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    Discontinued Olympic events seem awfully helpful

    Discontinued Olympic events seem awfully helpful

    The Economist published a list of discontinued Olympic sports since the games of 1896. While this year we can count on such sports as Synchronized Diving, Beach Volleyball, and Water Polo, other events have come and gone.

    What many of these discontinued events have in common, and I’m only half-applying the “sarc tag,” is their nod to basic skills of the past. Skills that might come in handy for us again?

    I don’t know what Underwater Swimming entails, but I think I’d like to see that come back, along with Running-Deer shooting and especially Tug-of-War.

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    but yet no rugby.


     
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    PaterNovem | August 8, 2012 at 12:36 am

    Club swinging has just become “swinging”. It’s what they do at the Olympic village between events. That’s why they go thru so many condoms. NBC can’t show it, though… Not yet anyhow…


     
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    Same Same | August 8, 2012 at 9:45 am

    The event we need to see is Horseback Archery.


     
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    I R A Darth Aggie | August 8, 2012 at 9:52 am

    I don’t know what Underwater Swimming entails

    Just what it sounds like: swimming the distance underwater. Sounds quite challenging.


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