1980s style game from The Guardian tests your medalist potential

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We’re mere days from the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics, which means it’s too late to punch your ticket for a spot at the London Games. Yet, all of us have considered whether we have the tenacity to ever make that dream a reality. Well, wonder no longer. The team at The Guardian created an interactive game to access the potential of your medalist musings—and it’s styled after 1980s era video games. Play it here.

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