7. Badminton


In an Olympic games that includes tennis, you might wonder why another favorite gym-period activity, badminton, would also be an Olympic event. Well, it is, and that thing they’re hitting around is called a shuttlecock, FYI.

8. Modern Pentathlon


The pentathlon was the big event of the original Olympics, but that doesn’t mean the modern version isn’t strange. A combination of five events, participants must do a 3-km cross-country run, a 200-meter freestyle swim, fence, show jump, and finally shot a target with a pistol…