"Star Wars" has evolved from nerd favorite to a worldwide sensation. If there's one place lightsaber dueling belongs it's at the Olympics.
Viewership of the summer games averaged around four billion recently, but think of the viewership numbers the Olympics can garner with actual Jedis lunging and parrying each other in intense duels with medals on the line. Lightsaber dueling is the closest anyone can get to saving the galaxy with one swing of the sword. Let them live their dreams.
Make it an Olympic sport!
The Olympics are a place of honor, respect and competing at the highest level. It isn't a place for nerds to swing around fake weaponry.
Lightsaber dueling is right there along with having an imaginary friend and pretending the floor is lava; something to be left in childhood. Not everything should be considered an Olympics sport. People sacrifice their bodies and relationships in pursuit of an Olympic medal. Lightsaber athletes are swinging around plastic and pretending they're some sort of galactic protector.