Some Olympic sports are more self-explanatory than others. The 100-meter dash, for example, is exactly what it sounds like.
The track cycling omnium, on the other hand, is a bit complex( aka completely amazing ).
On Monday, the male cyclists in Rio competed in 3 of the six events that make up the omnium, including the points race in which they ride on the same track for a long distance, accumulating points based on posture.( The girls had their turn on Tuesday .)
For first-time spectators, it was especially hard to follow, and the internet didn’t hesitate to tweet out a flurry of embarrassment. Even Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling decided to weigh in on the sport.
Her conclusion? It’s a plenty harder to understand than sporting tournaments of a magical persuasion.
Rowling’s comment obviously resonated, receiving virtually 14,000 retweets and virtually 38,000 likes by Thursday. Best of all, it spurred an avalanche of Harry Potter fans calling for the inclusion of Quidditch in the Olympics.
We don’t hate the idea. And now that surfing and skateboarding have been added to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, we’re remain convinced that anything can happen.
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