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in Moscow you can make 30 squats instead of paying to get a Subway ticket from the ticket machine

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In an effort to promote both the upcoming Olympic Games in Sochi and a healthier lifestyle, the Moscow metro has set up a special vending machine that offers travelers one free ticket in exchange for performing 30 squats.

 

“We wanted to show that the Olympic Games is not just an internationalcompetition that people watch on TV, but that it is also about gettingeveryone involved in a sporting lifestyle,” Alexander Zhukov, president of theRussian Olympic Committee, told the Russian news agency RIA Novosti.

 

To gain a free ticket, subway riders must perform the squats in front of themachine and curious bystanders, and do them in under two minutes.

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