The event was held twice. Wearing masks, contestants would try and shoot each other in the face with wax bullets. In the 1908 Olympics, where the event itself was actually held in 1906, the impressively names Sir Cosmo Duff Gordon competed. He is famed for having later survived the sinking of the Titanic.
American Digest has the link on the sidebar, Gerald picked a different “sport” to make fun of. SOLO SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING
Yeah, Solo, he might be right. At least it looks more ridiculous.