Alis Lewis reports for Oxford University’s Oxford Student on a wizarding event that took place in the run up to the Olympics:
This week, the largest UK Quidditch event to date was held in Oxford ahead of the Olympic Torch’s arrival in the city.
About a hundred of players from Australia, France, the United Kingdom and the United States took part in a tournament playing Quidditch – the game on broomsticks made famous by Harry Potter.
The two-day tournament was part of Oxford’s Olympic torch relay celebrations, as the torch tours the country celebrating sport.
There are even some people who think that Quidditch could become an Olympic sport. Alex Benepe of the International Quidditch Association said: “There are a lot more ridiculous sports in the Olympics right now if you ask me.
“I think anyone who doubts it should come out and see Quidditch and see how intense it is, it’s a rough sport, it’s an exciting and dynamic sport and I would encourage anyone who has their doubts to come out and try it for themselves.”
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