Strange Olympic rules

The Olympics are their own strange breed of sport. While most of the focus is on gold medals and world records, the Games are full of idiosyncrasies and rules that boggle the mind. From archery to equestrian here are some of the strangest rules you’ll find.

Henrik Stehlik of Germany competes during the men's International Gymnastics Trampoline final during the London 2012 Olympic qualifier, a part of the London Prepares series of test events, at the North Greenwich Arena in London on January 13, 2012. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Henrik Stehlik of Germany competes during the men's International Gymnastics Trampoline final during the London 2012 Olympic qualifier, a part of the London Prepares series of test events, at the North Greenwich Arena in London on January 13, 2012. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Henrik Stehlik of Germany competes during the men's International Gymnastics Trampoline final during the London 2012 Olympic qualifier, a part of the London Prepares series of test events, at the North Greenwich Arena in London on January 13, 2012. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 31: Takaharu Furukawa of Japan competes in his Men's Individual Archery 1/32 Eliminations match against Kar Wai Calvin Lee of Hong Kong during Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at at Lord's Cricket Ground on July 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
Olympics Day 4 - Archery
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 31: Takaharu Furukawa of Japan competes in his Men's Individual Archery 1/32 Eliminations match against Kar Wai Calvin Lee of Hong Kong during Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at at Lord's Cricket Ground on July 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

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