From the man calling himself Jeremy Irons:
Well, since it has now become a worldwide sport, it may be pursued by the Olympics. But I think it has a wider appeal and an EI Olympics will eventually eclipse the existing games. As conventional sports become boring and tedious, they will have to add Ironing as part of their discipline. Then we’ll see EI taken to the level of world domination. We’ll see the Millions in sponsorships and Prize money. This will be followed by corruption at all levels and sex scandals, followed by the EI Enhancing Drugs . . . I can’t wait !
Motto: "Extreme Ironing is the latest danger sport that combines the thrills of an extreme outdoor activity with the satisfaction of a well-pressed shirt."
Following the 2004 Summer Olympics, five-time Olympic gold medalist Sir Steve Redgrave backed extreme ironing to become an Olympic sport. "It is a fantastic sport. It's a little bizarre in some respect, but in a few years' time, rowing could be chopped from the Olympics and extreme ironing could be in!"