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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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23rd Jun '16 3:14:21 AM Phred
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* ''WesternAnimation/AllHailKingJulien'' has the Every So Often Jungle Games, with events like "Competitive Packing" and "Competitive Water Skiing and Shark Jumping".
15th Jan '16 11:05:58 AM DaibhidC
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* The world of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has the Equestria Games, which were the cast was shown preparing for and which will probably be featured in season four. It's been shown that cities vie for the honor of hosting them.

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* The world of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has the Equestria Games, which were the cast was shown preparing for in season three and which will probably be were featured in season four. It's been shown that cities vie for the honor of hosting them.
15th Jan '16 11:03:54 AM DaibhidC
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* The Sydney World Games in ''Comicbook/YoungJustice'' was mostly played straight, except for the presence of Zandia, an island nation with no extradition treaties with anywhere, whose population is almost entirely made up of supervillains. And the archery event is dominated by costumed types with ImprobableAimingSkills (Tigress and Merlyn for Zandia, Arrowette for the US).
3rd Dec '15 7:40:50 AM Andyroid
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* One Strong Bad Email from ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' was actually about [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail165.html the "Strong Badathalon"]], with events such as "Greco-Roman Homestar Crud-Out-Of-Beating", the "Clean and Jerk Strong Mad's Underwears Over His Head" ("fortunately, you don't really have to clean them") and [[BlatantLies "Probably Something with Guitars, Lasers, Robots, and Hot Girls"]].

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* One Strong Bad Email WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail from ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' was actually about [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail165.html the "Strong Badathalon"]], with events such as "Greco-Roman Homestar Crud-Out-Of-Beating", the "Clean and Jerk Strong Mad's Underwears Over His Head" ("fortunately, you don't really have to clean them") and [[BlatantLies "Probably Something with Guitars, Lasers, Robots, and Hot Girls"]].
4th Nov '15 3:46:56 AM roboe
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*** The event is based on the thought of a modern cavalry officer[[note]]anno 1912, when the event was first introduced[[/note]] finding himself behind enemy lines. This means that for the riding-a-horse part, the competitors draw lots to pick a random, unknown horse 20 minutes before the event. HilarityEnsues as they try to get through an Olympic-standard jumping course.
26th Sep '15 4:12:35 PM nombretomado
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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 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]], no place is so lofty -- no athlete so honored -- than at the OlympicGames.UsefulNotes/OlympicGames. So how the heck did these competitions get to be part of the Olympics?



Since it includes all parodies of the Olympics it's typically PlayedForLaughs, but it can also be used to help build a fantastic setting. For example, a ScienceFiction story could have a zero-G relay race at the OlympicGames [[AC:InSpace]]

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Since it includes all parodies of the Olympics it's typically PlayedForLaughs, but it can also be used to help build a fantastic setting. For example, a ScienceFiction story could have a zero-G relay race at the OlympicGames UsefulNotes/OlympicGames [[AC:InSpace]]



* The modern OlympicGames had [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_competitions_at_the_Olympic_Games art competitions]] in its early days. The categories were architecture, literature, music, painting, and sculpture. Oh, and the artworks had to have to do with sports thematically.

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* The modern OlympicGames UsefulNotes/OlympicGames had [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_competitions_at_the_Olympic_Games art competitions]] in its early days. The categories were architecture, literature, music, painting, and sculpture. Oh, and the artworks had to have to do with sports thematically.
29th Jun '15 4:34:34 PM Paranoia
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* ''Series/ThirtyRock'' has Olympic Tetherball, amongst others. It turns out that the US made up a lot of Olympic events so they could pretend to win them and help national morale.

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* ''Series/ThirtyRock'' has Olympic Tetherball, amongst others. It turns out that the US NBC made up a lot of Olympic events so they the could pretend to win them stage US victories, both for ratings and help national morale.
17th May '15 11:04:00 AM nombretomado
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* The 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 HarryTurtledove 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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