Thursday, January 31, 2008

China Olympics: Speed Whale Shark Champions

China Daily, Shengzuo--As The Peoples Republic of China prepares to host the 2008 Olympics,China's Demonstration Sports Committee invited the International press corps to preview it's latest team sport-"Competitive Speed Whale Shark".

With it's early roots in logging this latest demonstration sport will be included in this years 2008 Olympic Games to promote the local sport and to gauge interest and support.

Speed, accuracy and safety are hallmarks of these three day medal events that include the complete disassembly of 60 foot Whale Sharks by sweaty teams of "Sawyers".

"It is our hope the world will adopt this sport for future Olympic Games before we run out of sharks" said Liu bo Xiang, Team Captain, recent medalist, and three time "Sawyer Champion".

The following Underwater Onion was brought to you by Shark Diver.

Seriously, the Olympics would be a great place to highlight the fact that 80% of the worlds 100 million shark fins go to China.


Neutral Dive Gear said...

What a disturbing picture.

sak said...

Bizzare and disturbing.

Anonymous said...

this should not be a sport i hope its cancelled

Anonymous said...

who's crazy idea is this..It's cruel!!! I hope that this does not become a sport

Anonymous said...

Only the Chinese could come up with and freely ordain a sport that would knowingly lead to the elimination of a species...for fun. Education is the redeeming path. We, too, could learn to curb our hunger for species like tuna lest they be fished to oblivion.