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'Hungry, Hungry Hippos' in 2008 Olympics
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The International Olympic Committee today confirmed that Hasbro's 'Hungry, Hungry Hippos' will be an Olympic event starting with the 2008 games in Beijing, China. "The basic requirements for inclusion in the games are met," said IOC spokesman John Kemmit, "The factors involved are legion, but chiefly the game must be universally understood and not unique to one country or culture, it must be talent-driven, not primarily random in its outcome, and it must have a large professional and amateur presence. We are very pleased to be bringing this new game into the Olympic fold." Hasbro stock rose 11% on news of the game's acceptance.

"We get together every week or two and play into the wee hours."
-- Admitted Hungry, Hungry Hippos Addict
"This is such an incredible day for us! Many of us never thought we'd see this day," exuded Amelia Pendershot, chairman of the International Professional Hungry Hippos Association, "After we were turned down again by ESPN, I personally thought we'd never be mainstream. But with the IOC nod, we've got no where to go but up!"

Manufactured since 1978 by Milton Bradley, a division of Hasbro, 'Hungry, Hungry Hippos' has enjoyed a cult-following among twenty and thirty-something's. "We get together every week or two and play into the wee hours," admitted one man, "Sometimes it'll just get down to me and Tom, playing two-player until we can hardly move. It's addictive." The purses offered at the professional level are not high enough to make a living, but the IPHHA still holds an annual tournament. "Several thousand fans turn out for each one," claimed Pendershot, "It's not televised poker, of course, but we have more fans than Celebrity Chutes and Ladders."

"I like playing partners with Mommy," said Courtney Lininger, four-year-old daughter of last year's IPHHA winner, "But it's no fun playing against her. When she's losing, she's mean. Especially if she's drinking her 'relaxing' drink." Alcohol abuse is prevalent among Hippos players, so much so that the IOC warned, "All contestants will be tested for intoxication prior to each round. A positive test will result in the revocation of that team's eligibility." "I'm not sure I can even play sober," lamented one player, "But I suppose I won't know until I try."

The U.S. will likely choose its representative team by 2006 to allow it time to train and 'bond'. "We'll be ready, we'll put those Chinese hotshots in their place," predicted Pendershot.
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