An extraordinary meeting was convened today at the Olympic headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland to decide on the creation of new games for next years event in London.
Olympic President Jacques Rogge finally yielded to pressure put on him by the British Olympic Associations (BOA) chairman Brian Noble to consider creating some last minute Olympic sports to serve the overwhelming demand received for tickets.
'The demand is now far outweighing the supply' said Noble 'we've got people falling over themselves to purchase tickets for 2012 and we are in the embarrassing situation of not having enough sports to cover it. I mean if I was promoting a Take That tour or some other major band i'd lay on a few extra dates to meet the extra demand for tickets and the only difference here is i'm laying on a few extra games to meet the demand, simples'.
Prior to the meeting today President Rogge would not commit to giving the ok to the BOA's request for extra games but did sound a little unsure of the idea working when he read off a few of the suggested games that will need to be created. 'I appreciate Britains problem with their huge demand for tickets but just how they think we can rubber stamp the approval of games such as cheese rolling, pigeon racing, bog snorkling,shin kicking is beyond me and quite frankly the idea of midget hurling could prove to be down right offensive'.