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Video Games In The Olympics!?

Postby Ian on Wed May 31, 2006 11:30 pm

Stupidest thing I've read all day. I just imagine some guy bragging about how he got a gold medal in Halo.

http://money.cnn.com/2006/05/31/comment ... mn_gaming/

Owen, who runs the Global Gaming League (GGL), a media company focused on the lifestyle and culture of gaming, is currently talking with the Chinese government in hopes of bringing competitive video gaming to the 2008 Games as a demonstration sport.

Admittedly, it's an uphill battle. Even if you can look past the lack of physical skills necessary to play video games, the Olympics haven't had any sort of demonstration sport since 1992 - and Olympic experts say there has been no movement to bring them back.

Owen, though, said he believes gaming's worldwide appeal - especially to a younger audience - could be the biggest boost to the Games since snowboarding.

You'd think one of these guys could carry the torch? I bet most of them can't make it from the couch to the fridge without getting tired. Maybe if they walked on their thumbs...
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