The chance of Team GB winning a record haul of medals at the London 2012 Paralympics have received a shot in the arm from the International Olympic Committee.
After months of consultation, the IOC has confirmed obesity will be recognised as a genuine diability for the games.
"We are sensitive to cultural sensibilities and therefore, with obesity a growing (sic) issue in Western countries, we as a committee have agreed to include sport for fatties at London." IOC spokesman Manuel Ortega told reporters.
The new disciplines include the 100m, 200m, 800m and 1500m in a mobility scooter, with an extra event seeing competitors taking part in the 1500m while smoking a JPS Black Superking.
There will also be the competitive waddle over the internationally recognised distance of Bus Stop to McDonalds and the Sitting, Puffing and Sweating competition taking place in the Olympic Park itself.
Stephanie Chalmers from Paralympic Team GB said it's a step forward for the UK's obese athletes.
"For too long they've been forced to watch the olympics from their sofas. Now they'll be able to compete from a specially designed racing sofa and have the chance to be coached by Rik Waller in our Elite Obese Program."