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The All-Time Weirdest Sports of the Summer Olympic Games


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Weird Olympic Sports: Tug of War
Tug of War

Tug of War

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The schoolyard game was an Olympic sport from 1900-1920, and was only tossed because it lacked a governing international body.

In this picture, the UK team takes on Ireland at the 1908 games, where they would go on to beat USA for the gold.

But according to National Geographic, that UK team may have cheated by wearing spiked boots.

And that's why a sport needs an governing international body, I guess.

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