LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 13: The Olympic rings are seen at Olympic Park as it is announced that Dame Tessa Jowell has died on May 13, 2018 in London, England. Tessa Jowell was a former Labour party cabinet minister and was instrumental in the campaign to bring the Olympic Games to London. She was also known for her work on Sure Start, a flagship scheme to support children in the early years and her later campaigning on cancer research. She was diagnosed with a brain tumor in May 2017. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)
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Eleven Odd Sports That Used To Be Part Of The Olympics

In early anticipation of the Summer Games in Tokyo, The Huffington Post is listing out eleven weird sports we never knew were part of the Olympic games.

From Tug of War to live pigeon shooting, the Olympics has an interesting roster of competition. Check it out below.

  1. Live pigeon shooting
  2. Swimming obstacle course
  3. Tug of War
  4. Long jump for horses
  5. High jump for horses
  6. Plunge for distance
  7. Croquet
  8. Rope climbing
  9. Tandem bicycle sprint
  10. Standing high jump
  11. Underwater swimming

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