While the Olympics pride themselves on celebrating the peak of global athletic achievement, the kind of athletes it accepts has become an increasingly broad church over the years. From skateboarding to synchronized swimming, the games is no stranger to including more offbeat sports in its prestigious competition.
However, there’s always room for improvement and even a little recognition for those who put Olympian amounts of effort into the less sporting tasks in their life. When ESPN posed the question of what feels like an Olympic sport but isn’t one, numerous people were ready with convincing answers. Call it participation trophy millennial pandering, but lots of things in life are hard; it’s only right that it gets acknowledged some of the time. Although few of us will be sporting greats, we’re all skilled in our own way. At least, that’s what we tell ourselves.