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.

Skeet Shooting

Clay Frisbee: 110 mm diameter

Who ever thought they would turn the old Duck Hunt Nintendo game into an Olympic sport? Just kidding, Olympic shooters—don't go pointing those guns at us. Two throwing machines launch 25 clay Frisbees, sometimes releasing two at a time. Athletes stand at a fixed point between the two throwing machines and unload over the course of five series of 25 to total 125 clay Frisbees. If shooters make it to the top six, they hit a final round of 25 powder filled clay Frisbees (to show hits most clearly). And you thought the video game was tough.

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