It might have escaped your attention but Swedish pole vaulter Armand Duplantis broke the world record this week.
Which beggars the question: what’s the point apart from the bit at the end of the stick?
I mean who pole vaults anyway, or shot putts, or throws discuses?
Bending over backwards. www.wikipedia.com
Field of screams
Javelins have their place… partly because of bonkers Tessa Sanderson who I interviewed in my first job and the force of nature that is Fatima Whitbread.
They could make it even better if they were to time it to when the long-distance runners were on the track.
Long jump? Nothing exciting has happened since Bob Beamon jumped out of the pit.
And high jump? Since Dick Fosbury flopped over the bar in the Sixties.
Home runBaseball: I’m surprised it isn’t in the Games already but it hasn’t been since 2002.
But seeing that the Japanese are pretty good at it..,
Anyway, because I’ve got some game from the Washington Nationals… if the UK team want a Joe DiMurtio.
And check out my Washington adventures Easy DC.
Chairman of the board
Skateboarding: Born out of the old outdoor swimming pool in Venice Beach, it should remain there.
Aw, hell, I’ve only gone and given the IOCC ideas.
And also check out www.visitcalifornia.com.
Karate: I’m only surprised it isn’t.
I never got near the oul’ Martial Arts other than having a dressing gown which was dangerously close to a Del Boy fashion item.
Get your rocks off
Sport climbing: I don’t even know how they judge this.
But I do know a crowd who do… the Coloradans who spend their days climbing the Rockies.
Everybody’s gone surfin’
Surfing: And here’s another newbie that I’m pitching myself for.
After roadtesting the Royal Caribbean Flow Rider in Barcelona.
And then throwing some shapes at Surf City USA, Huntington Beach https://www.surfcityusa.com.
I’m only surprised the Japanese haven’t tried to get sumo wrestling included… I’d watch that.
MEET YOU AT THE GAMES