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Exciting news has developed for Bathurst today as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that Bathurst Miniature Trains will become an official Olympic sport come the 2020 games in Tokyo.

Local miniature train enthusiast Kevin (4) explained to the advocate why this is unlike any other sport at the Olympics.

“You see that no matter where the Olympics are held around the world, to participate in this sport, athletes must travel to Bathurst to be able to compete. I am 4 years old so I’m not really sure what this means, I was just told to say that.”

Miniature trains will complete ‘hot laps’ of the Bathurst circuit and the quickest lap will be crowned the winner, but given a silver medal, just to show that in this day and age winning isn’t everything. Given that all the trains travel at basically the same speed, it will be a sport of milliseconds.

We also have confirmation that local Basketball and Touch Football royalty, Tony Lewis, will be providing top notch commentary throughout the event.

Stay tuned for more on this hot topic

*photo credit: Bathurst Miniature Railway*

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