It’s no wonder that race walking is the butt of many jokes during the Olympics. If it sounds like a joke, and looks like a joke…well then. People race walking look either like they must get to the bathroom quickly or they are runway models who have had too much caffeine.
I know, I know…it is harder than it looks, and it requires a tremendous amount of ability and training just like all the other sports. But still.
I think that if the Olympics wants to improve its dismal ratings, and earn some younger fans, it has to introduce a new sport different than golf in 2020. Why not texting?
As most people know, texting quickly and accurately requires a tremendous amount of manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination. It’s definitely a summer sport. When it is 20 degrees outside people aren’t too keen to hold a piece of metal and peck at a glass screen.
I think whoever decides these things needs to consider making texting an Olympic Sport. Have a list of random words pop up and the person who can text them correctly in the allotted time wins.
It’s a good idea. I’m not joking. If race walking can be an Olympic sport, so can texting.