Well, let’s be honest here, how many of you actually enjoy, wait no, how many of you actually watch all of the sporting action in the Olympics, apart from just yelling at the TV screen telling your athletes that you’re right there for them.
Well, it doesn’t really matter what the answer is, in fact what we’re going to be discussing are those really insane, mind boggling sports that never really made it to, but should be a huge part of the Olympics. And, it’s real sports here, not just some game we made up in the backyard just to get on America’s Funniest Home Videos. No really! They’re real; let’s take a look.
Also known as the flying in the air, jiu jitsu, spin kick version of volleyball. Apparently, many of us have never heard of it, but it’s actually quite a popular game in Malaysia. In fact, they’ve been playing it for 100 years now and it has slowly spread across the entire Asian continent. There’s nothing more fun to watch than a group of guys hitting a tiny ball with their feet over a net that stands at a height of 1.52m. Well, if a man flipping around like something out of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon doesn’t excite you, then I don’t know what will.
Oh what about …
A perfect combination for popularizing gymnasts as well as growing the love for horses, Horse Vaulting may perhaps be the most exciting, gut wrenching action you’ll ever see. It involves a beautiful tamed horse galloping across the field. And if apparently sitting on the horse wasn’t hard enough, they decided to add flips and acrobats to the sport.
Although this sport was probably a part of the Olympics during the time of Julius Caesar, it was even a part of the 1920’s Olympic games, right up to when it was removed. Why was it removed? Well, it apparently made all the other sporting action look bad.
And let’s not forget the more aggressive…
Calcio Fiorentino is a more aggressive, shirtless version of Rugby and American Football combined. It happens to take away the whistle blowing from American Football, and adds a bit of shirtless aggression like rugby. The game is quite simple where there are 27 players on each team, no whistles, no referees, no timeouts and no lines, it’s a simple no-holds-barred of American Football, where you can punch, kick, wrestle, and if it comes to that even insult the other players, just so you can score a point in a 50 minute game.
Well, there you have it, completely insane sports that should really be a part of the Olympics, wouldn’t you agree?