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Title: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on May 18, 2021, 02:01:38 pm
The discussions this week are lame. Break up the Sino-minutiae.

Figure this should be discuss-y enough without being troll-y. 

Get rid of sailing. If you're going to keep it, add sharks or some shit.

Add in MMA. It's one of the biggest sports in the world and for it not to be an Olympic sport is just plain stubbornness.

Also, they should add American football just because.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: pkjh on May 18, 2021, 02:04:38 pm
Get rid of some of those shooting events. It's not like shooting a gun is a great test of your athletic ability. Or the equestrians events, if you got to involve another living being, it shouldn't be in the Olympics.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on May 18, 2021, 02:06:05 pm
Horse racing is the sport of kings and equestrian is the sport of gentlemen and ladies. I say it stays. Riding horses is NOT easy. There's a definite body skill factor involved. That being said, yeah I can see that the people will be gunning for equestrian events.

The problem with shooting is they use those lame air pistols. Have people compete with real firearms. That or have them do like, the Gurkha shooting competition or some sort of John Wick course.

Maybe add shuffleboard?
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: pkjh on May 18, 2021, 02:09:11 pm
Horse racing is the sport of kings and equestrian is the sport of gentlemen and ladies. I say it stays. Riding horses is NOT easy. There's a definite body skill factor involved.
Didn't say it was easy, but exploitive. It's not like you know the horse's true feelings about getting on a plane, and then competing.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: hangook77 on May 18, 2021, 02:19:24 pm
I think the next sport added will be trans women ballet!!  There won't be real women's sport left in a few more years if the crazies get their wish....
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: D.L.Orean on May 18, 2021, 02:22:55 pm
I think the next sport added will be trans women ballet!!  There won't be real women's sport left in a few more years if the crazies get their wish....

What exactly is it that "the crazies" wish to happen? What sports have already been ruined by them? And which sport is next on their agenda?
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: hangook77 on May 18, 2021, 02:29:12 pm
What exactly is it that "the crazies" wish to happen? What sports have already been ruined by them? And which sport is next on their agenda?

That's a good question.  I guess they are just beginning their ascent so there is plenty of ruining to be done. 

https://www.usatodaysun.com/spanish-politician-temporarily-suspended-by-twitter-after-saying-a-man-cannot-get-pregnant-2/

A man can't get pregnant is a triggering statement that will fire up the crazies and the extremists. 

Science doesn't matter when it comes to feelings.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: D.L.Orean on May 18, 2021, 02:31:17 pm
That's a good question.  I guess they are just beginning their ascent so there is plenty of ruining to be done. 

https://www.usatodaysun.com/spanish-politician-temporarily-suspended-by-twitter-after-saying-a-man-cannot-get-pregnant-2/

A man can't get pregnant is a triggering statement that will fire up the crazies and the extremists. 

Science doesn't matter when it comes to feelings.

What does that have to do with sports?
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: hangook77 on May 18, 2021, 02:33:24 pm
What does that have to do with sports?

Uh the fact that men are trying to take over womens sports.  Read the comment above.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: hangook77 on May 18, 2021, 02:34:05 pm
More crazies.

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/524022-kids-becoming-trans-lgbtq-crusade/
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: D.L.Orean on May 18, 2021, 02:37:16 pm
Uh the fact that men are trying to take over womens sports.  Read the comment above.

So what sports have already been ruined? And what is next?
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: D.L.Orean on May 18, 2021, 02:40:37 pm

Figure this should be discuss-y enough without being troll-y. 


You know better than that
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: OnNut81 on May 18, 2021, 02:47:19 pm
Is bullfighting an Olympic sport?  Also, an incredibly elaborate obstacle course a la American Gladiator would be cool.  Great for TV. Equestrian events may require skill but how many people outside of the event are tuning into an afternoon of dressage? 
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: caitlinn on May 18, 2021, 02:53:59 pm

Add in MMA. It's one of the biggest sports in the world and for it not to be an Olympic sport is just plain stubbornness.


when we add MMA, are we getting rid of boxing, karate, judo, taekwondo, and the two kinds of wrestling?
also get rid of curling, who gives a fk about curling
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on May 18, 2021, 02:55:13 pm
Uh the fact that men are trying to take over womens sports.  Read the comment above.
You a big fan of women's sports there? Support them by going to watch your local team? Or are you just using them as a prop for whatever beef you have?
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: CO2 on May 18, 2021, 02:59:22 pm
also get rid of curling, who gives a fk about curling

This is offensive.

