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Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
« Reply #60 on: May 21, 2021, 01:48:14 pm »
F. I forgot...why isn't bowling an Olympic sport?


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Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
« Reply #61 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.


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Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
« Reply #62 on: May 23, 2021, 02:04:22 am »
Add hapkido. No ice hockey.


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Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
« Reply #63 on: May 24, 2021, 07:36:03 am »
more gg more skill


Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
« Reply #64 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


Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
« Reply #65 on: May 24, 2021, 12:06:37 pm »
Parkour could be something new and exciting to watch,


Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
« Reply #66 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.


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Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
« Reply #67 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.


Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
« Reply #68 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.


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Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
« Reply #69 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.


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Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
« Reply #70 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.


Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
« Reply #71 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.


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Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
« Reply #72 on: May 24, 2021, 09:02:36 pm »
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High Jump  -> Parkour/Obstacle Courses
...
Martial Arts  -> MMA
Agreed.


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Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
« Reply #73 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. 


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Re: Eliminate One Olympic Sport and Add One Olympic Sport
« Reply #74 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.