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Baseball and Softball dropped from 2012 Olympics

Neely
07-11-2005, 04:11 PM
Baseball and softball dropped from the Olympic Games 2012 by the IOC.

First time that a sports was dropped since 1936.

One of the fastest growing sports worldwide was dropped from Olympic competition in 2012 despite some stupid clay pigeon shooting or archery events were allowed to stay in.

Not only it was a blow below the belt for especially the USA, it was also a big loss for women's sports that the IOC originally agreed on to support and to boost, rather than to drop.

IOC = idiots on crack :o

anyway, I hope these sports will be back again for 2016 and that Japan and USA win Gold in these events in China :yeah:


But what an incredibly anti-American and misogynist decision :(


Discuss.

Jogy
07-11-2005, 05:06 PM
That was politic message to USA!

Gonzalo81
07-11-2005, 06:04 PM
Why canīt they include Rugby in the Olympic?
At least sevens, they are very popular and I think It should be there....

I never follow Baseball or Softball, but I donīt think its ok....because a lot of people does...

KoOlMaNsEaN
07-11-2005, 11:16 PM
they should drop a stupid sport or fencing not baseball!

the cat
07-11-2005, 11:52 PM
I'm dissapointed softball and baseball were dropped form the Olympics in 2012. But why wait until then when the 2008 Olympics are 3 years away? There are so many sports that should be dropped from the Olympics before softball and baseball that's for sure.

I'm actually more upset about softball being dropped than baseball because the girls and women's climactic softball event is the Olympics. But that's not the case with baseball whose climactic event is the World Series.

bad gambler
07-12-2005, 12:32 AM
Why canīt they include Rugby in the Olympic?
At least sevens, they are very popular and I think It should be there....


rugby 7's is the frontrunner to replace baseball in London Olympics

buddyholly
07-12-2005, 02:54 AM
I think the Olympics have grown far too large. Who needs baseball, soccer, tennis, basketball etc., when these sports have enough exposure? They should return to the purity of the original games.

buddyholly
07-12-2005, 02:55 AM
It may have been a political slap in the face for the USA, but it is Cuba that will suffer.

Scotso
07-12-2005, 05:07 AM
what a joke.

DanEd
07-12-2005, 05:40 AM
yeah, golf ,Pole and roller hockey could be included too
Why canīt they include Rugby in the Olympic?
At least sevens, they are very popular and I think It should be there....

I never follow Baseball or Softball, but I donīt think its ok....because a lot of people does...

Caralimon
07-12-2005, 06:00 AM
yeah, golf ,Pole and roller hockey could be included too

The Duck game too? :lol:

Doctor Dance
07-12-2005, 06:40 AM
i vote for cricket :D

Neely
07-12-2005, 11:12 AM
BTW, yesterday with the MLB Homerun Derby was a great display of how international baseball is.

8 participants who swung for the fences and they came from 8 different countries.

Bobby Abreu from Venezuela had a record setting performance and he hit balls out over the facade of the stadium. :yeah:

I'm actually more upset about softball being dropped than baseball because the girls and women's climactic softball event is the Olympics. But that's not the case with baseball whose climactic event is the World Series.
Very right :worship:

buddyholly
07-12-2005, 01:51 PM
i vote for cricket :D

Not possible, the Olympics only run for a month.

gooner88
07-13-2005, 04:09 PM
Not possible, the Olympics only run for a month.

Maybe one-day cricket. ;)
Rugby sevens should've been included in the 2012 program. :(

Neely
07-13-2005, 05:27 PM
Maybe one day when the US gets the Olympics again we will get to drop soccer from the program. :haha:
Better not, because that would be like a boomerang decision cutting off their own noses, especially regarding the the US women's soccer team is very very strong and that they are basically only have Germany as strong opponent in international tournaments ;)

Also the men are improving all the time since the early 90s.

propi
07-14-2005, 01:30 PM
Karate and pelota should be in London 2012 :D