IN A MOMENT OF COMPLETELY UNMANAGEABLE PR DISASTER LONDON IS OVERRUN WITH INFECTED GHOULS DURING THAT VITALLY IMPORTANT WORLD SHOWCASE – THE OLYMPICS. SEB COE AND BORIS JOHNSON HAVE ALREADY BEEN BITTEN AND SUCCUMBED TO THE ZOMBIES VIRAL BITE… WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
London and the rest of the UK are currently playing host to 1000s of high trained athletes as part of the historic 2012 Olympic Games. All these sports people at the peak of their game. Ready to compete against each other in the arena for shiny baubles, international kudos and the patronage of globe striding junk food manufacturers. But… What happens when our whole deck of cards collapses, when soda pop branding and nanosecond differences between sprinters become an irrelevance? What happens when the Zombie outbreak occurs? Which athletes will, because of their years of intense training, be best adapted to survive?
Syncronized swimmers and the Dressage team, gravitate immediately towards your countries Archery team, because these silent killers will be the ones who can cut a swathe through a shambling undead throng. Unlike bullets, arrows are almost soundless, allowing lone zombies to be taken out without drawing other walking corspes with the sound of gun fire.
ArcheryThe sprinters were breakfast hours ago – they were fine over a short distance but it’s the endurance athletes that can really put some distance between themselves and a slathering horde of brain-eating cadavers.
Of all the sports people capable of surviving an outbreak, it is perhaps the modern pentathlete who has the greatest chance of winning the day if theworst happens. Swimming a river is no problem, sword and gun skills mean they can actively engage the enemy and cross country running will help to put distance between themselves and the shuffling army of ghouls looking to eat them. Those equestrian skills might come in handy too, if a suitable steed can be located.
Wrestling and Boxing
Unfortunately, hand to hand skills are a last resort when it comes to battling zombies. A fast set of feet for running away are a lot more useful. It’s good to have the wrestling team on side during your first attempts to break out of the city though, as these punchy types can distract a lot of dead for you while you flee in another direction. If you were the unsporting type that is…
The problem with footballers is their training in taking a dive. This instinct to sell the most minor of accidental injuries as an infraction of the rules means the moment a footballer steps on a drawing pin they hit the floor, hold their knee and cry foul… Within seconds they are rendered invisible by the dozens of zombies who fall upon them.
The Javelin seems useful at first but the need for a head shot in order to take down a fiend, plus the general lack of straight and true throwing weapons in the wild means the shot, hammer or discus is a much more transferable skill when it comes to finding objects you can cave a zombies skull in with from a safe enough difference.
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