Forget Rio 2016, we can’t stop watching the cat Olympics

On your marks, get set, purr...

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If the Olympic Games don’t float your boat, we’ve got something that might. It still involves sport, tireless training and high-stakes competition… but it’s between cats rather than humans. 

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That’s right, if you need a fix of something fluffy while the rest of the world tunes in to watch the world’s best athletes compete for Olympic glory in Rio, pad this way. 

All 4 have pitted the most fur-ocious pets against each other in the ultimate arena. “Our fury little friends are no longer locking horns in an alley: gone are the days when cats quarrelled over a slither of meat outside a restaurant. They now take part in heated and competitive contests,” say Channel 4. 

The cat-hletes are competing in such disciplines as the Rythmic Catnastics, the 100cm Cat Dash and the Whisker Slalom. 

Here’s the kind of thing you can expect: 

There are currently six short episodes on All 4. We know what we’ll be doing this afternoon… 

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