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11 Weird Sports That Were Actually In The Olympics

The IOC needs to bring each and every one of these back -- apart from live pigeon shooting.
July 1908: The Unites States tug-of-war team in action during the 1908 London Olympics at White City Stadium. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
July 1908: The Unites States tug-of-war team in action during the 1908 London Olympics at White City Stadium. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Some seriously strange sports have appeared at the Olympic Games over the years. Tug of war or live pigeon shooting, anyone?

With Rio 2016 kicking off on Friday, The Huffington Post takes a look at some of the weirdest events to have taken place at previous Olympiads.

Warning: Some are definitely not for the faint-hearted!

Check them out here:

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