POPSUGAR Fitness Poll What Obscure Olympic Sport Do You Want to Try? by Fitness 8/23/08 0 Shares Like us on Facebook Sign up for our daily newsletter > Follow us on Pinterest I recently asked you what popular Summer Olympic sport you'd want to try. But now I'm wondering which obscure activity most piques your curiosity? Source Read More Obscure Olympic Sports2008 OlympicsSportsFitness Fitness 6 Strengthening Moves That Are Better Together The Number 1 Move Trainers Use to Sculpt a Strong, Toned Back Find Out the Real Truth About Exercising in the Cold This Move Is a Game Changer For Your Gams POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get Results With Our Fitness Newsletter Personalize Running Working Out Weight Loss Yoga Sign up with facebook or By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. jasmint 7 years I really love badminton. I only ever really got to play during PE in high school -- I tried to start a team back then but it never really took off (also there weren't many other schools with which we could compete).. I'd really like to find some people now and get back into it. tidesong 7 years Well I play badminton on and off with my friends. And I want to try synchronized swimming! rice-a-roni 7 years I grew up doing fencing, and did trampoline all through high school. Both are such cool sports!! urban-chic-101 7 years Love Badminton!! Play all the time with the family on the weekend!! Shadowcat14 7 years I still play water polo. lexichloe 7 years Badminton, b/c I'm good at it in the backyard...although I'm scared of losing teeth, which they say happens in the Olympics! Trampoline next, but I'm too much of a chicken to bounce that high. elly2004 7 years Archery i love it Kazagirl 7 years handball looked really fun. Spectra 7 years How come rhythmic gymnastics isn't on that list? It's a lot more obscure than rowing or fencing. It looks like something I would have done when I was 5...twirling ribbons and whatnot. I'm sure it's much more difficult than that, but it looks so, well, EASY. Also, what about water ballet/dancing? That always looked interesting. darkoblivion 7 years I always thought rowing would be awesome. We never had that at my high school. ms-jamerz 7 years I find badminton so much fun. My boyfriend and I have been having some friendly competitions playing together this summer. Not much else to do. I was also on my highschool's badminton & tennis teams back in the day lol good times alikat07 7 years I was a rower in high school - its tough work. I also liked archery in PE class :) In terms of what I'd really like to try is martial arts! InnaInna* 7 years Trampoline! :) snowbunny11 7 years ilanac- ha that's what I was thinking. I had several friends from different school who did crew, so if you went to college odds are pretty good you know someone who rowed. However, I was not eager to get up that early to do ANYTHING. cravinsugar 7 years I took fencing as a P.E. credit in college. It was a lot of fun, and not many women were in class lol. I was good at it too. 5th in class, best girl. The funny thing is...in the stance you have one hand stretched our holding the foil, and your other is up in the air behind your head in the shape of a "c". hisotrically this would be to hold a dagger, so you could attack with your foil and stab with your dagger. Well i would find myself holding this arm in a "c" all the time and only doing things with my foil hand lmao. i had to mindfully remember to use my left arm as much as my right otherwise it would look like i had a physical deformity. That was my fav college class too. ilanac13 7 years i always wanted to try rowing, but the downside is that they had a rowing team at my college but they got up really really early to train, and that just didn't work for me. oh well. i saw something on TV the other day called beach tennis - which was really similar to badminton, so i wonder if that's something that we will see in the games in years to come. leeluvfashion 7 years Trampoline. Definitely. Fun + workout = a great time. addywisbef 7 years Rhythmic gymnastics looks so fun--and weird! oxykisses 7 years synchronized swimming looks soooo cool! i mean its def extremely hard but its something i'd wanna try to see all the hard work behind it! rickimc 7 years I don't really play, but in high school, our junior year manditory gym class consisted of archery and badmiton (and jump rope - but I don't think that is an Olympic sport). snowbunny11 7 years I don't think this is a good collection of obscure sports either! And Americans DO row! That swirly dancey thing I saw on tv today tho...that looked obscure and pointless. Kind of mesmerizing, but I definitely wouldn't want to do that! flyingroo 7 years Oh, and fencing was a discipline in the first modern olympic games, France 1896! Fitsugar, you should know better, really!!! flyingroo 7 years * as other nations * flyingroo 7 years Since when is rowing an obscure sport?!?! Or handball? Just because the Americans don't play them as much as nations does not make them obscure. In fact, they've been olympic disciplines long before other so called "popular" sports. vegan-musician 7 years i tore my ACL playing team handball.