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26th Oct '17 6:52:26 PM Malady
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When it comes to the wide world of [[SportsStoryTropes sports]], no place is so lofty -- no athlete so honored -- than at the UsefulNotes/OlympicGames. So how the heck did these competitions get to be part of the Olympics?

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When it comes to the wide world of [[SportsStoryTropes sports]], {{sports|StoryTropes}}, no place is so lofty -- no athlete so honored -- than at the UsefulNotes/OlympicGames. So how the heck did these competitions get to be part of the Olympics?



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26th Oct '17 6:50:23 PM Malady
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** Actually '''''subverted''''' by [=FIDE=] (Fédération internationale des échecs, World Chess Federation) which ''declined'' an invitation from the [=IOC=] to become an Olympic sport, because Chess itself has its own olympics every '''two''' years, and accepting the [=IOC=] invitation would get the number of Olympic level tournaments halved.

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** Actually '''''subverted''''' by [=FIDE=] (Fédération internationale des échecs, World Chess Federation) which ''declined'' an invitation from the [=IOC=] to become an Olympic sport, because Chess itself has its own olympics every '''two''' years, and accepting the [=IOC=] invitation would get the number of Olympic level tournaments halved.halved.
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13th Aug '17 11:29:32 AM nombretomado
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* An early ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' strip takes place during the first Lunar Olympics. Athletes are allowed to compete with bionic implants, provided that no less than 80% of their bodies is made of human tissue. Because of the moon's lower gravity, Earth records in events like the pole vault and the shot put are broken like crazy. There are also a few "Moon Sports" introduced, notably one best described as "snowboarding tricks [[XMeetsY meets]] the ski jump"; overshooting ones run and missing the safety net leads to some very bloody, deadly results.

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* An early ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' strip takes place during the first Lunar Olympics. Athletes are allowed to compete with bionic implants, provided that no less than 80% of their bodies is made of human tissue. Because of the moon's lower gravity, Earth records in events like the pole vault and the shot put are broken like crazy. There are also a few "Moon Sports" introduced, notably one best described as "snowboarding tricks [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] the ski jump"; overshooting ones run and missing the safety net leads to some very bloody, deadly results.
29th Jul '17 12:24:30 PM nombretomado
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* An {{NES}} era game called ''Caveman Games'', based off of the UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}} and UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer game ''Ugh-lympics'' featured a series of different events like pole vaulting over a T-rex, building a fire, clubbing your opponent into submission, and outrunning your opponent so you don't get eaten by a saber tooth tiger.

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* An {{NES}} UsefulNotes/{{NES}} era game called ''Caveman Games'', based off of the UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}} and UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer game ''Ugh-lympics'' featured a series of different events like pole vaulting over a T-rex, building a fire, clubbing your opponent into submission, and outrunning your opponent so you don't get eaten by a saber tooth tiger.
12th Apr '17 7:29:45 AM MadSpy
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* ''Series/TheGoodies'' epsisode "A Kick in the Arts'' had Tim converting the Olympics from sports alone to a combination of sports and arts, leading to such events as the 'Snatch and Limerick' (combining poetry and weightlifting).

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* ''Series/TheGoodies'' epsisode episode "A Kick in the Arts'' had Tim converting the Olympics from sports alone to a combination of sports and arts, leading to such events as the 'Snatch and Limerick' (combining poetry and weightlifting).
7th Mar '17 9:58:20 PM JMQwilleran
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* On ''Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse'', Ojo holds the "Ojolympics" in an episode by the same name.
10th Jan '17 7:05:53 PM nombretomado
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** SNL[=/=]TheLonelyIsland's Digital Short "Space Olympics" is a song about the Olympics RecycledInSpace, except it's really about the logistical problems therein.

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** SNL[=/=]TheLonelyIsland's SNL[=/=]Music/TheLonelyIsland's Digital Short "Space Olympics" is a song about the Olympics RecycledInSpace, except it's really about the logistical problems therein.
10th Jan '17 6:48:16 PM nombretomado
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* LoadingReadyRun has [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/206/Slacking-for-Gold Slacking For Gold]] and [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/1460-Olympic-Beard-Growing Olympic Beard Growing]].

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* LoadingReadyRun WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun has [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/206/Slacking-for-Gold Slacking For Gold]] and [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/1460-Olympic-Beard-Growing Olympic Beard Growing]].
2nd Aug '16 1:23:48 PM Sharlee
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Eleven mentions having competed in the Anti-Gravity Olympics in "The Bells of St. John".
8th Jul '16 7:26:41 PM Zyffyr
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* The Creator/HarryTurtledove short story "Les Mortes d'Arthur" features the sixty-sixth Winter Olympics of the twenty-third century, held on Mimas and featuring several futuristic versions of recognised sports. Also an excellent example of TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: written in the late 1980s, it has a fragmented USSR with a Tsarist Siberia and a Communist Moscow, said [[HilariousInHindsight to be the only communist nation left in the world after even China has abandoned it]].

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* The Creator/HarryTurtledove short story "Les Mortes d'Arthur" features the sixty-sixth Winter Olympics of the twenty-third century, held on Mimas and featuring several futuristic versions of recognised sports. Also an excellent example of TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: written in the late 1980s, it has a fragmented USSR with a Tsarist Siberia and a Communist Moscow, said [[HilariousInHindsight to be the only communist nation left in the world after even China has abandoned it]].
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