There were requests from all around to see video of the electric "Mini MINI" radio-controlled cars that are being used to retrieve javelins, hammers, shots and discus' (disci?) at the London Olympics, and here it is.

The Olympic-liveried electric Cooper hatchbacks in roughly 1/4-scale ply the infield grass. The couriers are loaded up by judges in the field, who slot the particular sporting implements into holders built into the roofs, then the cars are driven back to the judges near the throwing area for retrieval.

Based on how many comments on the Mini R/C cars we've seen that are some variation of "Do want," we wouldn't be surprised to see these again somewhere else. You can watch them work in the videos below.






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      Mr E
      • 2 Years Ago
      I so want to criticize an event based on physical effort and exertion for using a mechanical toy to do a simple task, but this is just too darn neat.
      ack154
      • 2 Years Ago
      WANT.
      Tabs Luther
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hilariously cute, and great marketing. That is one big a$$ rc car!
      Cory Haggard
      • 2 Years Ago
      So cute! c:
      KAG
      • 2 Years Ago
      I want one, be great for the pool for more drinks and chips
      telm12345
      • 2 Years Ago
      Waiting for the nay-sayers, but this is awesome. Great and innovative marketing.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      StevieJacks
      • 2 Years Ago
      Good story, I've been watching it 24/7 and hadn't even noticed. Plural of discus: - if the author can tell me why there's an apostrophe (even with disci correctly in brackets afterwards) when he hasn't used one for javelins, hammers, etc, he can have it. If not, then please CHECK YOUR BASICS before you post an article.
        butt face
        • 2 Years Ago
        @StevieJacks
        A javelins is not an object, a hammers is not an object, however a discus is an object. Using an apostrophe at the end of a word that ends in s is normal, it avoids the "s's". "I threw a discus into the the Smith's yard" vs. "I threw a discus into the James' yard" There may be a remote, nuanced reason that it is incorrect in this particular circumstance, but one would hardly consider it an egregious offense requiring the attention of the grammar police.
          butt face
          • 2 Years Ago
          @butt face
          Touché. I could have just googled it, then again so could have the OP. Unfortunately I think I still win, because now you're having a serious argument with someone named butt face.
      GasMan
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is like a lab puppy with a big red bow around its neck. You know you are being manipulated but you don't care.
      KP
      • 2 Years Ago
      Marketing genius for Mini. A perfect fit imho.
      Justin B.
      • 2 Years Ago
      It was fun watching these little Mini's flying back and forth behind the athletes being interviewed!
      Tokinori Minami
      • 2 Years Ago
      超カワユス
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