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PostPosted: 08/26/04 - 08:24    Post subject: What do you think will be the next olympic event?
We see both the winter and summer games adding new "sports" every year. What do you think will be the next sport added or should be added.
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PostPosted: 08/26/04 - 08:25    Post subject:
since they like the synchronized water events
why not add water skiing , singles, doubles and mixed.
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PostPosted: 08/26/04 - 08:28    Post subject:
How about one big gigantic pissing contest?
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PostPosted: 08/26/04 - 08:30    Post subject:
robp wrote:
How about one big gigantic pissing contest?


and for the men...accuracy and distance right.
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PostPosted: 08/26/04 - 08:37    Post subject:
rtpd113 wrote:
robp wrote:
How about one big gigantic pissing contest?


and for the men...accuracy and distance right.
And in the winter as it would be easier to spot in the snow.

I am (genuinely) stunned that they have not tried to make golf an Olympic sport. It was in some of the early modern Olympics, I think (pre- WWI).

Aside from that, what's the matter with frisbee? Razz
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PostPosted: 08/26/04 - 08:56    Post subject:
Ace high, poker. They are already want it in.

10 fat guys smoking cigars sitting around a table. Now thats sports.

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PostPosted: 08/26/04 - 08:56    Post subject:
On a serious note, the duathalon.
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PostPosted: 08/26/04 - 08:58    Post subject:
Cappy wrote:
On a serious note, the duathalon.


Nice call, though it may be a tougher sell with the tri already in there.

Anyone want to explain what exactly the pentathalon is?
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PostPosted: 08/26/04 - 09:01    Post subject:
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Anyone want to explain what exactly the pentathalon is?


http://www.modern-pentathlon.com/

Competitors earn points for their performances in each of the five disciplines: pistol shooting, epee fencing, swimming, riding (equestrian show jumping) and cross-country running (3000 meters)
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PostPosted: 08/26/04 - 09:02    Post subject:
Pug wrote:
Cappy wrote:
On a serious note, the duathalon.


Nice call, though it may be a tougher sell with the tri already in there.

Anyone want to explain what exactly the pentathalon is?
It was originally set up to demonstrate the five skills needed by a military person at the time of the first modern Games: Swimming, fencing, shooting, running, and equestrian.

Actually, one of the competitors in this in the 1912 games was some American guy name George Patton, who came in fifth. He did something of note afterward.
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PostPosted: 08/26/04 - 09:02    Post subject:
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Anyone want to explain what exactly the pentathalon is?


shooting, fencing, swimming, show jumping, and running

http://www.usapentathlon.org/about.php
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PostPosted: 08/26/04 - 09:11    Post subject:
I am okay with events that have a military or historical place in the olympics, even though I may not think they are sports. Equestrian, shooting, archery, sailing. They fit into the more traditional events like the original olympics.

I know bridge was a demostration sport at the 2002 olympics. In theory the gold medal winner of bridge would have to submit to drug testing.

I know Muscle and Fitness magazine has been pushing body building as an event.

Great another event that has to be judged. Shocked
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PostPosted: 08/26/04 - 09:19    Post subject:
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I know Muscle and Fitness magazine has been pushing body building as an event.

Great another event that has to be judged. Shocked


Would never get past all the drug testing requirements
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PostPosted: 08/26/04 - 09:21    Post subject:
I saw that the games had 1500 m in wheelchair, I assume for a demonstration. I thought this was already in the Paralympic Games (held about a month after the Olympics, and in the same city) - other than maybe for publicizing said Paralympics, why would they have this now?
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