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The Weirdest Olympic Sports

The Olympics weren’t always about being the fastest or the strongest. Here’s some of the other events that used to take place.
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  • Skeleton: Headfirst Down an Ice Tunnel on a Cookie Sheet
    Noelle Pikus Pace: The Price Paid to Become an Olympic Champion
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  • Curling: The 16th Century Scottish Sport Still Going Strong
    Broomgate: Curling Innovators
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  • The Winner Who Was Dead
    The Ancient Olympics
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  • The Bizarre 1900 Olympics
    The Strangest Games: The 1900 Paris Olympics
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  • Town Planning Was an Olympic Event
    16. Let the games begin
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  • Olympic Medals in Art & Literature
    Olympic Weirdness: Barefoot Marathons, Medals for Artwork, Pistol Dueling
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  • The Disorganized Olympic Tug of War
    426 - Tug of war at the 1900 Summer Olympics
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  • Who Wouldn't Want to Watch Ski Ballet?
    18: Discontinued Olympic Games (Ski ballet can be manly. Don’t judge)
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Noelle Pikus Pace: The Price Paid to Become an Olympic Champion
3 MINSPlayer Icon
The Ancient Olympics
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The Strangest Games: The 1900 Paris Olympics
2 MINSPlayer Icon
16. Let the games begin
2 MINSPlayer Icon
Olympic Weirdness: Barefoot Marathons, Medals for Artwork, Pistol Dueling
3 MINSPlayer Icon
426 - Tug of war at the 1900 Summer Olympics
2 MINSPlayer Icon
18: Discontinued Olympic Games (Ski ballet can be manly. Don’t judge)
1 MINPlayer Icon
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