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Issue: "Bright or rotten idea?," Oct. 5, 2013

Seeking gold

If Yasuo Hazaki has his way, some athletes will be darting behind obstacles and others will be listening to the promising cues of “hotter” or “colder.” That’s because Hazaki, a 64-year-old Japanese professor, is lobbying the International Olympic Committee to accept Hide and Seek as an official Olympic sport in time for the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. Hazaki has proposed a team Hide and Seek game for the Olympics that would be played on a 65-foot-by-65-foot “pitch” with two minutes for hiding and three minutes for seeking. The IOC has made no comment regarding Hazaki’s request.


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