Premier League footballers reveal the Olympic sport they'd compete in

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The Olympics has taken over the sporting world once more, and it's even catching the eyes of Premier League footballers.

Every four years the world comes together to watch sports that never usually get to take centre stage. A summer that can see you go from watching water polo to shooting, from judo to fencing, and from beach volleyball to hockey.

It's been a successful summer in Brazil, despite the ongoing fears ahead of the Olympic Games, and although there has been some issues throughout, it's overall been a fantastic spectacle.


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The Olympic fever has even gripped the Premier League, with four of their players revealing what sports they would do if they were to take part in a summer Games.

Of course they couldn't choose football, so it left Mark Noble, Wes Morgan, Jack Wilshere, and Tom Heaton with a decision to make.

The West Ham United captain chose boxing, despite admitting he's not sure why because you just get hit in the head for a living. However, the fight he shows in the midfield could go a long way in the boxing ring.

The 29-year-old also revealed that he used to do a bit of boxing when he was younger, which is maybe why he's so tenacious on the football field.

For the Leicester City captain, he went for a team sport and chose water polo. His reasoning behind that choice was because he likes swimming.

It seems like he wouldn't like to challenge his fellow Jamaican Usain Bolt to a race in the 100m or 200m, which is probably a wise decision.

Surprisingly for Wilshere, he opted for the diving. The injury-prone midfielder said he'd like to try diving because it looks difficult. He's clearly up for a challenge.

Finally, the Burnley goalkeeper chose discus, and his reasoning was because he used to do it at school and he quite enjoyed it.

So there you have it, if they were not Premier League footballers, you could have seen Noble in a boxing ring, Morgan in a swimming pool, Wilshere on a diving board, and Heaton on the field.

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