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New sports for the Olympics?

Postby Risottia » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:11 am

Personally, I'd like to see some more sports at the Olympics.
My list would include:
cricket
pétanque/bocce (hey, they have curling at the Winter Games, right?)
horseback archery (you have equitation? you have archery? combine them for more win!)
crossbow marksmanship (after all it's halfway between archery and sharpshooting...)
rugby (I know, they would bitch between rugby league and rugby union... damn)
kendo (I find it way cooler than Olympic fencing)
fell running (aka mountain running... basically endurance running through mountains, that's pure badassery!)
cross-country (or trail) ultramarathon (the IAAF has already the 100 km race, badassery all the way)

So, what would you add?
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Postby Chrobalta » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:11 am

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Postby North Wiedna » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:13 am

Risottia wrote:cricket

WTF NOOO! We can't have any teadrinker sports in the Olympics!
Risottia wrote:bocce

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Postby North Wiedna » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:13 am

Chrobalta wrote:Poll Dancing.

oh yea, look at those politicians work those polls.
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Postby Mad hatters in jeans » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:15 am

Risottia wrote:Personally, I'd like to see some more sports at the Olympics.
My list would include:
cricket
pétanque/bocce (hey, they have curling at the Winter Games, right?)
horseback archery (you have equitation? you have archery? combine them for more win!)
crossbow marksmanship (after all it's halfway between archery and sharpshooting...)
rugby (I know, they would bitch between rugby league and rugby union... damn)
kendo (I find it way cooler than Olympic fencing)
fell running (aka mountain running... basically endurance running through mountains, that's pure badassery!)
cross-country (or trail) ultramarathon (the IAAF has already the 100 km race, badassery all the way)

So, what would you add?

cricket already shows in UK, and i don't think it would be particularly interesting.

Horseback archery yes that would be cool.
crossbow marksmanship, hmm i suppose that would be okay.
rugby no already have competitions for that.
kendo, eh i think they have their own organised events but i suppose it wouldn't hurt.
fell running, maybe that could be interesting i suppose.
cross country, meh already have them in competitions i think.

I would add the usual sports but enforce the rule that a new rule must be made every single match, just for fun, in event of people not liking a rule they get to make a new one. btw only the players can decide the rule.
that way every game is unique.
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Postby Birnadia » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:16 am

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Chrobalta wrote:Poll Dancing.

oh yea, look at those politicians work those polls.

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Postby Waldo followers » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:17 am

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Postby Mad hatters in jeans » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:19 am

Waldo followers wrote:traffic dancing
(dancing in the middle of a highway)
chariot races
fights to the death

why not combine all of those qualities into one.

The chariot dance of death in the middle of a highway.

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Postby Birnadia » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:21 am

North Wiedna wrote:
Risottia wrote:cricket

WTF NOOO! We can't have any teadrinker sports in the Olympics!

Anything's better than American "Foot"ball. ;)
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Postby Zephie » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:21 am

Birnadia wrote:
North Wiedna wrote:
Risottia wrote:cricket

WTF NOOO! We can't have any teadrinker sports in the Olympics!

Anything's better than American "Foot"ball. ;)

what's wrong with football?
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Postby Aegair » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:23 am

Zephie wrote:
Birnadia wrote:
North Wiedna wrote:
Risottia wrote:cricket

WTF NOOO! We can't have any teadrinker sports in the Olympics!

Anything's better than American "Foot"ball. ;)

what's wrong with football?


Most likely they are referring to it not actually being 'football'. American football doesn't solely use feet to move the ball does it? Neither does football/soccer, but the majority of movement is with the feet in them.
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Postby Birnadia » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:25 am

Aegair wrote:
Zephie wrote:
Birnadia wrote:Anything's better than American "Foot"ball. ;)

what's wrong with football?

Most likely they are referring to it not actually being 'football'. American football doesn't solely use feet to move the ball does it? Neither does football/soccer, but the majority of movement is with the feet in them.

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Postby Rambhutan » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:26 am

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Postby Georgism » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:26 am

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Postby Birnadia » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:29 am

Also NSG should be a sport. Competitors are ranked according to overall wittiness, how often they turn other's argument into mincemeat, grammar, reporting trolls and taking the mick out of Kalasprata. ;)
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Postby Zephie » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:29 am

Aegair wrote:
Zephie wrote:
Birnadia wrote:
North Wiedna wrote:
Risottia wrote:cricket

WTF NOOO! We can't have any teadrinker sports in the Olympics!

Anything's better than American "Foot"ball. ;)

what's wrong with football?


Most likely they are referring to it not actually being 'football'. American football doesn't solely use feet to move the ball does it? Neither does football/soccer, but the majority of movement is with the feet in them.

It's still more fun to watch than a bunch of sweaty men running around a huge field for 2 hours without anyone scoring.
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Postby Birnadia » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:31 am

Zephie wrote:It's still more fun to watch than a bunch of sweaty men running around a huge field for 2 hours without anyone scoring.

When did I mention *sigh* soccer?
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Postby La Habana » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:31 am

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Postby North Wiedna » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:31 am

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Postby Avenio » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:33 am

Women's ski jumping is at the forefront of my list.

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Postby Unibot » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:36 am

Ultimate Frisbee.

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Postby Bajireyn » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:36 am

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Postby Mad hatters in jeans » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:37 am

La Habana wrote:The 'Push a Granny Down Stairs' Event; points are awarded for injuries sustained by the granny, bonus points given if she is dead before she reaches the bottom.

And Why Would That Be Interesting As Opposed To Something Like Boxing?

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Postby Mad hatters in jeans » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:37 am

Bajireyn wrote:paintball

eh fun to play but boring to watch i find.

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