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Which Sport Do You Want To Become Olympic?

Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:42 am

This is a question that commonly comes into people's head. Which sport should become olympic? Many a people have said rugby, polo should become olympic. more recently squash has been applying for the 2012 olympics

I'd therefore wanted to start a thread concerning which sport should become olympic and which you think have the best chances....cheers
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RE: Which Sport Do You Want To Become Olympic?

Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:47 am

Texas Hold'Em.

Or Tiddlywinks.
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RE: Which Sport Do You Want To Become Olympic?

Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:48 am

Rugby would make a good olympic sport. Curling should be taken out, IMO.

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RE: Which Sport Do You Want To Become Olympic?

Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:50 am

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RE: Which Sport Do You Want To Become Olympic?

Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:57 am

Quoting Coz (Reply 3):
Lesbian pornography please.

LOL

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RE: Which Sport Do You Want To Become Olympic?

Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:04 am

-Female mudwresting

-Pole dancing
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RE: Which Sport Do You Want To Become Olympic?

Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:10 am

I vote for Salad Tossing.
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RE: Which Sport Do You Want To Become Olympic?

Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:14 am

Tiddlywinks

The message you were about to post is too short and probably not of any higher value to the topic at hand. You should think long and hard before posting a message in this forum and make it detailed and a valuable addition to the topic discussed.

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RE: Which Sport Do You Want To Become Olympic?

Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:15 am

Roller (AKA in-line) hockey. If it were to become an Olympic sport, some of the national teams could potentially have NHL players on them, as some of them have played in various roller hockey leagues since many of them operated in the summer. In some areas, roller hockey is become quite popular and the demand for roller hockey rinks is beginning to be up there with ice hockey rinks.
 
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RE: Which Sport Do You Want To Become Olympic?

Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:15 am

Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):
rugby

This is the team sport with the largest worldwide following that is missing. Besides it's only right that the true rugby powers get a chance to claim the title, the USA are the reigning gold medalists having won it in the early 1900s the last time it was cotnested at the games.

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RE: Which Sport Do You Want To Become Olympic?

Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:17 am

Bowling. They gave it a shot in 1992 (I think it was), and I'm not really sure why it didn't work out. There's plenty of foreign guys on the PBA Tour like Amleto Monacceli and Mika Kovunimi.

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RE: Which Sport Do You Want To Become Olympic?

Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:20 am

Hot dog eating.

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RE: Which Sport Do You Want To Become Olympic?

Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:21 am



In a double elimination tournament


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RE: Which Sport Do You Want To Become Olympic?

Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:23 am

Quoting Ihadapheo (Reply 12):

I used to be a pretty good player. But, that was in the 1970's. I'm probably a little rusty.  Big grin

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RE: Which Sport Do You Want To Become Olympic?

Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:39 am

Quoting Speedbird747BA (Reply 2):
Curling should be taken out, IMO.

 grumpy  Hell no. Curling is a friggin corner stone of the Winter Olympics. It's the only winter sport I know of that you can hold a beer and still play. Big grin
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RE: Which Sport Do You Want To Become Olympic?

Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:18 am

I think the debate should be which sports can we eliminate from the Olympics. I'm sure that there would be a whole host of suggestions that would pop up.

As for what I'd like to see added, golf.
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RE: Which Sport Do You Want To Become Olympic?

Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:22 am

Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 14):
It's the only winter sport I know of that you can hold a beer and still play.

 rotfl  It's funny because I've done that before. I'm not very good at the curling part, but decent when it comes to beer drinking.

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RE: Which Sport Do You Want To Become Olympic?

Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:24 am

Quoting Coz (Reply 3):
Lesbian pornography please.

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

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RE: Which Sport Do You Want To Become Olympic?

Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:49 am

Quoting FighterPilot (Reply 16):
It's funny because I've done that before. I'm not very good at the curling part, but decent when it comes to beer drinking.

 rotfl 

Maybe beer drinking, and pole dancing? Could we combine them? Id love to see the uniforms.

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RE: Which Sport Do You Want To Become Olympic?

Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:27 am

Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):
I'd therefore wanted to start a thread concerning which sport should become olympic and which you think have the best chances....cheers

Parachute jumping, with out the parachute and glide to a landing the one who makes it get the gold. I all seriousness I would like to see LaCrosse
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RE: Which Sport Do You Want To Become Olympic?

Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:39 am

Baseball, after they get rid of it following the '08 Olympics. It's ridiculous that it was voted out.
 
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RE: Which Sport Do You Want To Become Olympic?

Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:44 am

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 17):
How about Golf?



Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 15):
As for what I'd like to see added, golf.

Same here. I thought I was going to be the only one suggesting it.

Quoting DSMflyer (Reply 20):
Baseball, after they get rid of it following the '08 Olympics. It's ridiculous that it was voted out.

That's stupid. Is there even another international tournament for baseball?


