The winter olympics newest demonstration sport has a long and fabled tradition. From the frozen north comes
Although not yet an official sport, Snow Peeing dates back to prehistoric times. Cave drawings found in Scotland depict large scale competitions... <more>
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Last night, this crude depiction of Edvard Munch's "The Scream" was left in front of the U.S. Pee Team dorms.
Bob "The Hose" Rose, U.S. Pee Team co-captain, was quick to conclude that the image pointed to the Danes as the probable culprits. Danish star Scyld Scefing included "The Scream" in the freestyle routine he used to capture the "2001 European Your-a-peein' Championships." Additional evidence were the empty bottles of Tuborg and Carlsburg scattered across the lawn.<more>
The Czech Pee team is hoping to turn a novelty act into gold in Salt Lake. Using as of yet undisclosed methods, the Czech team is able to produce a "split stream", allowing them to attack both compulsory and free style figures in parallel. The increased speed should allow for more complex designs and better times. "We've asked the IOC to make sure this isn't a case of prostate tampering" stated Russian lead pee-man Vladimir Shakatipov. In a local pre-Olympic demonstration, the Czech team made Salt Lake audiences give a "double" take.<more>
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Olympic snow peeing consists of two events: the freestyle competition and the 30K Pee and Ski.
The freestyle competition allows teams to display a full range of technical skill and inventiveness with artistry to music of their own choosing. The first two rounds are compulsories, in which each pee-er must form a pre-determined figure in the snow. These figures are carefully guarded secrets but are usually the name of a historic figure and a witty saying like "Eat Me."
The last round (accounting for 60% of the total points) is a free style routine, in which competitors draw unique images taken from history, the world of art, or current events. These images often draw on themes of nationalism, religion or kidney function.
Judging is based on time to pee, a continuous golden arc, lack of scatter and a clean dismount and zip. Drips are considered faults, and any splatter on a judge is considered a disqualification.
It took six members of the German team less than five minutes to complete this version of Da Vinci's Mona Lisa at a recent World Cup event held in Oslo, Norway. The routine is carefully choreographed to Nat King Cole's haunting tune of the same name.
After some harsh words from the American press, U.S. Pee Team co-captain Larry "No Drip" Roberts made the following statement, "It's a sport. Have you seen ice dancing? Have you seen curling for Christ's sake? How about that gymnastics crap when they're running around with that ribbon? I'm sick of this holier than thou attitude from the media and my fellow athletes." Snow peeing does have a long history in those countries with an abundance of snow and beer, but is a relative newcomer as a competitive sport in the U.S.<more>
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