Sure, you learn that accurately, there have been sporting occasions in area this 12 months. Sadly, they weren’t formally linked to the Olympics however the present inhabitants of the International Space Station have been collaborating in their very own sports this 12 months, full with their very own distinctive zero-gravity twists.
The primary occasion was the ‘lack of ground routine’ – a tackle gymnastics which was received by Russia’s Pyotr Dubrov who managed to keep away from touching something throughout his very inventive routine.
Subsequent up was the ‘no handball’ occasion which concerned the astronauts utilizing solely their breath to push round a ping-pong ball and attempt to rating a aim. This completed 1-0 to a group comprised of a Russian and an American astronaut.
Who wants water if you don’t have gravity? That’s clearly the mentality that the ISS astronauts had when the 2 groups put collectively a sensational synchronised area swimming remaining, full with music and a few eye-catching strikes.
The ultimate occasion was ‘weightless sharpshooting’ which concerned members firing elastic bands at a immobile goal suspended in the course of a hall.
There was even a closing ceremony.
Pesquet hasn’t really disclosed who received the first-ever area Olympics nevertheless it’s the collaborating that counts, proper? We will solely hope they do the identical once more in three years time when Paris 2024 rolls round.