Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Olympics are coming! New sport announced.
But the snippet of news that has tickled my fancy is that a group has petitioned to make YOGA an Olympic sport. Yes, yoga. I can hear the commentary now: "Yes, Dan, I believe he's going for the ultimate lotus position with his ankles crossed behind his neck. He is! Well done. And I remember at the world championships last year he held the position for three weeks without twitching a muscle...."
"We may be handing out one gold medal after the games have ended, Frank."
Not the ultimate spectator sport. They'll be introducing chess next.
I've been to two Olympics and got tickets for track and field at both of them--saw the finals of the relays, saw Sebastian Coe win the mile in 1984. I'm thrilled to have seats for the tennis semi-finals and I'm also glad that we have access to a good TV set.
So are there any sports nuts out there? What sport would you like to see introduced at the Olympics?