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Unintentional Hilarity: Next Up, Olympic Potato Sack Racing


Olympic wheelbarrow tournament. Source: PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Wrestling, of course, yields the oddest photos — besides of course, sabre fencing. Check out Andrea Minguzzi (Italy) walking Zoltan Fodor (Hungary, in a better clothing choice than their hideous opening ceremony outfits) around in a Greco-Roman wrestling match.

Later in the day, the egg and spoon race, and then go ahead and help yourself to bug juice and potato salad.



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Hideous?!? What are you talking about? I thought it was one of the best tributes to the climax of Bonnie & Clyde that I've ever seen. I hear next time around, the theme will be The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.

Sent by andy carvin, npr | 2:33 PM | 8-14-2008