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02-14-2013 10:15 AM
Federer in 2
Re: Your ideal Olympic Games

Snooker and Darts mainly. Would be nice to have some other good sports to watch other than Tennis and Table Tennis.
02-14-2013 09:55 AM
TigerTim
Re: Your ideal Olympic Games

Football, golf, basketball and even tennis should be out

Sevens, squash should be in
02-14-2013 12:48 AM
Mjau!
Re: Your ideal Olympic Games

Winter olympics should kick out the stoner sports that are only there for views and to beef up NA's medal count. No one respects them as "athletes".
02-14-2013 12:44 AM
Mjau!
Re: Your ideal Olympic Games

Wrestling

Leg-grab wrestling can come back if they fix the rules. Greco-Roman is inherently flawed and doomed to be a It can stay out.
02-14-2013 12:03 AM
BauerAlmeida
Re: Your ideal Olympic Games

Rugy, that will be in Rio and more extreme sports.
02-13-2013 10:05 PM
Vinceremo
Re: Your ideal Olympic Games

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Originally Posted by August View Post
Wrestling dropped from the 2020 Olympics.

http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireSto...mpics-18473870

There's still a small chance it remains in OG.

But dropping wrestling would really suck. I think it's an Olympic sport at its purest. Instead we have nowadays sports like tennis, golf, and road cycling in OG that don't dive a shit about OG. But IOC thinks only about mon€y.
Unbelievable. Golf

and what you say about money is true, sadly wrestling generates probably 1% of the money that golf can for example. hell, even less. Huge disappointment, was fearing it and seeing it coming but somehow never thought it would materialize. I'm thinking the aspect of the facilities also have something to do with this, there's only limited time to use them during the 2 weeks between so many disciplines along with wrestling: fencing, boxing (when it doesn't get it's own area), judo, gymnastics, taekwondo, and even handball and probably some more that i don't remember right now, all using the same arena. Just imagine how painful it must be to do the scheduling and coordination for those events using the same space, plus always taking into account that combat disciplines have so many weight classes and use up a huge amount of time... it's a very sad reality to take into account, not just money.

I wish something could be done to stop it, but it's mission impossible. one of the originals from the ancient OGs being gone. what a travesty.
02-12-2013 01:38 PM
August
Re: Your ideal Olympic Games

Wrestling dropped from the 2020 Olympics.

http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireSto...mpics-18473870

There's still a small chance it remains in OG.

But dropping wrestling would really suck. I think it's an Olympic sport at its purest. Instead we have nowadays sports like tennis, golf, and road cycling in OG that don't dive a shit about OG. But IOC thinks only about mon€y.
08-13-2012 01:19 PM
Har-Tru
Re: Your ideal Olympic Games

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Originally Posted by Echoes View Post
And in my opinion there are more sports that need out than in. IOC was right to scrap baseball and softball. I'm OK for rugby though. Cricket, why not but lacks universality. Squash, why not.

o Swimming (34) : Freestyle: 50, 100, 200, [same contenders as 50m] 400, 800 (women), and 1,500 (men); all relays [favours greater nations]. OK for the other events.
What??

50m, 100m and 200m freestyle have the same contenders? You think? Let's have a look at the men's winners in the last three olympics:

Athens 2004

50m Hall Jr.
100m Van den Hoogenband
200m Thorpe

Beijing 2008

50m Cielo
100m Bernard
200m Phelps

London 2012

50m Manaudou
100m Adrian
200m Agnel

This year there wasn't even a single swimmer who won a medal in more than one race.

And why would you want to get rid of the endurance races?
08-13-2012 01:03 PM
Gagsquet
Re: Your ideal Olympic Games

Keyser Soze. Genius post

On a serious note,
Downhill bike is really needed.
Squash Why not
Futsal to replace football

And I would also like to see some fairness between sports. Some have too much events ( sailing for instance)
08-13-2012 12:38 PM
Keyser Soze
Re: Your ideal Olympic Games

I think some sports need some adjustments to be more entertaining.

Waterpolo - the pool to be 10 times bigger and from time to time a crane should throw a Volkswagen Beetle in it.

3000m steeplechase - there should also be psychological obstacles, like dissapointed parents, the first girlfriend who dumped you, a grandma who shows naked pictures of you as a kid, etc.

Equestrian - too gay. Should be replaced with rodeo.

Archery - dwarfs should carry the targets on their back, running around like hell.

Gymnastics - the athletes are too good. It would more fun to see fat people do it, let's say over 150 kg, to see the pommel horse or the uneven bars cracking under their weight.

400m hurdles - the hurdles should randomly appear and dissapear from the ground, while the stadium amplifiers play the Mario tune.
08-12-2012 01:41 PM
Chirag
Re: Your ideal Olympic Games

greek roman wrestling is fun
08-12-2012 01:37 PM
Chirag
Re: Your ideal Olympic Games

I think squash should be there but it isnt because its just not popular

Sports that should not be there are football,tennis and golf but they are only there because the IOA wants to make more money despite the fact that these dont follow the olympic spirit at all
08-12-2012 09:38 AM
BodyServe
Re: Your ideal Olympic Games

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Originally Posted by Mjau! View Post
Remove Greek-Roman wrestling. A ridiculous sport in which NOTHING happens until one wrestler gets called down on all four (which seems to be an advantage so it's kind of a lottery if it goes to a 3rd period). They just stand around and lean on each other when on their feet. Such a bore!

Leg-grab wrestling is stupid too, but only because of the rules. You can win one round and draw the other and have the match called a tie and go to extra-time, even though you out-scored your opponent! If you challenge a call and it's rejected, your opponent is awarded an additional point.
Greek-Roman wrestling breathe the spirit of Olympism.

[youtube]659pb0MKKHg[/youtube]
08-12-2012 08:55 AM
Trollin Stone
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08-12-2012 08:30 AM
Kolya
Re: Your ideal Olympic Games

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Originally Posted by Trollin Stone View Post
And what about the Winter Games? I cant think of many sports which can come in. Maybe snowmobile racing or sled-dog race and speed skiing.
Snowball fighting.
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