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Old 02-23-2002, 01:04 AM   #1
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Poll: what, in your opinion, is the most ridiculous Olympic sport, summer or winter?

Personally I think that nothing beats synchronised swimming.
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Personally I think that nothing beats synchronised swimming.
what's the sport where they wave the banner type thingys? Isn't it called rhythmic gymnastics? That's my pick
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tae kwan do has no business being in the olympics...cos karate should be
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Well, first and foremost is OBVIOUSLY the proposed demonstration sport for one of the upcoming olympics: bridge.

Aside from that, balroom dancing (okay, so it was a demonstration sport), gymnastics, figure skating, synchronized swimming. Take your pick. None are "sports", all are pretty laughable.
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Biathalon. Walking in the snow on skiis, stopping, shooting, walking some more. Stop n' shoot. Kind of lame IMO.
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what's the sport where they wave the banner type thingys? Isn't it called rhythmic gymnastics? That's my pick
Rhythmic gymnastics or something. Yeah, that gets my vote as well.
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Well, first and foremost is OBVIOUSLY the proposed demonstration sport for one of the upcoming olympics: bridge.

Aside from that, balroom dancing (okay, so it was a demonstration sport), gymnastics, figure skating, synchronized swimming. Take your pick. None are "sports", all are pretty laughable.
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Old 02-23-2002, 01:30 PM   #9
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they had a thing several years ago ...some kind of ballet thing with skis...they got in a little snow covered area ...and did all kinds of tricks while wearing skis...they were trying to make it into a figure skating type thing...on skis. They looked...out of place..

I don't think they got to far with it...I haven't seen it since..

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Well, first and foremost is OBVIOUSLY the proposed demonstration sport for one of the upcoming olympics: bridge.

Aside from that, balroom dancing (okay, so it was a demonstration sport), gymnastics, figure skating, synchronized swimming. Take your pick. None are "sports", all are pretty laughable.
Excuse me, but gymnastics and figure skating aren't sports? You know how much athleticism is needed for those events? Particularly gymnastics - that requires you to be in peak physical condition even if you want to be halfway-decent, nevermind top-of-the-field. Same with figure skating. That takes incredible skill and athleticism.

Or wait, is it simply because it's not 2 teams competing against each other that makes them non-sports?
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they had a thing several years ago ...some kind of ballet thing with skis...they got in a little snow covered area ...and did all kinds of tricks while wearing skis...they were trying to make it into a figure skating type thing...on skis. They looked...out of place..

I don't think they got to far with it...I haven't seen it since..

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Agree on this one, it looked really silly. Synchronized swimming I guess is on that list too.

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...gymnastics, figure skating...
As my last post has gone missing...

You try doing a 1440 turn in the air and landing on a blade of steel which is an eigth of an inch wide. Or doing a double somersault and catching yourself on two rings...flying through the air to do a double backflip...

Then tell me these aren't sports.


If ballroom dancing becomes a sport, I'll...I don't know. Do somethng drastic. Then why not make ballet a sport? It's harder and just as physically demanding as any of the above.

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Salome is right.
Curling is the MOST ridiculous excuse for a sport i've ever seen.
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but us Brits do it so well....

....have to agree about the Biatholalon..shooting-movement-shooting combination..not very riveting viewing
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There's a difference between "athletics" and "sport".

Professional wrestling is "athletic". It is not a sport.

Any competition where a panel of judges subjectively decides one participant is "better" than another - and ESPECIALLY where "artistic merit" is a key, if not deciding component - is not a sport.

Besides which, figure skating, gymnastics, synchronized swimming and ballroom dancing really are all, more or less, the same thing. One just takes place on ice, another on a mat, the third in a pool, and the last on a dancefloor. I don't really get how people can bash something like synchronized swimming, or ballroom dancing, yet hold up figure skating and gymnastics as being "sports". They're all based on the same judging critera.
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Arghhh... double post.

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Curling. I know it's athletic and such, but it is incredibly boring to watch. Tickets for that must be easy.

Oh, and biatholon is pretty stupid as well. Meh.

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Besides which, figure skating, gymnastics, synchronized swimming and ballroom dancing really are all, more or less, the same thing. One just takes place on ice, another on a mat, the third in a pool, and the last on a dancefloor. I don't really get how people can bash something like synchronized swimming, or ballroom dancing, yet hold up figure skating and gymnastics as being "sports". They're all based on the same judging critera.
Ballroom dancing doesn't have flips, somersaults, and the technical level of expertise required in the other three (weel, two as swimming doesn't count). The other two are much more difficult, and that's a major factor in a competition.

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Walking in the Summer Olympics, totally stupid and theyy look like morons.

About the biathlon, it is a very traditional sport and itīs roots goes back very long. Itīs very logical, many many many many years back they skied while they were out hunting, so thatīs were itīs coming from. So maybe thatīs one of the few sports that ACTUALLY makes sense...

AND itīs a very good TV-sport!

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