The Olympic Games were revived at the end of the 19th century

The Olympic Games were revived at the end of the 19th century as a celebration of sport, health, and amateurism. They show the world what the human body is capable of if you just work out all day, eat really boring food, and are willing to pee into a cup in front of strangers. Those who push themselves to the limit and succeed become national heroes.

But it would definitely be weird to see the tug of war championship team on a Wheaties box, or even the gold medalist in painting. Over the years, the Olympics have experimented with some truly bizarre events. Or they have dropped perfectly normal sports that just didn't work out for one reason or another. Some of them might make another appearance in the Games one day, while others are likely gone forever. Which is a shame, because a few of these competitions are perfect for people who would love to be Olympians but hate exercise.

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