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The Weirdest Olympic Sports of All-Time

Examining some of the strangest sports in the history of the Summer Games
The Weirdest Olympic Sports of All-Time
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The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will soon commence. Athletes from across the globe will come together to compete in 42 different Olympic sport disciplines. The vast majority of them, such as swimming, gymnastics, basketball and track and field are widely recognized. These Summer Games also will mark the return of golf after more than a century and the debut of rugby sevens.

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10 Craziest Parents in Sports

These moms and dads crossed the line at some point during their kid’s sports career.
<p> The craziest parents in sports, including Marv Marinovich, Richard Williams, Earl Woods, William Sanders, Larry Fitzgerald Sr., Lynn and Rick Raisman, Cecil Fielder, Minna Wilson, Andrea McDonald and A.P. Indy.</p>

The craziest parents in sports have all had strange twists and turns along the way to fame or infamy. Many plotted every step of their child’s life. Others got in the way. Some were successful. Some failed. Every one of them made their kid’s journey a wild ride — for better or worse.

1. Marv Marinovich, father of Todd Marinovich

The Weirdest Olympic Sports of All-Time

Examining some of the strangest sports of the games
<p> Examining some of the strangest sports of the games</p>
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The 2012 Summer Olympics are just around the corner. Millions of viewers around the world will be glued to their TV sets watching popular events such as basketball, gymnastics and swimming. But there are some sports, historically and today, that have us wondering one thing—WHY?!

Here is a look at some of the weirdest actual events in the history of the modern Olympics.

Ranking Every USA Men’s Olympic Basketball Team

Ranking the 16 USA Men’s Basketball Teams in Olympic History.
<p> Ranking the 16 USA Men’s Basketball Teams in Olympic History. Could the 2012 Team USA beat the 1992 Dream Team?</p>

Could the 2012 Team USA beat the 1992 Dream Team? Kobe Bryant thinks so, but Michael Jordan laughs at the idea. First things first, this year’s squad must win the gold medal — and do so in historic style — in order to challenge the throne.

 

Here’s a rankings rundown of the 16 USA men’s basketball teams in Olympic history:

 

10 Surprising Facts about The Olympics

Little-known facts about the gathering of nations.
<p> Little-known facts about the gathering of nations.</p>
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With the 2012 Summer Olympics coming soon, sports fans will be overwhelmed with facts, figures and features of every kind imaginable. But we found a few things you probably won't learn. Here are 10 surprising facts about the Olympic Games. 

1. Gold medals are mostly made of silver.