Weird olympic sports
Pulling your leg
. Tug-of-war was one of the events at the 1908 London Olympics. Here, members of the U.S. team test their strength at the stadium in White City.
. Roller hockey, unlike its ice cousin, failed to capture the imagination. It appeared at just one Olympics Barcelona in 1992.
Shooting the breeze
. Live pigeon shooting only appeared once at the 1900 Olympics in Paris. Nearly 300 birds were slain in the bloody spectacle. Today, clay targets are standard.
Against all obstacles
. At the same 1900 Olympics, obstacle course swimmers had to negotiate boats and poles. Today the River Seine is more likely to accomodate triathletes in the citys annual competition.
Fencing s foundations
. Before there was fencing, there was the French martial art La Canne. The sport first appeared at the 1924 Paris Olympics and much like the name suggests, involved wooden canes.
. Rope climbing was dropped from the Olympics in 1932. But that hasnt stopped professional climbers still keeping the sport alive. Here, climber Marcus Bottay scales a five-meter rope bare-handed in Sydney, Australia.
. Club swinging first appeared at the 1904 St. Louis Olympics and involved athletes twirling clubs. Historians believe it was the precursor to rhythmic gymnastic events that use ribbons and hoops.
Jumping for joy
. When it comes to trampolining, precise technique and perfect body control are vital for success, with judges delivering marks for difficulty, execution and time of flight, minus penalties, Olympic officials say.
Walk this way
. Race walkers must have one foot on the ground at all times or risk disqualification. The result? A distinctive sashay.
. If the previous entries have left you longing for bizarre times past (or future, if pole dancing is thrown in the mix), fear not: The modern Olympic Games still feature plenty of strange sports. First up: skeleton. Granted, many of the ice track sports seem a little bizarre and more than a little dangerous. But there is something uniquely perilous-seeming about the sport known as skeleton. (Even the name makes it sound ominous. Luge, by comparison, sounds like it could double as a warm tasty beverage.)
. Ski jumping involves shooting yourself down a steep incline on two little sticks (some call them skis; were not convinced this is an accurate description given the circumstances), then launching yourself into the air to see how far you can travel. And that tends to be a long, long way. For spectators, its like seeing Superman in action, but without any of the superhuman powers. If hanging in an abyss high above snow-packed ground sounds pleasant, well, this might just be the sport for you. Dont even get us started on ski aerials.
. As far as bizarre sports go, curling, in all its slippery, broom-wielding glory, leaves us especially captivated. And its not just the fascinating activities and conversations among teammates that keep us glued to the TV screen, its also the bewilderment: Who on Earth conceived of this sport in the first place?
. Take two favorite pastimes, soccer and hockey, smash them together, and you have one of the strangest winter games ever included in the Olympics. Bandy was a demonstration sport in the 1952 Oslo Winter Olympics and involves two teams of 11 players that compete in a 90 minute game, which is played on a rink the size of a soccer field. They took the sticks and skates from hockey and use a ball instead of a puck. Basically its field hockey on ice skates, but with soccer rules. The game itself isnt necessarily strange, but why bother when you already have an Olympic event in which teams skate around whacking something with a stick? Maybe theyll renew interest in bandy by tossing elements from football or baseball in the mix as well.
. The luge is a narrow sled that speeds down mountains at faster speeds than both the skeleton and the bobsled. Its inclusion as a weird event lies in its extreme danger. People have died. Enough said. Olympians competing in this event lie on their backs on a sled as they hurl themselves down an icy track, and pray to whatever god they favor that they dont end in a mess of bone and blood. The pairs event is even better, where your teammate lies on top of you so you dont die cold and alone. This suicide mission is such a popular event in the Winter Olympics that they decided to expand the insanity in 2014 with the luge team relay event.
. Skiing and shooting. Together. Is there any need to go on? The biathlon is a strange event primarily because it combines two things you dont see done together in the natural world. Competitors must complete a cross-country race, pause to take five shots at a target, race again, and shoot again, until theyve completed the required number of loops. Poor shots get time added to your final score. The competitor with the lowest combined time wins the gold. Perhaps they should make it interesting and require the athletes to shoot while skiing. It would still be less dangerous than the luge.
. This is real. Skijoring is a real sport that many, many people still participate in. As shown above, its an activity that involves strapping your feet to skis and your torso to dogs and then going as fast as you can. In fancier locales, horses may be used instead of dogs. You can also (obviously) use a snowmobile, though that would sort of take the sport out of it, wouldnt it? Skijoring made only one appearance in the Olympics at the 1928 Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Being one of the aforementioned fancier locales, the athletes were towed behind horses without riders, and for some reason, the race was held on a frozen lake, where there were no jumps. Switzerland swept the race, though it didnt really matter since it was just a demonstration event.
