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.

Hammer Throw

Weight: 16 pounds

Head: Solid iron or metal no softer than brass

Wire: Single, unbroken length of string-wire no less than 3 mm

Handle: Symmetric design, rigid, without hinges

This isn't a hammer that you can buy at your local Home Depot. In fact, the hammer looks nothing like a hammer at all. It looks like a weapon one of the Starks will eventually use to slay a dragon on Game of Thrones. There’s no real world comparison to this thing, but the fact that you can decapitate yourself if your form isn’t correct certainly adds to the degree of difficulty.

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