Excerpt from the book Sports the Olympics Forgot This book describes 40 sports that ought to be played but aren’t, because I made them up.

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The “Race to the Stars” is the hardest event and is confined to the 64 finest pyramid climbers in the world. The 16 quarter-finalists from each year’s race automatically qualify for the next year’s race. The other 48 racers are decided by pre-qualifying events on the pyramid of Menkaure in the week prior to June 21st.

Each year there are roughly 5,000 entrants for the race who make their way to Cairo at their own expense. They are given a thorough medical by the race organizers and those who pass have to sign an insurance waiver and provide proof they have adequate medical insurance for repatriation to their own country. If more than 3,072 pass the tests then an elimination 10,000-metre race is run around the Giza Plateau and the top 3,072 entrants reach the pre-qualifying races.