Kee Malesky http://kplu.org en Live pigeon shooting and other odd Olympic games http://kplu.org/post/live-pigeon-shooting-and-other-odd-olympic-games The 1900 Olympic Games in Paris hosted what was surely the weirdest and most bizarre Olympic event of all time: live pigeon shooting.<p>The winner was Leon de Lunden of Belgium, who bagged 21 of the 300 birds that were released to the gun-toting competitors. Perhaps the sight of all those gory feathers fluttering down from the Olympic sky was too horrible for the audience and the organizers; the event never returned.<p>It may not have been an official Olympic sport, either — the IOC barely acknowledges Mr. de Lunden or the event in its archives. Sat, 28 Jul 2012 20:26:13 +0000 Kee Malesky 5770 at http://kplu.org Live pigeon shooting and other odd Olympic games