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Ancient Sports: Equestrian Events. Chariot racing. Tampa 86.35. Shoulder: chariot race. Aristophanes, the comic playwright, describes the troubles of a father whose son has too-expensive tastes in horses: "Creditors are eating me up alive...and all because of this horse-plague!" (Aristophanes, Clouds l.240ff.)

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Then there's events that are just mildly stimulating: bowling, shooting, archery and target shooting. It is these games that are mildly stimulating that no one in the room ever seems to understand the goal and intentions. The unusual events in Olympics.

TODAY! Women of @USAShooting Team to Appear at #SHOTShow2016 Show Meet & Mingle Event http://www.womensoutdoornews.com/2016/01/women-of-usa-shooting-team-set-to-appear-at-2016-shot-show-meet-mingle-event/

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One of our favorite events durning the Olympics is the rings. Rockwell performed the Iron Cross tonight and told me the secret to that move is to curl your toes and squeeze your butt cheeks. I knew it was easier than it looked. #rocktheelf #olympicgames #rio2016

from Mashable

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from WSJ

The Stigmatized Olympians

American Kim Rhode ejecting a spent cartridge during qualifiers for the women's trap event, at...