5 Weird Olympic Sports That Rule

This article is from Issue 58: Jul/Aug 2012

On Friday, July 27, the XXX Olympiad will begin in London. While most Americans’ attention will be on track and field, gymnastics and swimming, there are some other crazy sports you really shouldn’t miss. And since every event will be streaming live online, you don’t have any excuse not to catch them.

This is not the family reunion game in your grandma’s backyard. This is a serious, do-or-die death match. It’s like a way-faster tennis, except you sort of think, “I could do that.” Newsflash: You totally can’t.