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2012-08-09 7:51 PM
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I posted this in the other thread about what should NOT be an olympic sport.  I am aactually trying to go as a team doc. Its complicated but the first step is you do a 2 week stint at one of the olympic training centers which I did several years ago and I learned a LOT

RE the elimination of SB.  They can only have X number of athletes at any one olympic games.  I think its 3000.  ANYWAY.  2 reasons for SB elimination.  If you have a team sport (and I am kinf od making up numbers here) where each team has to field like 20 athletes and you need about 10 teams to get a field then that is 200 athletes for only 3 medals.  If you drop that sport and insert an individual sport (like some martial arts specialty) then you can give away LOTS of medals.....male and female in each weight class.....for the same 200 athletes.  Also because really only the US and Austraila have decent SB programs it is really a 2 country contest which other nations and the IOC is not crazy about. 

RE BB I think everyone is spot on.  It is a more international sport than SB and honestly I like that we send our college athletes rather than pros who are obligated to do their jobs as professional athletes during the olympics for their employeers but some numbers problem as with SB. 



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2012-08-09 8:47 PM
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Artemis - 2012-08-07 11:33 AM I would really like rugby to be an Olympic sport.

 

Not sure if it's been mentioned but Rugby 7s will be in the Olympics in 2016.  

2012-08-10 4:17 PM
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Women's Canoe.

I don't understand how there can be male specific sports in 2012.  That is messed.

2012-08-10 4:41 PM
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Daffodil - 2012-08-11 5:17 AM

Women's Canoe.

I don't understand how there can be male specific sports in 2012.  That is messed.

Well ... there are actually quite a few that are gender-specific one way or the other.

But I do think they should be added, if there's actually competition and athlete interest and organization for it.

2012-08-11 2:58 PM
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Daffodil - 2012-08-10 4:17 PM

Women's Canoe.

I don't understand how there can be male specific sports in 2012.  That is messed.

they have womens canoeing and kayaking they just don't televise it
2012-08-11 9:31 PM
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Socks - 2012-08-11 2:58 PM
Daffodil - 2012-08-10 4:17 PM

Women's Canoe.

I don't understand how there can be male specific sports in 2012.  That is messed.

they have womens canoeing and kayaking they just don't televise it

 

Pretty sure they only have women's kayak and NOT canoe.



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