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13 Olympic Events That Struck Out

Basque Pelota

According to our friend Wikipedia, "Basque pelota is the name for a variety of court sports played with a ball using one's hand, a racket, a wooden bat or a basket, against a wall… or, more traditionally, with two teams face to face separated by a line on the ground or a net. " Sounds like tennis or handball to me, but no. It's played around the world, but is most popular in Spain and France, and was in the Olympics in four times, most recently in 1992.

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