What are some of the most obscure olympic events?

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Some sports have only made one or two appearances in the Olympics or their popularity has faded. Some of the more unusual sports that now no longer appear in the Olympics have been:
  • Water motorsports (1908)
  • Lacrosse (1904, 1908)
  • Jeu de paume (1908)
  • Cricket (1900)
  • Croquet (1900)
  • Basque pelota (1900)
  • Rackets (1908)
  • Roque (1904)
  • Tug of war (1900-1920)
Then there are sports recognised by the IOC but not currently in the Olympics. These may make an appearance if their popularity rises or could be a demonstration sport:
  • Air sports
  • Bandy
  • Baseball
  • Billiard sports
  • Boules
  • Bowling
  • Bridge
  • Chess
  • DanceSport
  • Floorball
  • Golf
  • Karate
  • Korfball
  • Lifesaving
  • Motorcycle sport
  • Mountaineering and Climbing
  • Netball
  • Orienteering
  • Powerboating
  • Roller sports
  • Rugby
  • Softball
  • Sport Climbing
  • Squash
  • Sumo
  • Surfing
  • Underwater sports
  • Water skiing
  • Wushu
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