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Last Updated: Monday April 17 2006 11:03 GMT

In pictures: Piggy Olympic Games

The annual Pig Olympics were held in Russia, with 12 piglets competing in three events - including footie

The annual Pig Olympics were held in Russia, with 12 piglets competing in three events - including footie

They also showed off their running skills on the race track. The Olympics, organised by the Sport-Pig Federation, are held every year

They also showed off their running skills on the race track. The Olympics, organised by the Sport-Pig Federation, are held every year

The pigs came from several countries - including South Africa and the Ukraine. They were cheered on by their trainers

The pigs came from several countries - including South Africa and the Ukraine. They were cheered on by their trainers

Pig swimming was another one of the events. These competitors seem a little scared about taking the plunge

Pig swimming was another one of the events. These competitors seem a little scared about taking the plunge

But things were soon going swimmingly!

But things were soon going swimmingly!

Hundreds of people turned up to watch the event. The pigs won't be killed - instead, they'll breed a new generation of pig athletes

Hundreds of people turned up to watch the event. The pigs won't be killed - instead, they'll breed a new generation of pig athletes



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