Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Discontinued Olympic Sports

This is funny. I might actually tune in if they still had these:

Tug-of-war (1900-1920):
Two teams of eight try to pull a rope six feet; if neither team reaches the mark after five minutes, the team that pulls the farthest wins.

Live pigeon shooting (1900): The birds were released and shooters tried to kill as many as possible.

Equestrian high jump (1900): Riders see who can jump the highest on horseback.

1 comment:

manbearpig said...

I'm all for the Tug O' War. Remember those from the old "Superstars" competitions on ABC. Freakin' AWESOME!!!!!!!!