Get ready to become obsessed with your new favourite sport: marble racing.
On Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight”, host John Oliver took a deep dive into the future of sports in a post-coronavirus world.
Given the risks associated with spreading the coronavirus at stadiums filled with sports fans, Oliver has seemingly found the perfect alternative.
With the help of HBO’s money, Oliver has become a sponsor for Dutch online marble league Jelle’s Marble Runs.
Players in the league compete in intricate marble relay races featuring obstacles, water courses and more.
“Nobody to whom we showed this, including non-sports fans, has not ended up wanting to watch more,” Oliver told the audience “This isn’t just a YouTube distraction. It’s a beautiful, competitive event, and the world needs those more than ever right now.”