In the spirit of the FIFA 2010 World Cup, on the mud flats of Brunsbuettel near Hamburg, Germany holds the annual the Wadden Olympics
known as 'Wattoluempiade
': translated 'mud Olympics'
. 16 teams take part in soccer events as well as volleyball, handball and 'Tampentrecken', a sort of tug-of-war over the river Elbe.
To read more on travel in South Africa during the FIFA, read our South Africa for the football widow
and South African safety guide