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Friday, 15 June 2012

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Otter is Narnia's best speed skater

The freshly formed Olympic Committee of Narnia have admitted that they are to send a team to the next Winter Olympics in 2014 to be held in Russia.

"This is a great adventure for us," said Digory Kirk, who has been asked to chair the committee. "We have never taken part in any such events before."

Due to the close proximity of Russia and Narnia, it has been decided that this very poor nation could afford to send its top athletes to the event this time around, something they've not been able to afford to do before now.

"We've got some very good skiers," Said Kirk. "For many years, skiing was the only real way to get around in Narnia. Even in summer, there was snow on the ground."

Another even the Narnians are expected to excel in, is ice skating. However, they will not be entering any of the shooting events.

"We don't have any guns," said Kirk. "Plenty of bows and arrows, but we've been told that these aren't allowed in the shooting events. This is a shame, one of our fauns is a particularly good shot with a bow, and can hit a pigeon from four miles away."

The Olympic Committee have welcomed the addition of Narnia into the fold of Winter Olympic countries, for the Winter Olympics has always lagged behind its warmer cousin in terms of entrants.

"Every new nation is welcome," said Seb Coe, who seems to appear on every sport related committee these days. "I did try and find Narnia on a map, but I couldn't. Then again, my map is a few years old, and if they're as close to Russia as they claim, then there's loads of countries in that area that I don't know about."

Narnia are not expected to top any medal charts, but are hopeful of winning one or two medals.

"I think Otter will wipe the floor in the speed skating," said Kirk.

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