Now it’s not an Olympic sport… Yet. However, the French Fencing Federation ruled this week that lightsaber duelling is officially a competitive sport.
This is a big deal for lightsaber-obsessed weirdos like myself because the FFF is an authority on such things and its ruling opens the door for this sport to possibly be included in the Olympics someday. Maybe. “The idea that something we do as Star Wars fans, to be on a big stage like the Olympics, I can’t even comprehend how exciting that would be,” said Jimmy Sourile, the world champion of The Saber Legion, the largest saber fighting organization in the U.S. “I don’t know what’s going to happen in 2024, but I think it’s possible in the near future.”
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