Summer Olympics: 16 'Sports' That Should Be Included But Aren't (PHOTOS)

It's only the beginning of the 2012 summer Olympics in London, but already we've noticed a few things missing from the festivities.

Fortunately, we're not short on ridiculous fans and outfits, but we couldn't help noticing how events like beach volleyball and air rifle shooting are included, but pole dancing and beer poing are not. What's up with that?

There are actually a ton of physically straining and entertaining activities that should obviously be included in the Olympics but instead are hopelessly ignored. We're talking competitive eating, potato sack races and H.O.R.S.E. (oh sure, they include "basketball"). Seriously, there are at least 16 things that would be amazing if turned into televised, worldwide competitions. Just check out the slideshow below and tell us if you don't agree.

If curling can make it into the winter Olympics, we think we could at least one of these into the next summer games.

Things That Should Be Olympic Sports

Correction: This list initially included badminton, which we didn't realize was an Olympic sport. We regret the error but still stand by our statement that "shuttlecock" is a really funny word.