The 2018 Winter Olympic Games are about to get underway in PyeongChang, South Korea! The global sports event if a worldwide phenomenon that truly has something for everybody. Whether you’re into ice hockey or figure skating, there will be an Olympics event you will enjoy watching.
In fact, there have been all sorts of varied events throughout the vast history of the Olympic Games, and to be totally honest, some of them are just really strange. These are the weirdest sports that have actually been official Olympic events at some point in history.
Live Pigeon Shooting
For the Paris Olympics in 1900, people thought it would be a good idea to shoot live pigeons. Yeah.
Unfortunately, nearly 300 birds were killed. Belgian participant Leon de Lunden won the event by killing 21 pigeons. Needless to say, the event did not return the next Olympics. (Live pigeons were replaced with clay ones.)