Quoting PanAmOldDC8 (Reply 19):
In all seriousness I would like to see LaCrosse

That would get my vote.


Someone mentioned Squash. Racquetball would be cool too.
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RE: Which Sport Do You Want To Become Olympic?

Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:48 am

Quoting DSMflyer (Reply 20):
Baseball, after they get rid of it following the '08 Olympics. It's ridiculous that it was voted out.

Agreed, 100%...it is far more worthy than some of the "sports" that are still in.

Quoting PanAmOldDC8 (Reply 19):
Parachute jumping, with out the parachute and glide to a landing the one who makes it get the gold.

Now that would be one hell of an event.
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RE: Which Sport Do You Want To Become Olympic?

Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:51 am

Quoting DSMflyer (Reply 20):
Baseball, after they get rid of it following the '08 Olympics. It's ridiculous that it was voted out.

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RE: Which Sport Do You Want To Become Olympic?

Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:12 am

Quoting Speedbird747BA (Reply 2):
Rugby would make a good olympic sport. Curling should be taken out, IMO.

What? Ones a summer sport and ones a winter. By the way, keep curling. That sport is pretty awesome! I always watch it when its on and even tryed playing a few times

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 21):
That's stupid. Is there even another international tournament for baseball?

It is stupid that baseball is being taken out. The only other baseball tournament that is international is the World Baseball Classic which started last year and will be every 4 years IIRC.


Sports to go in for summer:
-Rugby
-Squash
-Thumb War  Wink
-Formula 1 racing
-Ultimate Fighter

Sports to go in for winter:
-Broom hockey  Wink
-Snow Football (the American one)

My favorites to watch

Summer:
-Baseball
-Softball
-Ping Pong
-Track and field

Winter:
-Half pipe snowboarding
-Cross Country Skiing
-Curling
-Skeliton

Things to take out:
-Weightlifting
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RE: Which Sport Do You Want To Become Olympic?

Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:18 am

I'm surprised no one said it... Aerobatic Flying. It could be split up into at least 2 separate categories... 1) Formation 2)Individual (and probably numerous others). Flying teams of countries are a mark of National Pride and embody the very essence of the Olympics. Also, acrobatic pilots (the military ones for sure) are some of the toughest athletes out there. I'd like to see a sprinter or swimmer or ice skater stand up to repeated 6-9G turns in an aircraft weighing anywhere from 10,000(BAE Hawk) to 25,000lbs(F-18) then take that aircraft and fly it so close to the other aircraft that it would make a freestyle skier nervous (Blue Angels do 18 inches wingtip to canopy for those who don't know). So the jet teams should qualify because they are a National team and the individuals should qualify because they are basically amateurs. As far as national teams, these are the countries that I believe have Jet teams and could compete:
1)Unites States (Blues and T-birds)
2)Canada
3)United Kingdom
4)France
5)Italy
6)Switzerland (I think)
7)Turkey
8)Russia
9) any others?

I'm sure scoring could be worked out no problem and could include the "ground show" (what the Blues and T-birds do) before takeoff.
I'm really interested to hear all of your thoughts on this as I think it's a damn good idea. And if not the Olympics, then definitely some kind of international flying competition once a year in basically the same format as I listed above.
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RE: Which Sport Do You Want To Become Olympic?

Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:18 am

Aerobatics.

(On a related note, one of my friends at school told me about a video he saw of a man doing aerobatics, and at some point he was pouring and then drinking coffee. Does anyone know what he is talking about?)

edit: damn, got beat by 30 seconds...

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RE: Which Sport Do You Want To Become Olympic?

Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:30 am

Dogdeball - of course

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RE: Which Sport Do You Want To Become Olympic?

Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:07 pm

Cricket
Rugby
Lacrosse
Golf
Footvolley/Sepak Takraw (volleyball but no use of hands, like soccer)
Baseball (bring it back)


Others:
UFC/MMA/Pride fighting
Motor sports
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Hurling - Sort of a combination of lacrosse & field hockey
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RE: Which Sport Do You Want To Become Olympic?

Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:34 pm

Quoting FlyUSCG (Reply 25):
I'm surprised no one said it... Aerobatic Flying.

Absolutely! Props only, though.

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RE: Which Sport Do You Want To Become Olympic?

Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:45 pm

Extreme Ironing or Professional Space Invaders should be introduced. The Designated Dick Head should be introduced to warm up the crowd.

Quoting FlyUSCG (Reply 25):
I'm really interested to hear all of your thoughts on this as I think it's a damn good idea. And if not the Olympics, then definitely some kind of international flying competition once a year in basically the same format as I listed above

Sort of like the Red Bull Air Race?
 
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RE: Which Sport Do You Want To Become Olympic?

Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:21 pm

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 30):
Sort of like the Red Bull Air Race?

Thats only the little aerobatic planes flying the track (as far as I know). My idea would be on a much bigger scale. Or maybe add on all that stuff to the Red Bull competition.
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