A flock of birds are practicing hard for the upcoming "Bird Olympics", which will be held this August in Weifang, a city in eastern China's Shandong Province.
Since last August, these birds have been receiving training from 70-year-old bird lover Lun Jishu. The training includes wrestling, weight lifting, bicycle racing, and balance beam.
Lun Jishu trains a pied magpie for "car racing" in Weifang in eastern China's Shandong Province, on Thursday, June 19, 2008. (photo: cnsphoto)
Lun told China News Service that he has planned to hold a "Bird Olympics" this August in a local forest park, to celebrate this year's Beijing Olympics.
These birds will be released after their appearance at this special Olympics.