The cash-strapped London Olympic Committee announced today that they are abandoning the traditional “First Past the Post” system for the games in 2012.
‘We’ve learned from the recent election’ declared Lord Coe. ‘The ballot lasted 15 hours but discussions about who would form the next government continued for several days. This would let us cut costs by reducing the number of events but keeping TV coverage going for days.’
The format has already been tested in a regional event where one competitor thought he had won gold with his 88m javelin throw until verified the two runners up threatened to combine their distances to score a potential 143m. However, after four days the competitors finishing first and third agreed to share the gold with a mammoth combined 170m throw.