Sunday, January 07, 2007

Bozo of the Week

From Melbourne's The Age:

ANYONE on the IOC or anywhere else who is seriously considering including chess in the Olympics probably needs to top up the oil in their brainpan, because they must have slipped a cog or something. Bear in mind this is coming from a card-carrying chess geek, who actually followed the political intricacies of the notorious "ToiletGate" incident in the 2006 Kramnik v Topalov world championship match. Incidentally, anyone who can actually come up with one valid reason why a board game should be included in an elite sporting meeting might actually be the one person on earth who can come up with a viable explanation for the Hopman Cup

1 comment:

SonOfPearl said...

Personally, I don't see why physical sports should be held in higher esteem than mental sports.

However, the Olympics is traditionally concerned with physical sporting events and I don't expect (or want) it to be included in the London 2012 games.