Sebastien Coe, Olympics organiser, has decided that the success of the ITV series Downton Abbey should influence the programme for the Olympic Games next year.
Several people seeking to be butlers have been practising 'Yes me Lord' constantly in an effort to be late qualifiers only to be trumped by 'Yes, me Lady' women contestants.
'We are ruling out nothing to please the crowd' declared Seb 'a public execution of someone who is innocent of any crime is on the cards.'
Lord Fauntelroy is practising to be the Abbey Lord and he has a group of young women simpering at the prospect of finding a husband among the competing athletes.
A marriage is planned between the Lord's daughter, known as Lady Fanny, on the racing track with an 'unsuitable chauffeur' named Jenson Button.
Viewing figures for the new Olympics Downton Abbey are sure to be huge and every hour programme will have 50 minutes of advertising.