Odd Names of Former Olympic Sports

You will be surprised about some of the odd event names from the past Olympic Games at some time. Here is my top 10 unusual sport or event names, with links to a description of each. These are only a sample of the discontinued events has been part of the Games - see the full list. See also the list of unusualand demonstration sports.

  1. Roque
  2. Jeu de Paume
  3. Running Deer (shooting event)
  4. Basque Pelota (demonstration sport)
  5. Sur la Perche à la Pyramide (archery event)
  6. Budo: Japanese archery/wrestling/fencing) (demonstration sport)
  7. Kabaddi (demonstration sport)
  8. Pankration (Ancient Olympics)

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The next Olympics will be the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, followed by the Winter Olympics 2022 in Beijing. Check out the list of olympic sports, as well as discontinued and demonstration sports.

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