Rules: Contestants sit in a sauna for as long as they can as the temperature gradually increases. One by one they break and flee the room. The last man sitting, wins Origins: The World Championships spawned from unofficial sauna-sitting competitions held between a group of drunken Finnish guys which resulted in a ban from their local swimming hall. In defiance, they set up an annual event in 1999, which grew to include participants from over 20 countries. Saunas Nudity and Etiquette - Sauna nudity is common in Europe, less common in the U.S. Sauna nudity is often encouraged for more effectiveness. Learn about sauna nudity customs. Saunas Nudity and Etiquette - Sauna nudity is common in Europe, less common in the U.S. Sauna nudity is often encouraged for more effectiveness. Learn about sauna nudity customs.

Aug 09, 2010 · Sitting in a room with temperatures hot enough to make water boil may sound crazy but that is exactly what participants at Finland's World Sauna Championships have been doing for more than a decade. The World Sauna Championships were held in Heinola, Finland and ran from 1999 to 2010. The crazy competition saw contestants sit in a sauna for as long as possible, with the winner being the last person standing (or rather sitting and sweating). The wording 'Deutsche Aufguss-Meisterschaft' (lit. German sauna-infusion championships) can be seen on a board at the Obermain thermal bath in Bad Staffelstein, Germany, 11 July 2017. Until the 12 July 2017 the participants of the German sauna-infusion championships fight for the favour of the jury and for a spot at the world championships.