Dwarf-tossing is outlawed in France and in several US states. A United Nations human rights committee ruled that the 'sport' is contrary to human dignity. For those not in the know, a dwarf is generally defined as an individual who is 4' 10'' tall or shorter. And there really is a British Association of Dwarf Throwers. And you really can rent-a-dwarf in the US via the website www.
NSW hotel apologises for promoting 'midget-tossing' event, did not plan to throw a person
Dwarf Tossing - The Rules
Former England captain Milke Tindall says he has "no regrets" over his drunken antics during the World Cup. Tindall, 36, who retired from professional rugby last year, has revealed he had a "great time" with his team mates when they ended up in a bar which had a dwarf-throwing competition. The players were on a drink-fuelled night out during the World Cup in New Zealand celebrating their win over Argentina. Zara Phillips: 'There will be no more babies yet. I want to try to get to the Rio Olympics'.
The Manchester Evening News revealed how organisers planned to hold the event - promoted as the biggest of its kind in Britain - at Pure, in the Printworks, tomorrow. By David Ottewell. Scrapped: Dwarf-tossing will not be held at the Printworks Get the biggest daily stories by email Subscribe We will use your email address only for the purpose of sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights.
A related formerly practiced activity was dwarf-bowling, in which a person with dwarfism was placed on a skateboard and used as a bowling ball. Australia is commonly thought of as the place where dwarf-tossing originated. Laws may prohibit dwarf-tossing implicitly, but there are not explicit laws preventing a consenting dwarf from being 'tossed'.