If you’ve ever watched either the Summer or Winter Olympics – and you have at some point – you’ve probably noticed a few events that aren’t what you think of when you hear the word “sports.”
Sure, you know about basketball, track and field, swimming, gymnastics, figure skating, and skiing and all of them make sense.
But there are others that are a little less traditional.
The Olympics could be getting a few more added to that list.
Live pigeon shooting, trampoline, ping pong, and race walking are all Olympic sports that are still competitions that take place every four years by athletes from all over the world, or at least, a small portion of them.
Do you remember during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics when curling took North America by storm? By the end of the event, the matches were broadcast on multiple NBC affiliates because Americans just couldn’t get enough of it.
Even Redskins tight end Vernon Davis, who played for the 49ers at the time was so into curling, he was named an honorary captain of the U.S. curling team.