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Now that Rio 2016 is over, it is time to look back at earlier editions of the Olympic Games when stranger sports where on the menu. 

Unfortunately for us, the Olympic Committee worked hard to eliminate any source of amusement, leaving us with games we all know and get bored seeing year after year.

As far as we can see, the first editions of the Olympic Games were rather experimental. Dangerous, bloody, or plain silly, it is impossible for us to understand why someone would give medals for winners in bizarre sports.

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With golf back in the Olympic family, we can also hope the guys at the CIO understand the importance of traditions and nostalgia. What better way to symbolize the longevity and success of the Olympic spirit than by bringing back an old flame.

1. Tug-of-War

1. Tug-of-War

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The Tug-of-War might sound as the kind of game you played during summer camp, but it managed to be present at the Olympic Games from 1900 to 1920. 

Eight man were pulling the rope on each side and victory was awarded to those able to drag the other team six feet from the start position.

The United Kingdom was particularly successful at this past Olympic event, and British athletes won two golds and one silver medal.

Tug-of-War is notorious for producing funny slips and for making men’s hands look suspicious. Do you regret missing the chance to see this on your flat Ultra HD TV?

Create a petition to your National Olympic Committee and chances are you will be the force behind the biggest comeback in sports history.

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