Calls for Quidditch to be part of London Olympics
The Telegraph reported this Tuesday that Quidditch players around the world are trying to convince the doubters that the famous sport from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series should be included in the real-life Olympics. As seen, it is certainly a realistic, entertaining, and action-filled game to watch.
“There are a lot more ridiculous sports [in the Olympics] right now if you ask me,” said a member of the official International Association, Alex Benepe. “I think anyone who doubts it should come and see a Quidditch match to see how intense it really is. It’s a rough … exciting and dynamic sport, and I would encourage anyone and everyone to come out and try it for themselves.”
The sport of Quidditch reached public reality after the worldwide release of J.K. Rowling’s bestselling “Harry Potter” news and novels. Especially after the movie adaptations came into play, the sport of Quidditch took on a whole new playing field. There is already a popular video game called Harry Potter Quidditch World Cup based on the sport.
In early 2005, Quidditch flew from the pages to the pitch after Harry Potter fans and students from Middlebury College in the U.S. started to play a real-life game with rules, players, and positions. The sport took off from there, and has formed highly competitive tournaments around the world for “Harry Potter” movie and book—as well as sports—fans.
The 2012 Olympic Games, also called the London 2012 and Games of the XXX Olympiad this year, will take place in London, United Kingdom, from July 27 to August 12, 2012.
Would you like to see someone catching the Snitch, beating a Bludger or aiming a Quaffle at the Olympics this year?