Coming to a living room near you...
It all started at the 1988 Summer Olympic Games at Seoul—by then, the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) had persuaded the International Olympic Committee to include the commonplace game of ping pong as a bona fide Olympic sport.
With table tennis as trailblazer No. 1, it is high time here in 2012 that the Olympic Games welcome in more living room events as full-fledged, medal-bearing athletic contests.
Let the Games begin with the following 10 "Olympic" sports you can play in your living room.