The International Olympic Committee has today confirmed that queueing will be recognised as an official Olympic sport.
This follows the huge surge of interest in the activity following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
It is hoped that by the time the next games begin in France, in 2024, competitors will be able to complete in a range of different events including:
The news has been welcomed by fans of queueing across the world with many taking to social media to express their delight.
Queue-Cutie22 tweeted: "Super excited that a hobby handed down by generations in my family, is to get the recognition it deserves"
QueriousQueuer also tweeted: "Wait. This is an actual thing? Can’t wait for 2024. #queuegoodtobetrue"
Keith Kinchin, owner of the popular app "Queues4U", which helps hobbyists meet up at queues around the world said "I never thought I'd see this day in my lifetime. With our diverse range of members, I've no doubt we'll be bring home the medals in 2024.”
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