10 Strange Sports That Used To Be In The Olympics

1. Tug-of-War

Tug-of-War

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

Eight men were pulling the rope on each side, and victory was awarded to those able to drag the other team six feet from the starting 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?

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