(https://www.psychologicalscience.org/redesign/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/PAFF_121516_angerdisgustmorality-609x419.jpg)
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: hangook77 on May 18, 2021, 03:01:32 pm
https://www.today.com/news/caitlyn-jenner-says-transgender-girls-shouldn-t-play-women-s-t217185


https://www.wsj.com/articles/should-trans-women-compete-in-women-s-sports-11573602744

https://www.westernjournal.com/transgender-fighter-broke-womans-skull-mma-ring-now-called-bravest-athlete-history/


Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on May 18, 2021, 03:01:55 pm
Equestrian events may require skill but how many people outside of the event are tuning into an afternoon of dressage? 
Maybe not dressage, but show jumping. And if they added some horse racing to it, well that would certainly draw interest.

If the bull was given metal-tipped horns and none of those piccadillos or whoever on horses helping out the matador, then I'd be for that. Something like a 50-50 between the man and the bull. Give em one of those 1950s style boxing posters  "Throwdown in Cape Town" Or have it be the first Olympics in international waters.

when we add MMA, are we getting rid of boxing, karate, judo, taekwondo, and the two kinds of wrestling?
Hmmm...should be under consideration
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: tylerthegloob on May 18, 2021, 03:02:47 pm
i think all the fight sports should stay as they're all sufficiently different (except karate. karate can **** right off after 2020). MAYBE get rid of greco-roman. but boxing/tkd/judo/wrestling are all different enough imo

i'd love to see skateboarding but it's too subjective. but an olympic game of SKATE would be tight
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: hangook77 on May 18, 2021, 03:03:06 pm
You a big fan of women's sports there? Support them by going to watch your local team? Or are you just using them as a prop for whatever beef you have?

Well, I could advocate for men's sport, but trans men are no threat physically speaking. They still have a women's lung, heart, muscle, and bone density.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: OnNut81 on May 18, 2021, 03:05:59 pm
Maybe not dressage, but show jumping. And if they added some horse racing to it, well that would certainly draw interest.

If the bull was given metal-tipped horns and none of those piccadillos or whoever on horses helping out the matador, then I'd be for that. Something like a 50-50 between the man and the bull. Give em one of those 1950s style boxing posters  "Throwdown in Cape Town" Or have it be the first Olympics in international waters.
Hmmm...should be under consideration


Oh yeah, horse racing would be exciting. 
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: caitlinn on May 18, 2021, 03:07:31 pm
This is offensive.

"they hated jesus because he told them the truth"

i'd love to see skateboarding but it's too subjective. but an olympic game of SKATE would be tight

skateboarding is supposed to debut at the 2020 olympics :)
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: CO2 on May 18, 2021, 03:08:00 pm
i'd love to see skateboarding but it's too subjective. but an olympic game of SKATE would be tight
No more than snowboarding halfpipe or figure skating.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: plan b on May 18, 2021, 03:11:31 pm
The discussions this week are lame. Break up the Sino-minutiae.

Figure this should be discuss-y enough without being troll-y. 

Get rid of sailing. If you're going to keep it, add sharks or some shit.

Add in MMA. It's one of the biggest sports in the world and for it not to be an Olympic sport is just plain stubbornness.

Also, they should add American football just because.

MMA fighters are not about to fight for free.....
American football...so essentially it would be just the US and Canada...not even a bronze medal would be awarded.

You're off your game today.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: plan b on May 18, 2021, 03:15:39 pm
Maybe not dressage, but show jumping. And if they added some horse racing to it, well that would certainly draw interest.

If the bull was given metal-tipped horns and none of those piccadillos or whoever on horses helping out the matador, then I'd be for that. Something like a 50-50 between the man and the bull. Give em one of those 1950s style boxing posters  "Throwdown in Cape Town" Or have it be the first Olympics in international waters.
Hmmm...should be under consideration


There are tracks for horse racing.. you can make money there...
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on May 18, 2021, 03:22:05 pm
MMA fighters are not about to fight for free.....
American football...so essentially it would be just the US and Canada...not even a bronze medal would be awarded.
You're off your game today.
You'd still have Mexico, American Samoa, US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Plus a bunch of U.S. athletes could just represent a country of origin.

