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Quidditch at the Olympic Games?
July 10, 2012
Quidditch has moved beyond its Harry Potter book series origins. Matches are now played by "muggles" all over the world. The International Quidditch Association wants everyone to recognize the game as a real sport. In fact, they hope that quidditch could one day go so far as to be part of the Summer Olympic Games.
"Alex Benepe, one of the sport's founders, set up the New York-based non-profit International Quidditch Association in 2007 as players started to take the game more seriously and quidditch now boasts a rule book and a World Cup. He said players happily admitted they were nerds, but sporty nerds, and they wanted to prove this was now a legitimate sport - and even aim for the Olympics in the future."