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Yes, it's time again to marvel at the magnificence of the human body. Wonder at athletes' abilities to push the boundaries. Be astounded at their strength, endurance, speed and accuracy.
Horrendous isn't it?
Feeling down at the fact that they can run 400 meters in the time it takes you to run
100 (if you're lucky)?
Here's a solution to make you feel better!
I'd like to see the atheletes taking part in sports (or categories of their own sport) that they don't compete in. Weight lifters swimming, 100m runners on the parallel bars and teeny weeny little girly gymnasts struggling to pick up just the weight lifting bar with no weights on it!!
Obviously this would all take place after the main events so that it doesn't interfere with training and has the added bonus of showing everyone that off topic highly trained atheletes are as normal as you and me.
||Rowing (should be good for a luagh trust me)
||a 'dis-cus' ting idea
This idea has a few hurdles to overcome ..
It should go swimmingly well..
I'd run a mile to see this idea
We shouldn't 'weight' before 'lifting' this idea to fruition
||Let's hammer this idea home
Let's 'relay' this idea to others
||etc. etc. lardy dah! er .. have a + !
||Fascinating if they athletes could be cross about something before taking part...
"I'm really cross about the state of this stadium"
"I'm mildly upset by the time it took to get here"
"I'm miffed about the tightness of my shorts and having to show off my lunchbox"
etc ad nauseam