Professional athlete career is very short. In figure skating and gymnastics most athletes retire in their 20s.
The reason is not just that it's harder to compete against the younger athletes, but also that virtually all "professionals" get multiple sports injuries which gradually accumulate and make it impossible for them to perform on the same levels. Thus, sadly, most sports stars we admire now, will suddenly "disappear" before they turn 30.
To show how athletes can suddenly disappear from sports, make them invisible in their uniforms in any kind of sports.
Many thanks to Registered for the themepost.
An alternative theory of dinosaur extinction says they were not wiped out by some earth catastrophe, but simply could not compete with the newly evolved animals - the mammals. Dinosaurs could not outrun, outjump, or outswim mammals when it came to catching food. Nor could they safeguard their nests and eggs from fast moving mammals, and gradually declined in numbers. All in all, dinosaurs were not sporty enough to compete with mammals and lost the evolution game.
Photoshop how dinosaurs COULD be great athletes who loved to play sports - show dinosaurs in any kinds of sports.
Many thanks to Tarkus for the themepost.
As the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi are getting closer, lets recall that Sochi is one of the warmest subtropical spots in Russia - winters there are very warm and often snow-less. Putin said he guaranteed snow there this year, even if he would have to bring it by helicopters from the surrounding regions. Luckily, he did not have to do it, but there was a lot of jokes in the Russian blogsphere how these winter sports would be played in the absence of snow. Let us think of some new sport disciplines that could (or could not) be added to the winter Olympics.
Create any winter sports that definitely would not make it to the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games.
Many thanks to pcrdds for the contest idea.
Photoshop this photo of this racing sports-car any way you wish. Some examples are: Show change the racing driver, merge the sports car with other objects, use this sports-car racing image in posters and paintings, etc. These are just some ideas.
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You have 7 days to submit your entry. Submitting it early will give you plenty of time to read the critique comments and edit your image accordingly.
Many thanks to Jiří Nedorost for providing the source photo.
Snail racing has been a popular event for many years, especially popular in China where people like to place bets on snails. World Snail Racing Championships have been held for 28 years at Congham, Norfolk, UK. The 2012 world snail racing championship was held on 18th August 2012 and the winner was a snail called Racer owned and trained by Sue, aged 5, from King's Lynn. Racer completed the course in 3 minutes 20 seconds.
Photoshop snails in any kind of sport activity.