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.

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Weight: 2 kgs (4 lbs)

Edges: 25-28 mm thick, 219-221 mm diameter (about 1.10 inches x 8 inches)

Do you think you can throw a Frisbee the length of a football field? What if that Frisbee weighed four pounds? We’re only asking because that’s what Olympic discus throwers do, and it’ll take a throw over 80 yards to win the gold in London.

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