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(New York Daily News)   The 1900 Olympic Games in Paris included the sports of Tug of war, Live pigeon shooting, Long jump for horses, and the Swimming obstacle race   (nydailynews.com) divider line 15
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2012-07-24 10:41:16 AM  
I've been to a pigeon shoot.

They are pretty common in my (red)neck of the woods.
 
2012-07-24 10:45:46 AM  
I already knew all that.

Not that I'm a particularly smart or knowledgeable guy... I've just read some version of this article about ten times since March.

/Journalism is lazy.
 
2012-07-24 10:46:28 AM  
The swimming obstacle course is just a standard swimming race, only the participants can't swim.
 
2012-07-24 10:48:54 AM  
They need to get rid of all the fancy prancing around bullshiat and stick to athletic events useful for combat the way it was at the beginning.

/yes women's beach volleyball is a combat skill
 
2012-07-24 10:57:19 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: They need to get rid of all the fancy prancing around bullshiat and stick to athletic events useful for combat the way it was at the beginning.

/yes women's beach volleyball is a combat skill


I know. I've played "Dead or Alive: Extreme Beach Volleyball".
 
2012-07-24 11:01:24 AM  
The only good pigeon is a dead pigeon. Bring back the sport.
 
2012-07-24 11:19:12 AM  
The live pigeon shoot is not officially part of the Olympic medal count. They've been trying to shift the blame to the World's fair which took place at the same time.
 
2012-07-24 11:35:52 AM  

Lost Thought 00: The only good pigeon is a dead pigeon. Bring back the sport.


this. or combine it with modern sport and play punt a pigeon.

and did the swimming obstacle race include:
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because that would have been awesome...
 
2012-07-24 11:40:58 AM  
Meh, I want the obstacle as an Olympic event. Yes an Olympic level Ninja Warrior course.

Hell you could brake it up into three stages, best time wins gold.
 
2012-07-24 01:36:51 PM  
Why not just bring back gladiator games
 
2012-07-24 03:00:10 PM  

groppet: Why not just bring back gladiator games


ARE YOU NOT SPORTS ENTERTAINED?
 
2012-07-24 04:24:04 PM  

groppet: Why not just bring back gladiator games


Not enough lions.
 
2012-07-24 06:07:21 PM  
In seven Olympiads, writers - almost always poets - were awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals alongside sprinters, weight lifters, and wrestlers. The general literature category was expanded in 1928, 1936, and 1948 to include specific contests for epic and lyric poetry.
 
2012-07-24 08:43:27 PM  
groppet: Why not just bring back gladiator games

So groppet, have you ever been inside a Turkish prison?
 
2012-07-26 12:16:51 PM  
carrier pigeons? I don't think they were extinct in 1900.
 
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