Running In Full Armour And Painting Were Once Olympic Sports (Yeah. Really.)

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When we think of the Olympics in 2016, sports like swimming, gymnastics and volleyball may come to mind.

But if we backtrack a few hundred years ago, the games were, well, different.

Sports at the Olympics in Ancient Greece may have arguably been more exciting (that is, if you're into gore), but thankfully, the Olympics have definitely gotten a lot more safe over the years.

Watch the video above to find out which surprising sports the Olympic Games have ditched over the years (running in full armour and watercolour painting, for example), and which sports they've added to their lineup.

What's your favourite Olympics sport? Let us know in the comments below.

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