The Olympics is in full swing. Michael Phelps has already won basically all the medals, and more importantly, and more impressive really, Katie Ledecky is the new face of Olympic swimming, setting multiple world records in only her second Olympic appearance. Usain Bolt just retained his title as the fastest man on the planet, and he did so with a smile. While running and swimming are certainly impressive, I wonder what other types of events could be incorporated if the Olympics decided to expand.
With that, here are the top 5 events that should be in the Olympics.
Crocodile hunting –
Now, what this actually is… I don’t really know. I’ve always like the sound of a crocodile hunter, it’s to no one’s surprise that I’ve seen Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles more than a few times. I’d imagine this event is some amount of croc wrestling/capturing. Sure the Aussie’s have a leg up but oh well, the rest of the world can adapt.
Professional Wrestling –
Let’s be real. Olympic wrestling is great, but we can do better. I’ve always stated that every Olympic event would be better with a little pyro and some promo videos. A little showmanship can go a long way. Plus, who doesn’t want to see John Cena at the top of a podium, with his tiny “Hustle.Loyalty.Respect” towel hanging between his over large fingers.
Tire changing –
Look, changing a tire isn’t the most difficult thing in the world, but doing it a record speeds, that’s something I could get behind. A few speed trials followed by a final heat of the best of the best seeing who tight those nuts fast. Move over synchronized diving.
Hot dog eating contest –
Frankly, it’s a travesty that this isn’t already an Olympic event. It’s a competition that already has some clout and a sizeable following, it’s international, and it’s a physical feat we all wish we could do. That checks all the boxes for me. Personally, I look forward to seeing Joey Chestnut on the podium as the Star Spangled Banner plays.
Last but not least, and the most recent innovation in the world of sports. eSports have basically taken over the world. Whether it be CSGO, COD, DOTA, LOL, MTG, or Hearthstone (none of these acronyms I actually understand), the audience is there and it’s time we give these gamers the proper respect!