John Oliver Thinks The Dutch Marble League Might Be The Future Of Sports

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.

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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.

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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.”

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