Also, it would be a great chance for all those Commonwealthers trashing NFL because of the pads and whatnot to put their money where their mouths are.

MMA fighters would fight for gold because of the money they'd get in future bouts.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on May 18, 2021, 03:22:23 pm
There are tracks for horse racing.. you can make money there...
Yes and they should have one at the Olympics.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on May 18, 2021, 03:59:31 pm
Well, I could advocate for men's sport, but trans men are no threat physically speaking. They still have a women's lung, heart, muscle, and bone density.
If you want to advocate for women's sport, how about starting with attending matches, buying merchandise, supporting equal funding and resources, and supporting a harassment free environment for their athletes?

Transgender and fairness of competition is such a relatively minor issue in the scope of women's sport. There are massive disparities in terms of funding and resources that have way more of an effect on women's athletics than a few celebrity cases of transgender athletes dominating.

Also, the sports science is still out on the whole issue, while I certainly lean in one direction, the direction you advocate, we have to explore things long term and with adequate sample sizes. There's also the possibility of additional therapies or requirements to make sure there is a level playing field. This is early in the process so mistakes will be made and solutions will be developed. That's the what's great about right now- A bunch of different sports associations and states and school districts and governing bodies are trying a bunch of different rules and methods and we can compare their results. The fact is we need some competitions to be open so we can see what happens.  Yes, it might create some disappointing outcomes, but it's the only way we will be able to develop effective policy.

Anyways, you don't have to watch WNBA over NBA, but if you want to advocate for women's sport pick a local team or a certain sport (and not oggling at beach volleyball or tennis) and support it. I'd say women's handball here is pretty alright. or indoor volleyball. Or women's football overseas.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: JNM on May 18, 2021, 05:32:49 pm
i think all the fight sports should stay as they're all sufficiently different (except karate. karate can **** right off after 2020). MAYBE get rid of greco-roman. but boxing/tkd/judo/wrestling are all different enough imo

i'd love to see skateboarding but it's too subjective. but an olympic game of SKATE would be tight

I propose that karate and tkd have a winner-take-all showdown!


I kid.


TKD is more sport, and Karate is more a martial art.






Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: MayorHaggar on May 18, 2021, 06:34:22 pm
remove dressage

put in dodgeball
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: MayorHaggar on May 18, 2021, 06:35:13 pm
I think the next sport added will be trans women ballet!!  There won't be real women's sport left in a few more years if the crazies get their wish....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAA1xgTTw9w
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: Kurt Sorensen on May 19, 2021, 07:21:28 am
Take out anything 'horsey' and add Twenty20 cricket.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: VanIslander on May 19, 2021, 07:55:58 am
ADD: Mixed Martial Arts. Or cricket. Or more global: free running!

SUBTRACT: Rythmic gymnastics
 Teenage girls twirling a ribbon and dancing to music always seemed like a joke.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: Aristocrat on May 19, 2021, 08:37:05 am
Get rid of Race walking

Add competitive tag, parkour or slap competitions

Also, it would be a great chance for all those Commonwealthers trashing NFL because of the pads and whatnot to put their money where their mouths are.

NFL will never catch on outside the US. It's just too complex, expensive and specialised. If we look at soccer/football, the most popular sport on Earth, we see that its popularity is based on simplicity and ease of access, all you need is a round ball and makeshift posts.

Like Rugby union, NFL is complex and requires a team to play.

I'm not sure about NFL, but Rugby's popularity has gradually been growing thanks to changes in the laws/rules to make the game more fast-paced, exciting and safe. Gone are the days of the ref stopping the game every 10sec for every minor infraction or being very stingy with the substitutions forcing players to play longer games and limiting the amount of power, speed and aggression we see on the field.

For the rest of the world to be interested, NFL has to scratch an itch that Rugby doesn't. 
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: Kurt Sorensen on May 19, 2021, 09:01:28 am
SUBTRACT: Rythmic gymnastics
 Teenage girls twirling a ribbon and dancing to music always seemed like a joke.

Yeah, forgot about this. Take it out!

