5 Weird and Wonderful Sports to Watch During the Tokyo Olympics

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The Olympics are a destination for our greatest athletes and also our strangest—while the Simone Bileses and Katie Ledeckys of the world may monopolize the spotlight, they’re a minor part of the spectacle. Look beyond the shimmer of mainstream favorites like gymnastics or sprinting or swimming and gorge instead on the rich buffet of weirdness: here there be dancing horses. With the Summer Olympics officially underway after their longest hiatus since World War Two, here are five events that are destined to become your new favorite sports.

Speed Climbing



BMX Racing

Modern Pentathlon

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