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Entry from June 27, 2021
“I am yet again asking the Olympics to simply let a regular non athlete person do the event first”

Olympic athletes can make difficult moves look easy. Kelsey McKinney asked on Twitter on June 19, 2021:
     
“I am yet again asking the olympics to simply let a regular non athlete person do the event first so I can understand how good these people are.”
     
The tweet went viral (over 200,000 likes). However, the idea was not new. “They need to have an ‘average’ person compete in each of the Olympic events so everyone gets a perspective of how good these athletes are” was posted on Twitter by Adam Kremer on February 7, 2014.
   
       
Twitter
Adam Kremer
@AdamKremer60
They need to have an “average” person compete in each of the Olympic events so everyone gets a perspective of how good these athletes are.
9:24 PM · Feb 7, 2014·Twitter for iPhone
 
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Andy Fenske
@AndyFenske
In all of the Olympic races they should have an average athlete competing as well.Just to have a clear measuring stick of how good they are.
9:06 AM · Aug 9, 2016·Twitter for iPhone
   
Twitter
Quentin Callahan
@quentquant
The @Olympics should start including an average athlete in all the events to show a comparison of how good Olympians actually are!
1:14 PM · Aug 18, 2016·Twitter for iPhone
   
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David Byler
@databyler
so one time i heard about this idea—that at the olympics you should have a normal person who like is average at each sport compete, and that way you get a sense of how good the olympians are
that seems like the role steyer is going for
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Alexandra Petri
@petridishes
· Dec 19, 2019
Steyer’s answers always feel like he won some kind of gala auction to get to stand onstage and share his best debate thoughts
9:09 PM · Dec 19, 2019·Twitter Web App
 
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patrick hundley
@patrickhundley_
I’ve been saying this for years - get one average person for each Olympic event and have them compete against the Olympic athletes - we need a true gauge of how good these people actually are dammit
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Jared Z
@Jrods_Tweets
· Apr 22
Imma start a petition to Bring back “Pros vs Joe’s”
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11:27 PM · Apr 22, 2021·Twitter for iPhone
 
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kelsey mckinney
@mckinneykelsey
I am yet again asking the olympics to simply let a regular non athlete person do the event first so I can understand how good these people are
1:25 PM · Jun 19, 2021·Twitter for iPhone
     
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George Wachington
@GeorgeWashingm1
They should have a normal person do Olympic events so that everyone can get a scale of how good these people are
10:47 PM · Jun 22, 2021·Twitter for iPhone
 
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Benotti
@benotti69
Replying to @mckinneykelsey
“I am yet again asking the olympics to simply let a regular non athlete person do the event first so I can understand how DOPED these people are”
corrected for reality.
12:34 PM · Jun 23, 2021·Twitter Web App

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Sunday, June 27, 2021 • Permalink


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