Get rid of Race walking

And this! Really thrilling  :lipsrsealed:

For the rest of the world to be interested, NFL has to scratch an itch that Rugby doesn't. 
;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: SPQR on May 19, 2021, 01:09:06 pm
Get rid of some of those shooting events. It's not like shooting a gun is a great test of your athletic ability. Or the equestrians events, if you got to involve another living being, it shouldn't be in the Olympics.

Couldn't disagree more. I did biathlon (skiing and shooting) in Canada. Extremely
demanding and requiring immense skill and concentration.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: VanIslander on May 19, 2021, 01:23:30 pm
Ski ski shoot. Ski ski shoot.

A World War European Alps exercise in warfare.

Ugh. Hate the Biathlon.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: Aristocrat on May 19, 2021, 03:14:58 pm
Couldn't disagree more. I did biathlon (skiing and shooting) in Canada. Extremely
demanding and requiring immense skill and concentration.

Perhaps, but do enough people wish to watch it to warrant it being part of the largest competitive sporting event on Earth?

Professional athletes are also professional entertainers and their sport needs to have an element of entertainment, particularly if it's to be part of the Olympics.
If not, the sport needs to adapt to be more entertaining and sports such as Rugby (7s and the evolution of the laws) and Cricket (T20) have adapted to be more entertaining to watch, while still maintaining the core elements of the game.

Sports like Olympic shooting and even fencing have become so technical, digital and lifeless to watch. Olympic shooting is a guy holding a pellet gun, a very slight click noise, followed by a tiny hole appearing on a piece of paper... yawn.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: JNM on May 19, 2021, 05:14:43 pm
Perhaps, but do enough people wish to watch it to warrant it being part of the largest competitive sporting event on Earth?

Professional athletes are also professional entertainers and their sport needs to have an element of entertainment, particularly if it's to be part of the Olympics.
If not, the sport needs to adapt to be more entertaining and sports such as Rugby (7s and the evolution of the laws) and Cricket (T20) have adapted to be more entertaining to watch, while still maintaining the core elements of the game.

Sports like Olympic shooting and even fencing have become so technical, digital and lifeless to watch. Olympic shooting is a guy holding a pellet gun, a very slight click noise, followed by a tiny hole appearing on a piece of paper... yawn.

When I was a kid, the Olympics was about amateur sport; professionals were not allowed. It is only the past few decades it has become an major advertising and entertainment event.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: SPQR on May 19, 2021, 05:38:56 pm
Ski ski shoot. Ski ski shoot.

A World War European Alps exercise in warfare.

Ugh. Hate the Biathlon.

Perhaps you should realize the Olympics was founded as warfare
practice and competition. Discus, javelin, wrestling, chariots.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on May 19, 2021, 07:01:48 pm
Teenage girls twirling a ribbon and dancing to music always seemed like a joke.
Gymnastics has always been a core element of the Olympics and in some more conservative countries, is one of the few disciplines that will get decent funding for women's sport.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on May 19, 2021, 07:08:32 pm
NFL will never catch on outside the US. It's just too complex, expensive and specialised. If we look at soccer/football, the most popular sport on Earth, we see that its popularity is based on simplicity and ease of access, all you need is a round ball and makeshift posts.

Like Rugby union, NFL is complex and requires a team to play.

I'm not sure about NFL, but Rugby's popularity has gradually been growing thanks to changes in the laws/rules to make the game more fast-paced, exciting and safe. Gone are the days of the ref stopping the game every 10sec for every minor infraction or being very stingy with the substitutions forcing players to play longer games and limiting the amount of power, speed and aggression we see on the field.

For the rest of the world to be interested, NFL has to scratch an itch that Rugby doesn't. 
I basically agree. I just needed something non-Sino related to fire up the discussion. NFL has too many play stoppages (boring) and is way too expensive for most other countries.

At the same time I would like to see an all-out brawl for footballing supremacy with Gaellic, rugby union, rugby league, Aussie, and NFL.

