Paul Bailey asked me a few months ago if I wanted to captain the U.S. team for the inaugural Quiz Olympiad, to be held in Athens next fall. I had a great time at the European Quiz Championships the one year I got to go, and TCONA is a blast every year. But this is something bigger! Olympian! I’m going into training immediately under the strict tutelage of a gruff Romanian coach who will hoist me onto his shoulders at the slightest pretext.
Full announcement here. I’m not sure if that subhed was really supposed to say “Insert clever Jeopardy! quip here” or if that’s an accidental placeholder, but it’s pretty funny either way.