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12. Horse Beatdown: 1968 Olympics. A pentathlete, West Germany's Hans-Jurgen Todt, became extremely upset with his recalcitrant ride during the equestrian portion. Standard. Then he physically attacked his horse, Ranchero, and had to be pulled away by teammates. Repeat: dude tried to beat down a horse. We didn't know any Germans had seen Blazing Saddles.
For centuries, the Olympics have celebrated the most impressive athletes in sport. We've collected a dozen of the weirdest moments in honor of the games, which start next month. From a shemale to a guy who couldn't pee for his urine test, from a guy who pierced his head to a fellow shot while competing (and still won gold!) it's all here.