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Redneck Games Will Skip 2013

They won't be lighting the beer can torch this summer to mark the opening of East Dublin's world-famous Redneck Games.

The games' website says they're postponing this year's games, but hope to be back in 2014. No explanation was given.

They started in 1996 as a tongue-in-cheek response to the Olympic Games in Atlanta.

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The games drew media from around the world. And they turned the spotlight on events like the toilet-seat toss, pigs-feet bobbing, the water-melon seed spitting contest and the iconic mud pit belly flop.

Each year, thousands gathered at East Dublin's Buckeye Park. But this year, organizers moved the games from July to Memorial Day weekend.

Attendance was down somewhat, and organizers said the new date, which conflicted with high school graduations, may have hurt them.

We could not reach Redneck Games organizers for comment Wednesday night.


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