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.


In the serving tests a glass two inches in diameter and six inches high is placed at each of the four corners of the receiving court. The server has four shuttles and tries to land a shuttle in each of the glasses, scoring 3 points per shuttle that lands in a glass and an extra 3 points for landing all four. If the shuttle hits the glass the server scores 1 point. Each contestant serves two sets of four shuttles to both the forehand court and backhand court, so a maximum of 60 points is on offer. Hendra Budiarto scored 50 points in 2008, which was a record score for the serving section, and he dominated for the next three years after that with scores of 48, 45, and 47 respectively.