The next one (episode two, I missed the first episode I think, it was so long ago I can't remember) is, I believe the one in Africa, that looked easy. Going further down though, some of the tasks seemed easy for them, as they whooped a fair few of the tribes who play these sports all the time. I just though it should be normal people, and how they react, not athletic people. As you and others said, a combat athelete would have done very well indeed.
I did like it because it was a good way of seeing new sports/traditions, and having western people try them out. That I enjoyed as it was seeing who could be sink, and who would swim. Overall the series was enjoyable, even the majority of the characters were nice to watch.
Just out of curiousity, is the american version narrated by an america, and is it in the format of most american reality/tv programmes, or is it still narrated by an english person, and in english televison style.That is so funny to see the american version when I'm english.