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Weirdest Sports You Didn’t Realize Were in the Olympics

Weirdest Sports You Didn’t Realize Were in the Olympics October 16, 2019Leave a comment

    The Olympics are an institution. So are its sports. But it hasn’t always been all volleyball and gymnastics. Check out some of the weirder Olympic events that got cut…

    Rope Climbing

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    While this may sound like one of those old-timey strongman events, rope climbing was part of the gymnastics competition in 1896. Competitors weren’t only marked on time, but style. While the goal was definitely to reach the top of the 14-metre-high rope, points were allotted for style in case competitors did not reach the top, or to differentiate two competitors who did. Both the gold and silver medalists did climb all the way to the top.