Originally Posted by Echoes
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.
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:
50m Hall Jr.
100m Van den Hoogenband
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?