One thing I've come to realize, is that Europeans/Commonwealthers are often just as ignorant about sport as Americans are and possibly more so. It's getting better in the youtube and streaming age, but still, you often get people online who are wildly misinformed about American sports and their setup and also the level of athleticism they have, particularly in basketball and football. Like I've seen people claim that Ronaldo can outjump NBA athletes and that rugby athletes are faster and hit harder (because no pads) and basically anyone with an honest eye and half a brain can see that isn't true.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: VanIslander on May 19, 2021, 08:14:57 pm
Gymnastics has always been a core element of the Olympics and in some more conservative countries, is one of the few disciplines that will get decent funding for women's sport.
There's a BIG difference between gymnastics and that silly thing called "rhythmic gymnastics" that became an Olympic sport when I was in middle school.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: gogators! on May 20, 2021, 04:23:36 am
IMO just get rid of the Olympics period.

And for whoever was dissing curling, it's a little known fact that the sweeper in curling is one of the best conditioned athletes in any sport.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: Liechtenstein on May 20, 2021, 10:40:41 am
What exactly is it that "the crazies" wish to happen? What sports have already been ruined by them? And which sport is next on their agenda?

6th post. Derailment commenced.

Get rid of synchronized swimming. Add ballroom dancing.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: SPQR on May 20, 2021, 12:47:16 pm
Get rid of canoeing. (although it is a lot of fun)

Introduce disc golf.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: JNM on May 20, 2021, 12:52:08 pm
6th post. Derailment commenced.

Get rid of synchronized swimming. Add ballroom dancing.

Any “judged” sport should go.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: tylerthegloob on May 20, 2021, 01:14:24 pm
Any “judged” sport should go.
ehhhhhh im not so sure. boxing is judged unless someone gets knocked out
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on May 20, 2021, 01:18:48 pm
Bring back jousting. Maybe add knight fights too.

And for the winter Olympics- dog sled racing. Yeah, some groups will whine and moan. So what?
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: SPQR on May 20, 2021, 01:28:19 pm
Bring back jousting. Maybe add knight fights too.

And for the winter Olympics- dog sled racing. Yeah, some groups will whine and moan. So what?

Koreans can eat their equipment when the games are over and save on logistics costs.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: tylerthegloob on May 20, 2021, 01:42:05 pm
dog sled racing
wack. take out any sport that has animals doing more work than humans. or make a seperate animal olympics.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on May 20, 2021, 01:55:24 pm
Koreans can eat their equipment when the games are over and save on logistics costs.
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Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on May 20, 2021, 01:59:58 pm
wack. take out any sport that has animals doing more work than humans. or make a seperate animal olympics.
Meh, rowers are doing more work than the coxswain. Cox still gets a gold.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: tylerthegloob on May 20, 2021, 02:10:45 pm
did you just compare rowers to horses?
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: Liechtenstein on May 20, 2021, 02:33:37 pm
Any “judged” sport should go.

Cool. So to make it better have full contact ballroom dancing. Last couple standing wins.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: JNM on May 20, 2021, 02:36:23 pm
ehhhhhh im not so sure. boxing is judged unless someone gets knocked out

Boxing is scored; it is more like soccer than figure skating imho. The judges count points. The nature of it is such that an accurate count is difficult, so they have a panel. 


Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: Liechtenstein on May 21, 2021, 09:23:49 am
Boxing is scored; it is more like soccer than figure skating imho. The judges count points. The nature of it is such that an accurate count is difficult, so they have a panel. 




Korea 1 - USA 0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJYBV9BXQNY
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: hangook77 on May 21, 2021, 10:27:59 am
IMO just get rid of the Olympics period.

And for whoever was dissing curling, it's a little known fact that the sweeper in curling is one of the best conditioned athletes in any sport.

Or just make the Olympics pay for themselves rather than cities and governments.  No public welfare handouts. 
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: Chinguetti on May 21, 2021, 10:50:37 am
The Olympics is boring to watch, and so much of the judging is biased.

Turn the whole thing into a gladiator pit. Let the lions judge their fates.

Tbqs, I would definitely watch an Iron-man-esque type of obstacle course marathon run.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: hangook77 on May 21, 2021, 01:43:11 pm
Get rid of canoeing. (although it is a lot of fun)

Introduce disc golf.

Damn if I actually don't leave here, I gotta buy me a canoe. 
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on May 21, 2021, 01:48:14 pm
F. I forgot...why isn't bowling an Olympic sport?
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: JNM on May 21, 2021, 05:46:16 pm
F. I forgot...why isn't bowling an Olympic sport?