Sled Dog Racing
. Hooray for dogs! Sled dog racing is exactly what it sounds like, and youre probably used to seeing the sport in the context of the Iditarod in Alaska. Whereas those dogs run for days and cover over 1,000 miles, the Olympic sled dog racing demonstration was a much more humble affair. Taking place at the 1932 Games in Lake Placid, the single appearance of sled dog racing at the Olympics was a fleeting one. The event saw two races on a 25.1-mile course. Six dogs pulled each sled and times ranged from two to three-and-a-half hours. Only two countries participated: Canada and the United States. Canada won by less than two minutes.
Ice Stock Sport
. Although its name sort of looks like broken English, ice stock sport is a truly popular activity in the Alps, where it is known as Eisstockschieben. If youve ever played bocce ball or understand curling, ice stock sport will make immediate sense to you. (Or you should. Truth be told Ive watched tons of curling and still have no idea whats going on.) Players basically slide ice stocks, metal contraptions that resemble Roombas wearing funny hats, as close as they can to a target. You also get play for distance.
. Now this just sounds like an accident waiting to happen. As the name implies, speed skiing involves going really fast on skis as fast as you can, in fact. Its not a timed race. The point is literally to clock the fastest speed while going down a hill. Dont try this at home.
Equestrian Long Jump
. While humans still compete to jump as far as they can in current Olympiads, horses were cut from the sport in 1900, after their only chance at gold, in Paris. The winning jump was measured at just over 20 feet, by Constant van Langendonck on his horse Extra Dry. For the record, Langendonck got the medal, not Extra Dry.
. Olympic gymnasts are capable of incredible tricks using nothing but their own bodies. So it seems like overkill to give them a trampoline; its a bit like strapping a jet pack to sprinters. Competitors pull off some real high-flying stunts, but they never feel quite as impressive as what they can do on the ground.
Solo Synchronized Swimming
. The strangest thing about this one is the oxymoronic name. The sport itself, in the Games between 1984 and 1992, consists of one person dancing in the water, alone, but to music. Its doubtful many people were surprised or upset when it lost its Olympic status.
. Slalom is a word that usually refers to the ski event in the Winter Olympics. But the Summer Games include canoe and kayak slalom (women can only compete in the latter). In whats also known as whitewater canoeing, medalist hopefuls paddle through (artificial) rapids, swinging back and forth through 25 gates.
. At the 1906 Games in Athens, Frenchman L?on Moreaux took gold in the 20 meter pistol shooting event, Greek Konstantinos Skarlatos won the 30 meter. Of course, it wouldnt be in the spirit of the Olympics to put athletes in front of firing bullets; competitors fired at mannequins dressed in frock coats.
. Even events in the modern Olympics can get outdated. In 1912, Pierre de Coubertins modern pentathlon debuted at the Stockholm Games. Just as the Ancient Greek pentathlon demanded five skills required by the soldier of the day (long jump, javelin throw, discus throw, running, and wrestling), the modern version was inspired by the pre-World War I soldier.
. Thats right -- the gym class activity you probably hated as a child was actually an Olympic sport until the 1932 Games in Los Angeles. Part of the gymnastics category, the event consisted of a climb, using only the hands and arms, to the top of a rope around 25 feet long. (The details varied with each Olympics.)
50 Kilometer Race Walk
. The obvious silliness of speed walking, or race walking, is balanced by the length of the longer event: 50 kilometers, just over 31 miles. The most amazing part of the sport is that when it comes down to the wire, no one loses their composure and breaks into a run in a desperate bid to take home the gold medal.
Standing High Jump
. These days, the ability to jump from a standstill is really only important to basketball and football players looking to impress talent scouts. But from 1900 until 1912, the standing high jump was an Olympic sport.Amazingly, American Ray Ewry won the gold at all five of those Games. Even more impressive is the fact that he spent part of his childhood in a wheelchair after contracting polio. Its an inspirational sports movie waiting to happen.
Team Pursuit Cycling
. Team pursuit cycling consists of two teams of four cyclists in a four kilometer race: pretty normal. Whats strange is how the actual event works. The two teams start from opposite ends of an indoor track; they approach the finish line from either side. The four cyclists race in single file, letting the leader take the brunt of the wind resistance. After a set interval, he swings to the outside of the track and joins the group at its back.Its not the first member of the team to cross the line who determines the final time; nor is is the fourth: The third racer is the one who matters. To take advantage of this quirk, one rider will go for a death pull in the closing moments of the race, pedaling 100 percent to give his teammates behind him an extra advantage, then pulling out and letting them go for the gold.
. Thats right, badminton is an Olympic sport. Otherwise known as the sport fancy ladies play while wearing fancy hats during their tea breaks. Just thinking about badminton makes me want to talk in a high-pitched voice and an English accent like a cross between a cross-dressing Monty Python sketch and a Jane Austen novel, except from a much more American perspective. Oh, hello there, Mrs. Bigglesworth. So nice of your to join. May I interest you in a crumpet during your serve? I assure you they are quite a delight. Im sorry, but Im afraid my dear complexion simply cannot handle sugary confections without breaking out in hives. I think I may have moved to southern lady at some point in my head there.
