I liked this link on discontinued Olympic events and the rabbit trail it took me down so much I decided I had to put it on my blog. No way Phelps is the leader in gold medals if some of these were still on the docket… 🙂
My favorites from the list have to be the following. What are yours?
- Standing long jump
- Rope climb
- 200m obstacle swim race
- Club swinging
- Running deer shooting
- Men’s sailors 100 meter freestyle
- Croquet — “This tournament was also not a success with the spectators. Only one fan watched the events – an Englishman who had traveled from Nice especially for the occasion. No wonder we have not seen this event at the Olympics again.” —
Thanks to Top End Sports for compiling this list!