Olympics of another kind: lock picking

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Are you not into traditional sports? Also not into extreme sports? Perhaps something like lock-picking is more your style.

These contestants don’t stand around posing for photos next to their bicycles and they certainly don’t get busted for illegal steroid use. These athletes pick locks!

Two hours north of Amsterdam, you will find the small town of Sneek Wigledam where these “olympics” are held. You’ll find people picking Kryptonite bike locks with Bic pens, high security store locks with steak knives or rake picks and many other intriguing events. The only downside is that you won’t get the fancy technology providing overlays, score graphics, and the other niceties associated with those other Olympics going-on right now in Italy…

Read the details in this three page write-up.

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