Author Topic: Sports that are in the Olympics but shouldn't be  (Read 22836 times)

Sports that are in the Olympics but shouldn't be
« on: August 07, 2012, 07:23:20 pm »
Complementary to the other thread.  Then I'll draw up a one in/one out list for Rio  :)
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Re: Sports that are in the Olympics but shouldn't be
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2012, 07:26:41 pm »
Dressage. You practically have to have your own castle grounds to begin with, and who ever thought that teaching a horse to mince like a 1970s sitcom homosexual was a good idea?

Re: Sports that are in the Olympics but shouldn't be
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2012, 07:27:42 pm »
All the horse stuff, unless they start giving the horses the medals.

Handball, it's only there because the Nazis liked it.

Synchronised swimming.

Shooting.

FOOTBALL.
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Re: Sports that are in the Olympics but shouldn't be
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2012, 07:32:12 pm »
Anything that need judges to decide the winner.

Re: Sports that are in the Olympics but shouldn't be
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2012, 07:32:21 pm »
Anything that relies upon a subjective judgement.
Anything that requires make-up.
Anything for which winning an Olympic gold medal isn't the pinnacle of that sport.
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Re: Sports that are in the Olympics but shouldn't be
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2012, 07:35:14 pm »
Anything for which winning an Olympic gold medal isn't the pinnacle of that sport.

That'll be all the cycling out then.

Re: Sports that are in the Olympics but shouldn't be
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2012, 07:42:21 pm »
All the horse stuff, unless they start giving the horses the medals.


The horses get rosettes and stuff and a huge fuss made of them, and a lap of honour (or two, yesterday!)

Football, and tennis, we could loose.

Also, I've found I'm much less interested in any of the team sports like basketball or handball. Team racing (like rowing) is ok though.

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Re: Sports that are in the Olympics but shouldn't be
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2012, 07:46:33 pm »
Anything that need judges to decide the winner.

Oh yes indeed. Imagine applying that to Bolt who crosses the line first but gets silver because his lunch-box flops too far to the left *. Daft.

*No, I wasn't  ;D
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Re: Sports that are in the Olympics but shouldn't be
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2012, 07:48:32 pm »
Rivmik gymnastic stuff.
Synch diving.
Trampolining.

And i agree with hatler:
Anything for which winning an Olympic gold medal isn't the pinnacle of that sport.

That'll be all the cycling out then.
The road race, maybe. track stuff definitely stays.

the road race makes no sense in the Olympics due to the weird team tactics - it's like Eurovision block voting! Plus countries with 1 athlete are (usually!) unfairly handicapped.
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Re: Sports that are in the Olympics but shouldn't be
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2012, 08:22:12 pm »
I'm happy with the events that require judges. It's not that subjective. There are very clear rules where points have to be awarded or taken away. And as long as the judges are impartial (which they generally seem to be these days) they are very consistent.

The expert pundit in the diving commentary (whoever he is) seems to be able to very accurately predict the scores the divers will get before they have been announced. Same with the gymnastics lot.

It's not like judging a piece of music where one person might love it and another might think it shit house. Either you nail a triple back somersult or you don't and points are awarded accordingly.

As for other events (notice my deliberate non-use of the word "sport"  :P ) I don't think it's really my place to say they shouldn't be in the games just because I don't have any interest in them. Plenty of other people do, so that's fine. I don't really care if they bring in tiddlywinks or wanking to be honest...
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Re: Sports that are in the Olympics but shouldn't be
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2012, 08:23:53 pm »
Football. 

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Re: Sports that are in the Olympics but shouldn't be
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2012, 08:26:19 pm »
I don't really care if they bring in tiddlywinks or wanking to be honest...

Many years ago the BBC produced a play about The Sex Olympics. I still remember the jingle.

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Bloody hell! The whole thing is on Youtube!

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Re: Sports that are in the Olympics but shouldn't be
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2012, 08:29:21 pm »
That's a dystopian classic, and an important satire of 'reality television' written decades before the genre took off.
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Re: Sports that are in the Olympics but shouldn't be
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2012, 08:31:21 pm »
Handball, it's only there because the Nazis liked it.
That may be how it got in originally, but it's kept in by being very popular in lots of countries including ones the Nazis invaded.

But the football is a bit of a daft inclusion. They don't even seem to have proper national teams playing. If even the footy players don't take it seriously, what is the point? Although maybe the women's teams take it more seriously, I'm not sure.
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Re: Sports that are in the Olympics but shouldn't be
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2012, 08:38:44 pm »
As for other events (notice my deliberate non-use of the word "sport"  :P ) I don't think it's really my place to say they shouldn't be in the games just because I don't have any interest in them. Plenty of other people do, so that's fine. I don't really care if they bring in tiddlywinks or wanking to be honest...
They could make it more interesting by having male contestants flick the tiddlywinks with their erect cocks.
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Re: Sports that are in the Olympics but shouldn't be
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2012, 08:45:33 pm »
I'm bemused by more than half the sports in the Winter Olympics.

Re: Sports that are in the Olympics but shouldn't be
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2012, 08:53:35 pm »
Pre-emptively, golf. Bloody golf's in the next Olympics!

If golf's in, we should have darts and snooker.

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Re: Sports that are in the Olympics but shouldn't be
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2012, 08:53:53 pm »
I'm bemused by more than half the sports in the Winter Olympics.

Yeah, they already have at least a dozen variants on Sliding Down Bunker Hill[1] On A Stolen Tea Tray.


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Re: Sports that are in the Olympics but shouldn't be
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2012, 08:54:19 pm »
Pre-emptively, golf. Bloody golf's in the next Olympics!

If golf's in, we should have darts and snooker.

If golf's in, it should be the kind with windmills.
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Re: Sports that are in the Olympics but shouldn't be
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2012, 08:55:04 pm »
Ski cross was great, though.
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Re: Sports that are in the Olympics but shouldn't be
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2012, 08:58:54 pm »
Pre-emptively, golf. Bloody golf's in the next Olympics!

If golf's in, we should have darts and snooker.

If golf's in, it should be the kind with windmills.

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Re: Sports that are in the Olympics but shouldn't be
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2012, 09:00:13 pm »
Golf is in, and Rugby.
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Re: Sports that are in the Olympics but shouldn't be
« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2012, 09:04:00 pm »
How long before 20-20's in the Olympics?

Re: Sports that are in the Olympics but shouldn't be
« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2012, 09:09:15 pm »
8 years, surely, come on, that's an easy sum...

Oh! Not the 2020 Olympics....
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