Bear Grylls, the host of Man vs. Wild, will serve as the “personal cheerleader” for the British Table Tennis team as well as British Olympian/tennis player/ping pong fiend Andy Murray.
Grylls is best known for turning unsurvivable situations (that somehow the camera crew following him has no issue with) by killing animals, climbing cliffs, and drinking his own urine. It seems that the British table tennis team was in just as iffy a situation. After failing to qualify for the Olympics through normal qualifying tournaments, the team lobbied the country’s Olympic Committee to use some of their host exceptions on the team and now 3 men and 3 women will represent Britain.
Given that Bear will be cheering for the team, and possibly training them, if the Olympic Village gets replaced with a stadium from the Hunger Games, you now know who to put your money on.
The table tennis team drinking their own urine makes the soccer team’s EURO 2012 experience seem that much nicer.
Via News Track India