Many foreign athletics are now preparing for the 2012 Olympics to be held in London by learning Urdu, and surprisingly not English.
Urdu language classes are becoming increasingly popular and are springing up from China to Paraguay as foreign athletes prepare to compete and visit the city of London for the 2012 Olympics.
Urdu and Arabic language classes have become increasing popular instead of English classes for athletes who are going to attend the Olympic Games in 2012 being held in London.
Dee Fung Sway, a Chinese Table Tennis champion, is learning the proper way to speak Urdu so he will be understood when he visits London. "I was a fool and learned English, but then the Chinese government showed us the population statistics of the UK and we decided to learn Urdu and Arabic instead because we want to be prepared", Sway says.
Paraguayan women's javelin thrower Marta LaFarta says once she found out that the Olympics was going to be held in London in 2012 she has been trying to throw a javelin in a burqa just in case. "It is very, very hard to see through those tiny little eye holes", LaFarta explains, "I almost killed my coach because I kept throwing in the wrong direction". "I accidentally speared a cow the other day because my burqa twisted on me".
Ukrainian athletes are trying new moves in loose fitting burqas and finding it very difficult. They are also concerned that the women's gymnastic categories might be canceled in 2012.
The Israeli athletes reported that they might not show up because of security concerns, which the Olympic Committee understood.