The decision was reached late last night after Sebastian Coe ditched plans for a Monkey Tennis tournament and decided instead to give Kicking the Can the green light.
“There is clearly a demand for this kind of endurance event,” said the Tory jogger. “We’ve already seen much of Europe engaged in it for the best part of a year. That takes serious stamina.”
Despite Angela Merkel’s recent concessions to Italy and Spain, Coe remains optimistic that Kicking the Can will remain in the Olympic schedule.
“Although there may be moments of apparent progress, we will undoubtedly see the can being booted further down the avenue in due course.”
The organisers have revealed that the event will be a precise reenactment of the current eurozone plight.
“That’s great because it means we won’t have to make any decisions,” said Francois Hollande, captain of a French side nicknamed ‘There’s Always Tomorrow’.
Other teams entering the event include a Greek side nicknamed Fudge and led by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. Ashley Cole has been welcomed as the wildcard entry.
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