Jordan, Jesse, Go!, a Canadian comedy podcast (correct me if I am wrong, I never heard of them before), launched a IndieGoGo (Kickstarter-like site) project to raise funds to buy Canadian Pentathlon competitor Donna Vakalis a laser gun for the 2012 Olympic games. In about 24 hours they managed to raised the $2900 required.
I am pleased for Donna Vakalis, but it saddens me that one of the last modern martial sports in the Olympic games is being turned into a laser tag match. I wonder how many athletes are not going to be able to compete because they cannot afford to buy a $2,900 laser gun, when a sub-$1000 .22 LR handgun or .177 air pistol would have sufficed.
[ Many thanks to Christian for emailing us the link. ]