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Titus O’Reily and Mick Molloy are on the hunt for the most bizarre stories to ever occur in the world of sport.

Sports Bizarre delves into the history of sport to find the stories that you wouldn’t believe if they hadn’t happened.

No sport is off-limits, athletics, swimming, rugby, American Football, cricket, baseball, badminton, motorsports, tennis and even that sport on the ice with brooms

Sports Bizarre is available wherever you get your podcasts and on YouTube.

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Titus O’Reily and Mick Molloy are on the hunt for the most bizarre stories to ever occur in the world of sport.

Sports Bizarre delves into the history of sport to find the stories that you wouldn’t believe if they hadn’t happened.

No sport is off-limits, athletics, swimming, rugby, American Football, cricket, baseball, badminton, motorsports, tennis and even that sport on the ice with brooms

Sports Bizarre is available wherever you get your podcasts and on YouTube.

    Dock Ellis, LSD and other adventures

    Dock Ellis, LSD and other adventures

    In an All-Star career, Dock Ellis managed to win a World Series, pitch a no-hitter on LSD, hit every batter that came to the plate in a game and set a clubhouse on fire.
    But for every bit of craziness, Ellis was also ahead of his time as a spokesperson on a range of issues from free agency to racism while devoting his life to combating alcohol and drug abuse.
    Titus O'Reily and Mick Molloy look at the complex career of one of the most interesting athletes of all time.
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    • 43 min
    The 2000 Spanish Paralympic team

    The 2000 Spanish Paralympic team

    At the 2000 Paralympic games, a new category, Basketball for the Intellectually Disabled, was to be included in the games.
    It got the head of the Spanish Paralympics Fernando Martin Vicente thinking, what if you could get people who weren’t intellectually disabled but who could act like they were?
    Surely that would make it easier to win?
    Titus O’Reily and Mick Molloy look at one of the most outrageous cheating scams in history and how a massive twist undid it all.
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    • 44 min
    The 1900 Paris Olympics

    The 1900 Paris Olympics

    The 1900 Paris Olympics were a disaster of planning and execution, to the point many athletes never even knew they’d participated in an Olympics.
    So poorly organised were the games that the discus field was too narrow and throws went into the crowd, while the long jumpers turned up to discover they had to dig their own pit.
    As well as standard Olympic fare, there was cannon shooting, hot air ballooning, pigeon shooting, kite flying, driving a mail carriage and fishing.
    Titus O’Reily and Mick Molloy look at the most shambolic Olympics ever, an event that saw kids press-ganged into competing and the marathon ended in a twelve-year legal battle.
    This episode refers to another episode, The Worst Event in Olympic History, which is another bonkers story.
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    • 44 min
    The Monkey Testicle Doping Scandal

    The Monkey Testicle Doping Scandal

    In the 1930s, several English football clubs experimented with a new treatment sweeping the globe, ingesting, injecting or transplanting testicular tissue from monkeys into people. 
    So widespread was the practice that the 1939 FA Cup final between Wolverhampton and Portsmouth became known as the ‘Monkey Gland Final’.
    Titus O'Reily and Mick Molloy, look back at arguably the strangest doping scandal of all time and the coaching career of Major Frank Buckley, who trialled the treatment at Wolverhampton.
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    • 45 min
    Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong-un

    Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong-un

    Former Chicago Bull Dennis Rodman has recently offered to go to Russia to talk to President Vladimir Putin about the imprisoned WNBA star Brittney Griner.
    While Rodman claims somewhat falsely that "I know Putin too well," there’s one dictator he does know well, North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un.
    Between 2013 and 2018, Rodman made numerous trips to North Korea, calling Jong-un a ‘friend for life’. At one point, Rodman was one of only two men in the world who had met Kim Jong-un and then President Donald Trump.
    Titus O’Reily and Mick Molloy discuss the strangest relationship in international politics and look at claims Rodman was an intelligence officer working for the Central Intelligence Agency or just a useful idiot for the North Koreans.
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    • 58 min
    The Curse of Colonel Sanders

    The Curse of Colonel Sanders

    Sporting curses are always strange, but perhaps none is stranger than the Curse of Colonel Sanders, which has seen the Japanese baseball team, the Hanshin Tigers, suffer decades of poor performances after offending the spirit of the KFC founder.
    Attempts to lift the curse have included fans apologizing to KFC store managers and making offerings to the statues of the Colonel outside of restaurants.
    Titus O’Reily and Mick Molloy look at the Curse of the Colonel and another curse that set back Birmingham City decades, with the Nazis bombing their stadium, only for the National Fire Service to then accidentally burn the stand down a year later.
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    • 39 min

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