The French Fencing Federation has now decided to recognize lightsaber dueling as a competitive sport! The lightsaber might be the next big thing used as the Olympics. I am so stoked about this!
While you might not be able to slice your opponent in half or leave them with a sizzling stump instead of a hand (Sorry Luke!) you can join other duelists in an epic battle of good versus evil in a duel with lightsabers. The 3 minute bouts will be every Jedi or Sith’s most epic dream come to reality.
Serge Aubailly, federation secretary general, says in an interview with AP News that “With young people today, it’s a real public health issue. they don’t do any sport an only exercise with their thumbs. It’s becoming difficult to persuade them to do a a sport that has no connection with getting out of the sofa and playing with one’s thumbs. That is why we are trying to create a bond between our discipline and modern technologies, so participating in a sport feels natural.”
I don’t know about you, dear reader, but I’m currently searching for my nearest lightsaber league. Maybe I could atleast get the spot of “Official Lightsaber Battery Changer Person” for a future US Olympic Lightsaber team, because you know we can’t let the french beat us at lightsaber dueling! WWGLS?