Olympic swimming competitions like the 100m breaststroke or 400m medley may no longer pose quite the challenge they once did. To up the ante, consider bringing back the 1900 Paris Summer Games' “Swimming Obstacle Course.”
Have you ever visited Colombia? Have you ever met a Colombian? No?
In 1908, Great Britain managed to slip three motorboat races into the Olympic Games. But bad weather forced most of the competitors to give up mid-race, leaving the gold medal to the only two boats that finished.
In a country where 90% of the population can’t fall in love, a motley group of middle aged men fight to protect those who do.
A long-lived event that ended only in 1932, the Olympic rope climb required athletes to shimmy up an 8-meter rope and whack a tambourine.
In 1900, a Belgian sharpshooter named Leon de Lunden killed 21 pigeons to win the gold medal in live pigeon shooting.