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14 wacky animal sports

By: Laura Moss on April 1, 2011, 11:30 a.m.
Pig Olympics pigs swimming

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Pig Olympics

These little piggies really bring home the bacon. These “sport pigs,” as they’re called, run races, paddle across small pools and even split into teams to chase soccer balls covered in fish oil — all in hopes of winning a gold medal at Russia’s annual Pig Olympics. And these porky athletes never become Sunday dinner, according to the Sport-Pig Federation — they simply go on to produce a new generation of athletic sport pigs.