My uncle represented New Brunswick as a bowler in the Canada Games back in the day.

Picture a small group of 16 year olds with beer-guts among a larger group of athletes.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: UriNara on May 23, 2021, 02:04:22 am
Add hapkido. No ice hockey.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: tylerthegloob on May 24, 2021, 07:36:03 am
Add hapkido.
username checks out
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: caitlinn on May 24, 2021, 11:51:54 am

And for whoever was dissing curling, it's a little known fact that the sweeper in curling is one of the best conditioned athletes in any sport.

regrettably, it is still incredibly boring
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: Aristocrat on May 24, 2021, 12:06:37 pm
Parkour could be something new and exciting to watch,
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on May 24, 2021, 01:44:23 pm
regrettably, it is still incredibly boring
Disagree. The Korea-Japan semifinal in 2018 was electric sports viewing. If you have a team in it playing for something, it certainly is exciting. A bit like golf, you can have entire rounds or matches which might be nothing more than the occasional nice shot and something to be entertained for an hour and sleep for two hours too on a lazy weekend afternoon. Then all of a sudden you get something tight like a Ryder Cup showdown that's down to the wire or a three-way playoff at the PGA or something and it becomes incredibly tense and exciting.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: Liechtenstein on May 24, 2021, 02:32:12 pm
regrettably, it is still incredibly boring

An acquired taste perhaps. But, if you've ever played curling you'd know how tough it is to do anything. Korea has a winter, 4 seasons in fact, there must be a curling rink somewhere.

Curling was offered as a gym course when I was in school! It ain't easy.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on May 24, 2021, 02:35:00 pm
An acquired taste perhaps. But, if you've ever played curling you'd know how tough it is to do anything. Korea has a winter, 4 seasons in fact, there must be a curling rink somewhere.
Yes, they do. I think I heard about that in 2018 for some reason. I can't remember why. Probably some obscure article or something that was overlooked by mostly everyone here.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: Liechtenstein on May 24, 2021, 02:51:15 pm
If you taught at a school anywhere near it, it would make for a very fun and extremely funny field trip.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: pkjh on May 24, 2021, 02:55:28 pm
An acquired taste perhaps. But, if you've ever played curling you'd know how tough it is to do anything. Korea has a winter, 4 seasons in fact, there must be a curling rink somewhere.

Curling was offered as a gym course when I was in school! It ain't easy.
'Young-Mi!!!!'

Korean women won silver in 2018. They train somewhere near Daegu, like in Uiseong, or some town like that.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on May 24, 2021, 07:08:57 pm
So...a general theme seems to be more 'exciting' versions of current sports

Summer
Shooting -> John Wick style competitions
Equestrian  -> Jousting
High Jump  -> Parkour/Obstacle Courses
Pentathlon -> American Gladiators
Martial Arts  -> MMA
Fencing   -> Knight Fights
Rowing/Conoeing/Sailing  -> ????? Canoe jousting? Pirating? Plank Walking?

Winter
Biathlon  -> More extreme/John Wick Shooting
Curling   -> Based Curling???
Others???

It appears everyone wants more danger/violence. We apparently are not entertained.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: VanIslander on May 24, 2021, 09:02:36 pm
...
High Jump  -> Parkour/Obstacle Courses
...
Martial Arts  -> MMA
Agreed.
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: gogators! on May 24, 2021, 09:23:13 pm
regrettably, it is still incredibly boring
You're kidding right? The tension builds and builds as the stone slowly makes its way down the sheet toward the house. 
Title: Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
Post by: gogators! on May 24, 2021, 09:25:03 pm
So...a general theme seems to be more 'exciting' versions of current sports

Summer
Shooting -> John Wick style competitions
Equestrian  -> Jousting
High Jump  -> Parkour/Obstacle Courses
Pentathlon -> American Gladiators
Martial Arts  -> MMA
Fencing   -> Knight Fights
Rowing/Conoeing/Sailing  -> ????? Canoe jousting? Pirating? Plank Walking?

Winter
Biathlon  -> More extreme/John Wick Shooting
Curling   -> Based Curling???
Others???

It appears everyone wants more danger/violence. We apparently are not entertained.
And it would be sponsored by cheetos and mountain dew.