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05/23 - I'll be naming final winners this week!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Olympic Event

In the News: This category features news-related prompts.

The Winter Olympics are underway! Write about a controversial event making its debut.

We Have A Winner!!! 02/26/10
While some don't understand this sport, the intensity of the training is often overlooked. It takes days, weeks, months, years of dedicated training. It means dedicating your entire lifestyle. It means missing out on the fun activities friends do. It means missing out on family vacations. It means not getting to know your neighbors.

Choosing this event means choosing sacrifice.

This year marks the first year that the Olympics will recognize the sport of couch potatoing.

Personally- I'm going for the Gold!
Winner: Eternal Lizdom
Reason: Very well-argued. However, I think she'll have some strong competition for that gold medal. Especially among contenders from the USA!

5 comments:

TMC said...

Elite-level hip cracking joins the hallowed ranks as the newest game admitted to the Olympic Winter games in Vancouver this year. Hip cracking is by far the most controversial sport to be admitted by the international Olympic committee since burning hot pizza eating was added to the winter line-up in 2004. Hip cracking athletes strategically navigate an icy field of play strewn with obstacles to determine where to purposefully slip and break either one or both hips. Scoring is determined by the quickness of the fall and the thud resonance, with extra points being awarded for blackouts. A panel of surgeon-judges reviews the hip x-rays to determine how severe the fraction is. Whichever athlete is determined to need emergency surgery first is awarded the highest points and usually wins the game.

Currently only 2 countries participate in hip cracking but as sponsorship dollars grow, other countries are showing interest. The US has a strong medal contender in 66 year old Mary Alice Wagner, a 2 time stroke survivor and national champion.

The debut of hip cracking at the 2010 Winter Olympic games will be aired from 2:25 a.m. - 2:37 a.m. on your local NBC affiliate.

davidseven said...

The first international timed hide-and-seek finals will be held this year. Controversy surrounds the decision by governing body Inter-seeking Competitive Union (I.C.U.) that the entire Olympic Village be designated as a playing field, rather than the limited field usually maintained in events of this kind.

Protests have been lodged by Belgium, Morroco, and the Ukraine, with the US team still attempting to legalise night vision goggles and thermal scan equipment.

A ruling is expected soon.

C. Beth said...

With my regards to this amazingly funny article:

To compete, my child, you must be
Not a year older than three.
Draw a picture, and then
Figure skating men
Will wear your design with glee!

Bethany said...

This year's winter games are to host the first ever international Snowball Fight. The United States has declared that it will take no prisoners, officially and under the Geneva Convention, and that it plans to dominate the Axis of Arctic Evil. This includes such snow dominators as Sweden, Canada, Finland, and the usually neutral Switzerland. Rumors abound regarding the usage of icy balls. Points are given for each direct hit on the opposing team, and a bonus is given for each opponents flag that is captured. Points are deducted for being struck, for unsportsmanlike conduct, icing, and being a sissy. Human shields are forbidden. Look for teams from warm weather climates to go out early, including the Jamacian team - stars of the new movie Frozen Beach Balls.

Eternal Lizdom said...

While some don't understand this sport, the intensity of the training is often overlooked. It takes days, weeks, months, years of dedicated training. It means dedicating your entire lifestyle. It means missing out on the fun activities friends do. It means missing out on family vacations. It means not getting to know your neighbors.

Choosing this event means choosing sacrifice.

This year marks the first year that the Olympics will recognize the sport of couch potatoing.

Personally- I'm going for the Gold!

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