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    Default Back To Basics: Sports That Have No Place In The Olympics

    The whole Olympic circus has become so bloated and corrupt (15 IOC officials just spent $65,000 on LUNCH in London) maybe its time to do some serious pruning and focus on sports that show genuine athletic ability instead of these ridiculous minority "sports" or even some team events.

    It would create a more level playing field (ha!) if only amateurs were allowed to participate like in the good old days.

    Soccer - has PLENTY of other championship competitions
    Tennis - Ditto
    Handball - wtf?
    Water Polo - handball in the pool
    Fencing - zzzzzzzzz
    Shooting - You're not an elite athlete just because you can aim straight.
    Ping Pong
    Badminton - in fact any racket sport
    Beach Volleyball - pervs paradise, the only reason it's in.

    And now they want to put in Golf ffs.

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    I'd prune all team sports. I'm like that.
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    I agree that Tennis and Football don't need to be in the Olympics. Both are massive sports on their own without needing to be in the Olympics too.

    Beach volleyball seems pretty pointless, I must admit.

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    If I were going to the Games, beach volleyball would be one of the events I'd most want to see. It's a giant party out there at the venue and it's amazing to me how much ground two people can cover (and in the sand, no less).

    Ping Pong - axe it.

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    No synchronized anything.

    No badminton or ping pong

    No shooting - has anyone ever bragged about their "shooter's build"?

    Keep beach volleyball - some of the fittest/leanest athletes in the gamesm. But butt cracks must be covered from now on - and that goes for diver's too

    No equestrian (the horse is the athlete)

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    Get back to the original Greek style Olympics and have the competitors oiled and naked.

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    I agree with all the suggestions. You have to wonder what dodgy back room deals went on to get some of these events included in the first place.

    One thing they should definitely keep is the triathlon. Now THAT requires true athletic prowess with unbelievable levels of fitness, stamina and sheer guts. And it's for individuals, not teams.
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    I think basketball should be axed, and trampoline. Synchronized anything, as Mohandas suggested, is a waste of time. I think all men's sports should be done shirtless.
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    All those mentioned, plus rhythmic gymnastics. It's dancing and prancing with ribbons and hoops.
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    They should only keep anything that has to do with men in tiny swim wear
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    Leave Tennis, Badminton, Horse dancing, and synchronized swimming alone!!
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    Someone on local sports radio this morning said Roger Goodell petitioned to have football added. What the ever loving fuck? I hope they were kidding.
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    Trampoline and fucking ping pong. Trampoline is more like a fitness/exercise thing, and ping pong is something you play in your basement.

    ETA: I'm a dork, and love all the synchronized swimming and diving stuff.

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    Get rid of them all!! Hee hee hee.

    In all seriousness, I took fencing in college. I thought it would be the easy physical ed credit (over golf and bowling). Damn, you sweat a lot and have to learn waaaay too much

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    Boxing, equestrian, ping pong, professional players in basketball, hand ball's kind of dumb (looks like some made up gym class game). I'll think of more.
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