In a galaxy not so far away…
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
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?