Buried under all that riveting Olympics coverage: The World Yo-Yo Contest

 Beijing may be the current epicenter for the world’s top athletes, but just days prior to the fakery Olympic ceremony opening, Orlando hosted the world’s yo-yo champs as they battled it out for top honors.   While the mainstream U.S. media was foaming at the mouth in pre-Olympic coverage they completely overlooked the 2008 World Yo-Yo Contest which took place July 31-August 2.  It would have gone entirely unnoticed if it hadn’t been for the NY Times’ rushed-through recap that ran today, two weeks after the grueling competition.  Way to stay on that, “Gray [OLD] Lady.”

Anyway, I’ll let YouTube do all my reporting, because watching it is so much better than reading about it…

And if yo-yoing was an Olympic sport then this kid would OWN it:

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