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    Default Sports you'd like added or removed from Olympics

    With the olympics almost over and some sports not returning for 2012 (softball), I have a simple question.

    From the list of IOC recognized sports INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - SPORTS
    Which sports would you like to see added or removed, summer or winter?

    I'd love to see Air Sports added. They already have air races and aerobatic competitions, it could be similar structure if added to the olympics.....and it's the only way I'd ever have a chance of being in the olympics

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    Trampoline-removed
    baseball-kept (heard they were taking it out)

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    Why are they taking baseball out, again?

    Trampoline does seem really silly, too. Along with ping pong and badminton.
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    Keep: softball

    Get rid of: equestrian eventing

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    seriously, what is the process for getting the horses over there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KD View Post
    seriously, what is the process for getting the horses over there?
    No idea but I can't imagine it being pleasant for them. I brought cats back here from Europe and they didn't take the trip well at all. I don't think horses like it either!

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    I'd say keep baseball and softball, and get rid of tandem diving, Taekwondo and Ping Pong. I mean really... PING PONG? WTF

    <P>If they did TKD with hand and feet, I'd say keep it. But it is SO FUCKING BORING in the olympic event. I was not impressed whatsoever with any of the women, esp. D. Lopez.

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    add Steel Tip darts
    keep womens softball

    ditch Badminton, ping pong, trampoline.
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    Wtf, trampoline is a sport?

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    Okay, how does one trampoline?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleWasHere View Post
    Wtf, trampoline is a sport?
    It is indeed and I really enjoyed watching it! I guess I'm the only one....

    Quote Originally Posted by MrsMarsters View Post
    Okay, how does one trampoline?
    You jump up really freaking high and do all these twizzly flippy things. It's actually REALLY cool, at least I thought it was.

    Here's a compilation video from Athens:

    YouTube - Trampoline Olympics Athens 2004
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    It is cool, but an Olympic sport? Um, no.

    We have a trampoline, I'm gonna start training my kids for the gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KD View Post
    It is cool, but an Olympic sport? Um, no.

    We have a trampoline, I'm gonna start training my kids for the gold.
    Hey, there's lots of stuff that I think is silly that it's an Olympic sport. I guess that's what's cool about the Summer games...there really is something for everyone.

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    Get rid of soccer and tennis. They have more than enough international comps throughout the year and pros playing a the Olympics isn't fair. In fact, I don't think ANY professional sportsmen/women should be allowed to compete. It always used to be strictly for amateurs and that makes it much more fair IMO.
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    That whole trampoline thing is actually interesting...

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