From Pelota to Polo and from Art Competitions to Tug of War; the Olympics have abandoned many sports over the last 120 years. Some were much loved (baseball) and some less so (underwater swimming) and others were just odd (art competitions)! We have put together a graveyard gallery of Olympic sports.
Jeu de Paume
"What's this?" you ask. Jeu de Paume is the precursor to indoor tennis. It was originally played without rackets hence its direct translation as Palm Game (similar to the sport Fives which is played in most British public schools). It was fairly similar to volleyball too. Rackets were eventually introduced to the sport which then featured in the 1908 Olympics. The event was won by Jay Gould II from the United States".
Not to be confused with Jus de Pomme, a 1996 Olympics stallion and French for apple juice.