25 Obsolete Olympic Sports You Might Not Believe Were Once Included
With the 2016 Summer Olympics in full swing, we are here with another post dedicated to this amazing international sport event. There are mo...
With the 2016 Summer Olympics in full swing, we are here with another post dedicated to this amazing international sport event. There are more than 11,000 athletes from more than 200 countries competing in 28 Olympic sports at this year´s Summer Olympics hosted by Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While the Olympics (whether summer or winter) is always the most important sport event of the particular year, the numbers of athletes, countries, and sports featured at the competitions differ. For various reasons, the International Olympic Committee has removed some sports and replaced them with others. Known as so called discontinued sports, these sports were usually removed from the Olympics because of lack of interest or due to absence of an appropriate governing body. Some sports (such as tennis or archery) were once dropped by the committee but managed to return to the Olympic program later. However, some other sports have been discontinued for years, and they will probably never make it back. To pay tribute to the sports that used to be competed in at some of the earlier Olympics but have been discontinued since then, we created this post with 25 Olympic sports that have gone extinct. From tug of war and ski ballet to lacrosse and rope climbing, here are 25 Obsolete Olympic Sports You Might Not Believe Were Once Included.
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