The 11 Dumbest Sports at the Summer Olympics

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One of the best things about the Olympics is that you get to watch sports you don’t normally see. One of the worst things about the Olympics, however, is that some of these sports are just straight up dumb.

What makes an Olympic sport dumb, you ask? Well, it could be any one of a number of things. For example, it might be that the concept is bizarre, or that the athletes look kind of silly doing it. Also, it could just be that the sport, while great in theory, is boring to watch in actuality. Or, lastly, it could be that the sport doesn’t make sense as an Olympic event, either because there’s little or inferior competition, or because there are other sports that would make more sense.

You get the idea. So today we’re counting down the 11 dumbest sports at the Summer Olympics. But let me just preface this list by saying I mean no disrespect to the athletes who compete in these sports. They are real athletes, their skill is legit, and they are probably more successful that I will ever be. It’s just that I have absolutely no interest in watching what they do.

So who comes in at #11? Just click on “next” to find out.

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