Olympic fever has gripped Britain and a great deal of the planet. But we wonder how this ancient tradition will go forth and shape the 24th Century and beyond?
From what we can see from all series is that sport is huge! Sport players hold more fame and prestige than entertainers (If the holographic comic in The Outrageous Okona is anything to go by, then its because there are no talented entertainers!)
The values and the principles of Olympics are represented in the ideals of the Federation so it is our hope that the Olympics boldly goes on to the 24th Century and beyond!
Here’s what we hope it might look like.
The Year is 2390. The games are being hosted by Earth in Athens. All hostilities between races have no place here. There’s been a great deal of debate in the news and on blogs (yes they still exist!) regarding the change in rules to allow genetically enhanced races and holograms to perform. Well they had to do something with all those Jem Hadar.
How we’d love to get tickets to this event.
What we know: Four players. This must have something to do with the square?
They have ion mallets and there is a ramp. It is considered dangerous.
The team from Minsk are supposedly quite good, probably why Worf likes to holiday there. You need to be very fit – just to look good in those gym kits! And whatever you do, don’t let your children play! Even little holographic children are not infallible. They will fall and die! *reaches for tissues*
Admittedly, we didn’t realise this was a real sport that can be played today! When Captain Archer described it, it sounded made up. And T’Pol hadn’t heard of it either so we don’t feel too stupid. But this is definitely one we’re going to look out for in the Olympics.
Each race would have its own strength and weakness in this game making diversity more interesting. For example, being a strong Klingon might help you throw the ball further but hinder your swimming speed. A Zeldan with their webbed hands could whip through the waves but lose their cool with other contesters. We think this is one sport where Earth might do ok and not get our ridgeless butt kicked.
Bajorans love their Spring, whether its the weather, a ball game or a glass of wine. Springball is huge on DS9 and many of the hu-mons have taken it up. Probably because it looks exactly like squash but with more complicated rules. Springball is to the Bajorans what football is to us primitive humans. Just avoid the matches if the Cardassians get through to the finals!
This is HUGE in the future, it’s not just Sisko that follows it either although that was reason enough to get us interested. But we suspect that matches are only entertaining when they pitch a bunch dextrously challenged Ferengi against a team of Vulcan supremacists.
Other Notable Mentions
This would have been in the games a couple of centuries now and we bet the Klingons have never won a gold medal!
Human play Dom-Jot! Bolian play Dom-Jot! Gorn play Dom-Jot! We want to referee this game!
Because every Olympics needs it sexy game!