Does the biathlon bore you? Do you snore through synchronized swimming? For a competition that will really knock you off your feet, take a trip back in time with a beloved British event that's been going strong for 400 years: shin-kicking.
The Shin-Kicking World Championship is an integral part of the Cotswold Olimpick Games, an event held annually in the English town of Chipping Campden. In 1612, the story goes, a local man named Robert Dover held a series of sporting events inspired by the Olympic games of ancient Greece. The official Cotswold Games website claims that Dover's fair ultimately led "to the creation of the modern Olympics."
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