You have your typicals: diving, swimming, other water events, gymnastics, track and field.
You have your weightlifting and your combat events--fencing, judo, Taekwando, etc.
Classy-- equestrian, rowing, etc.
Speedwalking should probably be its own category.
Randoms, or game sports-- Skeet shooting, table tennis, badminton, trampoline.
Then you have your what-the-heys, like triple jump, that weird bike event where they start off super slow and race in a bowl, and the weirdest of all--steeplechase. What on earth?? I don't even know exactly what it entails other than one giant hurdle and jumping into a big puddle of water. I watched it for the first time ever a few days ago and was stunned.
But I've been thinking of other possible events, would-be events, and actually, should-be olympic events. Here's what we've come up with so far:
Tug-of-war. I actually looked up a list of events on Wikipedia and this was an event, from 1900-1924. Awesome! *chanting* Bring it back! Bring it back!
Roller Derby. Are you kidding me? this is so obvious to me.
And on that note, (if you clicked on the link) hoola-hooping.
log-rolling, inspired by this gal.
Double Dutch. In addition to longevity, we decided an added difficulty rating could be based on the complexity of the song/chant you choose to perform while jumping. Is it a tongue-twister? Do you have to say names in the right order? These things count.
Team pogo-stick, obviously.
Going along with that, juggling.
Obstacle course. Can include running through tires, carrying an egg in a spoon, putting on several items of clothing and taking them off, eating a cracker and then whistling, and possibly finding a flag in a pit of slime.
Ok, I've done some research and apparently steeplechase is some kind of obstacle course, but wouldn't mine be more fun and varied?
While trampoline was on--which, by the way, is totally what my event would be. It was so clear to me when I saw it-- Julian was busy inventing his own event.
I knew i'd get to the olympics somehow!
Lastly, here are some olympic suggestions my sister has. I totally love it and am in support of this, especially having a Joe Shmo contender in every event.
Alright, what else should be events? I know you've thought about this.