. You just know this is filled with arseholes (the Olympics are in London so we must adopt their swear words). Remember going to rec centers or after-school programs or camp and there was always one kid who was unbelievably better than everyone else at ping pong (probably because his parents were divorced so they bought him a ping pong table to buy his love, but instead he just used that table to work out all the guilt and loneliness their divorce caused him
. Im not going to say anything bad about weightlifters. I dont have a death wish.
. Ah, finally something that seems like an actual sport
. Sumo is not an Olympic sport. Karate is not an Olympic sport. Why is judo? Judo is the least interesting of those three! Theres no punching or kicking. Theres just precise throwing. Im sure judo is cool in its own ways, but I guarantee Im bored halfway through the first match. Now, sumo? That Id watch all the way through. Can we swap?
. Ok, Olympics, now youre just laughing at poor countries. And since when is sailing a sport? Isnt it more an activity for bored rich people? Jeez, no wonder Mitt Romney was able to run this thing (I know he ran the winter Olympics, just suck it up, Im not going to let fact get in the way of a good joke). I mean, sailing was actually officially called yachting until 1996. Way to just draw a dick on Estonias face, Olympics (out of 43 countries that have won sailing medals, Estonia ranks 42nd with 2 Bronze medals Boom! Youve been Wikipediad).
. Another actual sport that I know nothing about. This is the sport you were forced to play in gym class because it was really cool and you were totally going to love it. Only you didnt and everyone broke the rules constantly because no one understood them. Good times. You play on teams and its very similar to playing soccer with your hands. The idea is to throw the ball into the goal. The ball is moved up the court by passing, dribbling, and walking. Players can take up to three steps without dribbling and then can take another three steps after they dribble the ball. A player with the ball who stops moving has three seconds to pass the ball. The number three is apparently rather important.
. In this event people shoot guns. This hardly seems fair to people who have to run around a whole lot for their sport. It especially seems unfair to the winter Olympians who are in the skiing and shooting event who have to do all that skiing first (that event is called the biathlon which is far too mundane for a sport that is skiing and then shooting at stuff). There are three different types of guns shot in this event: a rifle, a pistol, and a shotgun. The rifle and pistol are fired at target, while the shotgun round is pretty much skeet shooting. Little orange disks are fired into the air and are shot. Thats pretty much it. Yea
. Oh good, shooting, yet somehow less relevant. I know everyones all, Archerys all cool now! Hunger Games! Avengers! Brave! But the thing is, archery will never be cool. Archerys cool to that kid in high school who kinda scared you and had a crossbow for no reason that he used to kill squirrels. Everyone else thinks its kinda lame. Theres a reason Hawkeye didnt have his own movie.Lets bring the archery team to watch the shooting competition so they can wallow in their own obsolescence. Itll be like watching a newspaper reporter trying to understand Twitter. So sad, yet so funny.
. If it wasnt enough to have people doing ballet in unison in the water, we now have horse ballet. I dont understand where the athletics come in, except maybe on the horses part. Do they give the horses the medal? I doubt it. If I expressed earlier that any of the categories were somehow elitist, I apologize, weve truly found the ultimate sport of the one percent. Hire a trainer to train your horse to dance. The horse does almost all the work, the trainer does the rest, and you get to sit back and take credit for it all. Oh, and you have to own a horse. Thats why its no surprise that Mitt Romney (Hey, Mitt!) has a horse in the dressage competition this year. A horse named Rafalca. Oh, look, Rafalca has her own Twitter account (Hey, Rafalca! Good luck!).
. Back to the horses. Can someone please give a horse a medal. Do the horses need to prove their citizenship in order to compete? Lets just say you heard the words horse ballet and thought, Well, I guess thats kind of crazy, but what else you got? How about a horse obstacle course? Yep, horse obstacle course is an Olympic sport. But thats not all. The obstacles the horses need to steer around or jump over are out-of-their-minds ridiculous. Things like a castle or a re-creation of the planet Saturn.
. So, horses jumping over ridiculous items wasnt enough for you? Ok, how about horse triathlon? Horse triathlon. When I first heard that phrase, my brain exploded. Im only alive today thanks to the power of duct tape.What? How is a horse triathlon a thing? I guess I should stop asking that after horse ballet and horse obstacle course, but okay.Eventing includes dressage, cross-country, and show jumping. We already know dressage is horse ballet. Cross-country is a horse obstacle course, but without the crazy obstacles. The obstacles tend to be more along the lines of logs which I guess is less crazy than Saturn. Its an endurance test. Show jumping has the horse given a certain amount of time to, as cleanly as possible, clear the jumps of a course.
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