9+ Weirdest Sports In The Olympics THat You Don’t Know Before

The list of events at the Rio Olympics leaves a lot to be desired, but we can still look forward to watching amazing athletes competiting in 33 sports. In track and field alone, we get to see 16 different events, while there are 14 swimming events worth looking out for, There are 10 disciplines within rhythmic gymnastics, 7 in boxing, 5 weightlifting, and other events like volleyball and tennis.

It may not be the most mainstream event, but there will be something for everyone. The events you’ve described are a great example of athletic competition in comparison to certain Olympic events which were (or, instead), It’s pointless and you don’t need to know 9 of the most ridiculous sports in the Olympics.

Solo Synchronised Swimming

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Synchronised swimming is an Olympic sport because it is indeed considered to be one. That’s why there are women’s categories. There are no men’s categories for any other Olympic sport, as none of them are classified as being a sport.

The idea of synchronised swimming is to have a whole team of participants performing in perfect unison. The clue is in the name. And yet, somehow the “Olympic Overlords” deemed solo synchronised swimming worthy of inclusion in 1984, 1988 and 1992.

 Horse Long Jump and Horse High Jump

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The person placing the horserace bets often gets more adoration than the people placing bets in general. After all, they’re usually so overshadowed by the event that only a fraction of people who place bets get any attention at all.

Charles Dickens was one of the early pioneers in web publishing – he was one of the first to recognize that what he published on his blog would be read by people all over the world. He self-published his work in parts, with both his publications “The Pickwick Papers” and “Oliver Twist” containing chapters released one at a time.

Plunge For Distance Sampe Sin

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Scrabble is a lot of fun. I sometimes play it with my children or friends, but there are also times I like to challenge myself by playing against my computer. At the 1904 Olympic Games in St Louis, American competitors were required to dive into a wading pool and then swim under, after up to one minute. The winner was William Dickey, who drifted 62.5 feet underwater

3,000 M Steeplechas

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With hurdles and water jumps, track and field is a sport that you wouldn’t win at any time soon. But it’s always an interesting event to watch. Why not add optional events, such as running 100 meters or dodging bullets?

Live Pigeon Shooting

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We’re back in Paris 1900 for one of the most shameful events in Olympic history and become one of weirdest sports in the olympics. Players will use bow & arrows to slaughter as many pigeons as possible, and if they miss two in a row, they’ll be done. The event is won by Leon De Lunden, who managed to kill 21 pigeons in 20 seconds. By the end of the event over 300 mangled pigeons lie dead on the field. Some might find it an ugly enterprise, but there’s no denying that it takes skill

Modern Pentathlon

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Our lives are very random at times especially for weirdest sports in the olympics. It can feel like reality TV, where stuff just happens without any meaning to it. Other times it can feel like a war zone, where everything is black and white and people are pure evil. We like to think of ourselves as being in the “grey area”, but life is mostly made of nothing but “grey”

Pistol Duelling

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This is the strangest form of dueling that was ever invented. It was invented by a French guy in the late 1800s and became popular shortly after from American showmen have been looking for something that is exciting and new to add to their shows. Sadly, this sport has no excitement at all and the only reason people do it is for amusement.

200 M Swimming Obstacle Race

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Usually you don’t know what you’re talking about weirdest sports in the olympics. It’s not possible for anyone to swim a 100 yards in a river with that many people, let alone the French back in 1900. I’m simply at a loss for words about this one, but it’s also sort of wonderful. Swimmers don’t really compete against each other, they are more focused on the swimmer next to them. It’s not about winning or losing, it’s about finishing the race and participating in this event.

Walking

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This event has been held during the Olympic games before and famous with weirdest sports in the olympics. This one-of-a-kind opportunity provides a chance for businesses to increase their visibility while at the same time promoting themselves. For example, take the famous Sir Paul. In his book “A Nation Divided” he accurately notes that “People are more interested in sex than money.” He goes on to say that “People are more concerned with the size of their bank account than their bank balance.” These statements might be true but doesn’t change the fact that

Poodle Clipping

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We can now finish this list with the 1900 Paris Olympics. This wasn’t the first time Olympic events were held, but it was before they were regarded as an ‘official event’. The poodles were all the same size, but if they weren’t docile, then things would have been much more difficult. The poodle owner of the eventual gold winner “Avril Lafoule” likely did it for some reason we may never know.

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