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The Lost Olympic Sports Video Reminisces About Failed Games

By: Vivian Lau - Published: • References: facebook and nowness
The Lost Olympic Sports video pays tribute to three types of athletics that have been removed from the coveted international competition over the century.

The three sports featured are Tug of War, Racquets and, most recently removed, Baseball. These extinct sports are each shown in a playful and artistic light, almost as if to show audiences that they are missing out on potentially beautiful performances due to a misguided decision by the Olympic committee. There is visual depth and an air of seduction that exudes from the models, who are depicted as having fun while semi-naked in baseball or sensually alluring in the tug of war.

The filmmaker KT Auleta successfully romanticizes sports that last appeared, in some cases, up to 100 years ago.