Olympics investigating report of kayak capsizing after hitting submerged sofa
We may already have our strangest and most amusing story to come out of the Rio Olympic games.
Paul Kelso, a journalist for Sky Sports in the UK, reported on Friday that an Olympic kayaker had capsized after hitting a submerged couch. No, really.
— Paul Kelso (@pkelso) August 5, 2016
The report, which immediately sparked the #kayaksofa hashtag on Twitter, was not corroborated by anyone else. Nevertheless, the organizers are taking it seriously enough as to investigate it.
— Martyn Ziegler (@martynziegler) August 6, 2016
Look, we are well aware that certain aspects of the games — particularly the Olympic village — aren’t exactly up to standard. You’d think, though, that an Olympic kayaker would be able to participate without the fear of capsizing on errant furniture. I must confess, on a personal note, that a large part of me desperately wants this to be true. It almost seems too absurd to make up.