This summer, Rio 2016 adds kitesurfing to the bill and brings golf and rugby 7s back, but it will once again be lacking baseball and softball. Few Olympic events are truly safe as competitive mainstays, as wrestling was first voted out of the 2020 Tokyo Games, and then an emergency revote saved the sport at the 11th hour.
While the wrestling decision ruffled some feathers, a few historic Olympic ax-jobs may have been a bit more warranted. After all, the international sporting event has a knack for including some very strange competitions. Here are some of the strangest ghosts of Olympics past.