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Egg Throwing Deemed Legitimate Sport

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Egg Throwing Deemed Legitimate Sport

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Egg Throwing Deemed Legitimate Sport

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The World Egg Throwing Federation says its "eggstatic" now that the English Sports Council has deemed most of its games "legitimate sports." The list includes throw and catch and target throwing. Russian egg roulette did not make the cut.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

The World Egg Throwing Federation says it's egg-static now that the English Sports Council has deemed most of its games legitimate sports. That includes throw and catch and target throwing. Russian egg roulette did not make the cut. That's where a contestant armed with several hard boiled eggs and a single raw egg cracks one on his head. Still, the Egg Throwing Federation says it's a great day for athletic endeavor.

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