Now, I’m sure that it’s every Potterhead’s dream for Muggle Quidditch to become a worldwide, recognised sport, and it looks like some people in Oxford have found away to put that into action.
A tournament taking place July 8-9 in Oxford, England, could be the next step towards making the sport, which was invented by J.K. Rowling for the Harry Potter books, into an actual Olympic event.
Billed as the Quidditch Summer Games,the event will feature five national teams representing the UK, USA, Canada, France, and Australia that will be competing as part of the Olympic torch relay celebration, held as the official torch passes through the town.
Though the sport was created by an English author, early handicapping by the Bleacher Report suggests the USA is the team to beat, mainly because of the depth of players available. Almost 150 different players were nominated for the team, and only 21 made it onto the final roster.
And, the team that wins the tournament, gets to watch the Olympic torch being lit! Read the whole article here.