The Olympic committee has announced that dog walking will be a trial sport at the Beijing Olympics, limited to ladies only and performed dogless.
Competitors must perform a fifty meter circuit, with one arm outstretched, in a minute or less and may trot, saunter, mince or caper while wagging their bottom vigorously.
Galloping is not allowed.
Judges award style points for bottom wagging which is encouraged. As result all top ranked world class female dog walkers have bottoms larger than allowed for carry-on luggage by British Airways.
The new Olympic Sport is off to a rocky start as IOC President Jaques Rogge personally appointed all judges who coincidently happen to be his old rugby pals from Belgium.
The judges more often than not are overcome with gales of laughter and guffaws at competitions. Rogge says this is the customary way to show respect and appreciation in his country.