5 Unusual Olympic Sports

Plunge for Distance: At the 1900 Games in Paris, organizers decided to combine the long jump with swimming.

Obstacle Swim:Another oddity from the 1900 Paris Games was the obstacle swimThe event, which was held in the Seine River.

Roque: To most of the world, the answer would be no, because the sport was little known outside the U.S. 

Live Pigeon Shooting: Yet another questionable event on the roster of the 1900 Paris Games.

Running Deer Shooting: Thankfully, this event didn’t involve live deer.Instead, cutouts of deer—with three concentric circle targets—were used. 

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