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Olympic Wipeout

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How far, and how fast, and how epically can you wipe out while going for the gold medal? The sport will attract NASCAR fans to Olympics with the spectacle of bodies flailing through the air while they're the subject of increasingly poor jokes by John and John.
RayfordSteele, Feb 05 2014


       [+] Although, seeing as the the relationship between entertainment and skill in wipeout is inversely proportional, it would probably be best to ban all athletes from the event.
erenjay, Feb 07 2014

       This idea may already be baked by the Sochi slopestyle course. Just because the headliners are pulling out doesn't mean everyone will; in fact, the second tier who had no hope of beating the Flying Tomato and now have an unexpected shot at podium glory may in fact push themselves harder to show the world their best moves, and there's only one likely outcome when snowboarders push their limits.
Alterother, Feb 07 2014

       Google Nodar Kumaritashvili. Sorry, poor taste I think.
tatterdemalion, Feb 07 2014

       Just barely, even by 'bakery standards. If he was still alive, I figure the guy would probably agree that it was an epic wipeout.
Alterother, Feb 07 2014

       I seem to recall there being a series of unnecessary pillars at the end of the course, one of which Nodar crashed into. I will now peruse the Internets for more information.
rcarty, Feb 07 2014

       "the agony of defeat"
popbottle, Feb 08 2014

       Of course there's Eddie the Eagle...
RayfordSteele, Feb 08 2014


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