squats for subway ticketTo promote the February Sochi Olympics, the Russian Olympic Committee has added a machine in the Moscow subway that gives a free ticket if you can complete at least 30 squats within two minutes.

The machine, in the Vystavochaya Station, has a special squat sensor and counts down the number left to go.

The Olympic officials wanted to get regular people thinking about the importance of sports in everyday life. “We wanted to show that the Olympic Games are not just an international competition most people watch on TV every two years,” said Alexander Zhukov, president of the Russian Olympic Committee.

People are happier when they’re active, and the feeling of accomplishment is even better than a free ticket.

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Thanks to Julia Frerichs, LMT for suggesting the story!


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