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What Obscure Olympic Sport Do You Want to Try?

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?


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jasmint jasmint 8 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 tidesong 8 years
Well I play badminton on and off with my friends. And I want to try synchronized swimming!
rice-a-roni rice-a-roni 8 years
I grew up doing fencing, and did trampoline all through high school. Both are such cool sports!!
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 8 years
Love Badminton!! Play all the time with the family on the weekend!!
Shadowcat14 Shadowcat14 8 years
I still play water polo.
lexichloe lexichloe 8 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 elly2004 8 years
Archery i love it
Kazagirl Kazagirl 8 years
handball looked really fun.
Spectra Spectra 8 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 darkoblivion 8 years
I always thought rowing would be awesome. We never had that at my high school.
ms-jamerz ms-jamerz 8 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 alikat07 8 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* InnaInna* 8 years
Trampoline! :)
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 8 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 cravinsugar 8 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 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 ilanac13 8 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 leeluvfashion 8 years
Trampoline. Definitely. Fun + workout = a great time.
addywisbef addywisbef 8 years
Rhythmic gymnastics looks so fun--and weird!
oxykisses oxykisses 8 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 rickimc 8 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 snowbunny11 8 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 flyingroo 8 years
Oh, and fencing was a discipline in the first modern olympic games, France 1896! Fitsugar, you should know better, really!!!
flyingroo flyingroo 8 years
* as other nations *
flyingroo flyingroo 8 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 vegan-musician 8 years
i tore my ACL playing team handball.
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