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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]].
7th Oct '14 3:48:24 PM MarkLungo
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* An {{NES}} era game called ''Caveman Games'', based off of the {{C64}} and {{IBM PC}} 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}} era game called ''Caveman Games'', based off of the {{C64}} UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}} and {{IBM PC}} 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.



22nd Jul '14 1:47:25 PM Morgenthaler
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* Similar to the ''SaturdayNightLive'' example above, the novel version of ''RedDwarf'' had a version of the Olympics where drugs were legal and later a separate version for Genetically Engineered Life Forms ([=GELFs=]) who were specifically engineered to excel at a particular sport.

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* Similar to the ''SaturdayNightLive'' example above, the The novel version of ''RedDwarf'' ''Literature/RedDwarf'' had a version of the Olympics where drugs were legal and later a separate version for Genetically Engineered Life Forms ([=GELFs=]) who were specifically engineered to excel at a particular sport.
14th Jul '14 3:41:37 PM Andyroid
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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' had the finals of the Olympic Hide-And-Seek. A special airing in Austria had the Silly Olympics which included events such as the cross-country race for incontinent people and the 50-meter dash for people with no sense of direction.

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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' had the finals of the Olympic Hide-And-Seek. A special airing in Austria had the Silly Olympics which included events such as the cross-country race for incontinent people and people, the 50-meter 100-meter dash for people with no sense of direction.direction, and [[BlackComedy the 2000-meter breaststroke for non-swimmers]].
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