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In photos: Medals aren't cool at the Hipster Olympics

Organizers of the competition want to revive hipster subculture of the 1990s in a sporting contest that includes throwing horn-rimmed glasses, styling beards, jumping with jute bags and other hipster-oriented disciplines.

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Participants adjust a fake beard on a young man at the Hipster Olympics in Berlin, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

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Participants compete in a crate race at the Hipster Olympics in Berlin, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

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People compete in a canvas bag jumping event in the Hipster Olympics in Berlin, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

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People compete in throwing horn-rimmed glasses at the Hipster Olympics in Berlin, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

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A participant looks at a referee's scorecard during the facial hairstyling competition at the Hipster Olympics in Berlin, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

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Participants celebrate winning at the Hipster Olympics in Berlin, Saturday, July 21, 2012.

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