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What do you think is the oddest event in the Olympics?

Asked by Snoopy (5798points) August 14th, 2008

I had never even HEARD of synchronized diving. I looked up at the TV….and thought “what the..?!?”

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marinelife's avatar

I think it is ribbon gymnastics. That is so not a sport.

Snoopy's avatar

Marina…I forgot about that one…. LOL

kevbo's avatar

Did you know that they added tanning (as in sun/salon) as a new Olympics sport?

shilolo's avatar

Trampolines… Still shocked! Highest degree of difficulty, jamming a song while doing your trampoline routine.

flyawayxxballoon's avatar

Table tennis…I mean, since when is a glorified version of ping-pong a sport?!

simone54's avatar

Modern Pentathlon is odd to me. It’s fencing, shooting, swimming, running, and horse jumping.

Snoopy's avatar

Simone….Wow! Sounds like the perfect sport for someone w/ mulitple pesonality disorder.

simone54's avatar

It would awesome if they combined all five of those into one event.

You ride horse, in a pool, you get a sword and gun and you have knock they other guys down. That would be awesome!

Snoopy's avatar

LOL! That would be awesome!

kevbo's avatar

There’s some controversy, though, because it’s impossible to achieve gold or silver.

AstroChuck's avatar

Synchronized Patty Cake. Also Men’s Sword Fighting. No, I don’t mean fencing

Poser's avatar

@snoopy—Sounds more like a sport for ADD sufferers.

Bri_L's avatar

@ Kevbo – AWESOME! At first I thought you were joking about early Doonsbury cartoons where zonker was a professional tanner. Then the punch line. Great one.

@ Marina I agree. Foolishness.

@ simone I like the way you think.

Theotherkid's avatar

Indoor Table Tennis… AKA ping pong.

breedmitch's avatar

Live Pigeon Shooting although it was discontinued early last century.

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

Ball Room Dancing. WTF?

shrubbery's avatar

Rhythmic gymnastics

simone54's avatar

Steeplechase, it’s race that horses do but for people.

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