The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has today confirmed that napping will become an official sport at the 2024 games.
Huge amounts of people all over the world – the western world – have been taking up the discipline and growing pressure has been mounting on the IOC to finally recognise the skill, poise, commitment and dedication napping takes.
Head of the IOC commented earlier saying:
“The Olympics is all about celebrating and rewarding amazing feats of the human body and mind. We’re alway adjusting and changing with the times and are delighted to be making it an official event. It’s a dream come true for so many people.”
Events in the discipline will include the long nap, the 400 minute relay nap and synchronised napping.
As is standard with all sporting events at the olympics, napping will only be open to amateur nappers. However, it is thought that the world’s elite nappers may make the move into the professional arena with lucrative endorsement deals from
It’s good news for the Irish napletes too, who have been years in training and now have the chance to compete with the worlds best.
We attempted to contact the head of the Irish napping team earlier for a comment, but he was unfortunately asleep.