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Olympics poll

Poll #1859129 Olympic events poll

Which of the following sports should be events in the Summer Olympics? (Tick as many as you like.)

Darts
4(8.0%)
Chess
1(2.0%)
Starcraft
3(6.0%)
Rugby Union
3(6.0%)
Cricket
6(12.0%)
Track cycling - Madison
4(8.0%)
Track cycling - 3km individual pursuit
5(10.0%)
Mixed martial arts
3(6.0%)
Mountain biking
5(10.0%)
Downhill mountain biking
3(6.0%)
Some form of motor racing
2(4.0%)
Motorcross (i.e. like BMX but with motorbikes)
1(2.0%)
Horse racing
1(2.0%)
Snooker
4(8.0%)
Yacht racing (i.e. sailing with big yachts not small dinghies)
5(10.0%)

Comments

( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
ozisim
Aug. 9th, 2012 02:54 pm (UTC)
Discgolf!
louisedennis
Aug. 9th, 2012 03:08 pm (UTC)
For some reason I misread this and thought that you were advocating bikinis as an olympic sport here (though arguably, with women's beach volleyball, they already are).

I'm not sure I have any real opinions about what should be events in the summer olympics - though I'd like to see some transparent system by which sports (in the loosest sense of the word) could be chosen and rotated between and which allowed a reasonable chance for any sport with a dedicated following to get show-cased at least once in a generation.
wellinghall
Aug. 9th, 2012 04:18 pm (UTC)
In fact, I think cricket should be a part of both the suimmer and the winter olympics.
philmophlegm
Aug. 9th, 2012 04:58 pm (UTC)
Cricket on ice?
wellinghall
Aug. 9th, 2012 05:14 pm (UTC)
Has been played at both the North and South Poles.
philmophlegm
Aug. 9th, 2012 06:02 pm (UTC)
I fear that might not be a convincing enough argument for the IOC...
wellinghall
Aug. 9th, 2012 06:03 pm (UTC)
Iceland has a cricket team, too!
pellegrina
Aug. 9th, 2012 06:55 pm (UTC)
I just wanted to see if you could submit a poll without ticking any boxes. How about a poll of the sports that ARE in the Olympics to see which should be removed?
philmophlegm
Aug. 9th, 2012 08:57 pm (UTC)
I did think about that, but decided to type the titles and authors of 100 fantasy novels instead!
inamac
Aug. 9th, 2012 08:45 pm (UTC)
None of the above - if they have their own international competition. Horse racing would be impossible - which distance would you choose?

I could make a case, if there are going to be horse sports at all, for the other FEI disciplines to be added - horse-ball, vaulting (on real live horses) and (much more spectator friendly than dressage) tent-pegging. Also Polo, which was once an Olympic sport.

Or jousting and the quintain...

Extreme ironing.
wellinghall
Aug. 10th, 2012 08:52 am (UTC)
Standing jump.

Pigeon shooting.

Backwards walking.

Tug of war.

The Kirkwall Ba' game.
wellinghall
Aug. 12th, 2012 07:47 am (UTC)
I would remove all the so-called "team" events that are nothing more than a collection of individuals. There are already national teams for these.

Relay running (for example) is fine, because that involves genuine interaction between the team members, but three-day eventing doesn't.
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