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Olympic Tug of War

Late Lamented Olympic Sports

Johnny Acton | Posted 09.29.2012 | Sports
Johnny Acton

Live Pigeon Shooting -- a feature of the 1900 Games in Paris -- we can probably do without. But spare a thought for the sports that have fallen by the Olympic wayside. Some of them should be welcomed back with open arms.

A Touch of Knowledge: Olympic Tug of Warriors

Marc Hartzman | Posted 01.15.2012 | Weird News
Marc Hartzman

Tug of War is a staple of gym class, where heavy kids are heroes and skinny kids are picked last. But its origins lie far outside the schoolyard, dating back to ancient Egyptians and Chinese competing in what was considered a royal sport.