The 10 Most Ridiculous REAL Olympic Sports


The Olympics are fast approaching, and while most people can’t wait to watch the Women’s 100m or see how Michael Phelps does in his 7 events, I’m more excited to see some of the lesser known Olympic sports. Not to see who wins or anything, but just for personal amusement at how bizarre the events are. You might be surprised at exactly how many weird sports are going on for London 2012.

Did you know there are 4 different types of cycling people can compete in? How about Judo and Taekwondo (Where’s Kung Fu, Olympic committee?!)? Take a look at our top 10 most ridiculous Olympic Sports…

[Swimming photo via testing /Shutterstock]

Born, raised, and living in London, Ellen balances a life filled with reading an excessive number of books, attempting to do Pilates, and writing for Cosmopolitan UK alongside CollegeCandy. Contact me: @twitter