Sword to Shot Put: 10 Olympic Sports You've Never Thought About

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Sword to Shot Put: 10 Olympic Sports You've Never Thought About

Ever wonder how much a javelin weighs or where the pole vault came from? Olympics events feature some pretty odd sports equipment. Here's a run-down of the Game's most intriguing competitions.

High Hurdles

Height:1.067 meters high (about 3.5 feet, used in 110 meter)

The hurdles used in the 110 high hurdles are higher than standard hurdles by about six inches, making each hurdle the height of an average 4-year-old. The caveat here is that they cram all 10 hurdles into 110 meters, leaving only 30 feet between them. Think you can leap over 10 preschoolers spaced 10 yards apart running at full speed?

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