• silly sports
If you could see the first modern Olympic Games, we probably would have been very surprised by that because these games were designed primarily for ladies and gentlemen, sports in which the competition was held, were somewhat strange.
10th So, the first Olympic Games were a number of events unknown to us with the ball, vaguely resembling rounders, tennis and croquet. Now hardly anyone can remember even how to play it. Also heats were sailors and climbing rope.
9th place: is also quite interesting for our competition: the long jump and the height of the horse. The winner, of course, becomes a horse and rider.
8 place: prestigious competitions in fencing clubs. Let me remind you, is a program of the Olympic Games competitions. Despite the fact that, for example, swimming in this program are not included, because it is at that time was considered entertainment and not a sport. Sportmenam-swimmers from Germany had to run parallel to the Olympic Games.
7 place: By the way, these athletes were probably the most exotic name at that time they called themselves "the frogs, who blessed the fate of the goddess Tyche". At the moment, swimming is one of the most popular sports.
6th place: As the first Olympic Games, it is obvious that the most fascinating were jumping competitions in length into the water head first. 5 th place: Chess. It turns out, the world champion in the game at the same time is far from Karpov, Kramnik or Kasparov. This Czech Vlastimil Hort. During an exhibition match at the same time he played 626 games. At the same time he lost only every 10 th batch. Turning from the board to the board during a session. Hort was 45 km. Generally, the longest world chess champion Emanuel Lasker remained - 27 years.
4th place: With regard to the long distances, the record in this area holds the Chinese Yang Genhua run, which ran 2,400 km along the Great Wall of China.
3 rd place: Record for push-ups, Korean Kim Ki Young, 24 hours, he wrung from the floor 33 000 305 times. One minute it is pushed by an average of 23 times, that is, do two push-ups every 5 seconds.
2 nd place: Competitions on the run backwards. They take place every year in NY. Last record ran one mile (about 1,600 m) exactly 13 minutes, i.e. it ran at an average speed of 7, 5 kilometers per hour.
1st place: Such competitions do exist: the synchronous firing of fireplaces. They are in England, and a champion in this sport - woman: British Demolitions Win Uizerol managed to arrange so explosive charges that exploded simultaneously 14 huge fireplaces in different parts of the grand factory complex.