind of makes sense that the main prizes be something representative of the funeral business. Still, fighting your heart out on the pitch for an expensive casket you have to share with five other teammates doesn’t exactly sound worthwhile. That didn’t stop the winning team from parading their $1,300 luxury coffin on their shoulders and singing “Olé, olé, campeon!” at the end of the final match, though.
Even the names of the teams that participated in the competition are as depressing as the competition itself. The 12 teams competing in Coffin Cup 2019 chose names for themselves, such as “Last Goodbye”, “Eternal Dream”, “Rest and Peace”, “Los Angeles” or “Road to Paradise”.
The top prize for the winning team was a luxury coffin valued at 4,500 soles (about $1,300) while the second and third place teams received cheaper models. Organizers declared themselves proud of being the first to offer coffins as prizes in a sports competition, and promised to put even more expensive ones on the line next year.
“I want to thank God. Never at an international level has there been an inter-hospitality championship with coffins as prizes,” a Coffin Cup official told reporters.
On how the winners intend to share the expensive coffin, of course they won’t cut it into pieces and hang in their homes. Next best option is to sell it off and split the cash. They already have the ‘honour’ if being the first to win coffins as prizes; and they are proud of that.
(with reports from Oddity Central)