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I’m not all sure I’d want to see a few of these… it be like watching paint dry, but here are some interesting back-in-the-day Olympic competitions from

Imagine, just as excited as you get over Olympic events such as Swimming, Basketball and Gymnastics, people once were excited about Poodle Clipping and these 9 other unusual Olympic Sports.

1. Solo Synchronized Swimming 1984-1992

2. Live Pigeon Shooting 1900

3. Rope Climbing 1892-1932

4. Surf Life Saving 1900. Surfing combined with life saving techniques.

5. Tug-Of-War 1900-1920

6. Poodle Clipping 1900

7. Dueling Pistols 1912

8. Competitive Art 1912. Competition of painting, drawing, sculpting and poetry.

9. Hot Air Ballooning 1900

10. Swimming Obstacle 1900. Swimming race with an obstacle course in the way

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