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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsMarsters View Post
    Okay, how does one trampoline?
    jumping on the trampoline as a kid was fun, but a sport??? dont know how that happened.

    Remove: Trampoline, Equestrian, Softball, BMX. Triathlon - to me that isnt an Olympic sport.

    I hope they keep basketball, it's one of my favourite events.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A*O View Post
    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.
    I agree with the amateur part but I don't see why we should get rid of tennis and soccer. Then again tennis players can turn pro at a very young age and if they're good enough to compete on the international stage, they'd be stupid to stay amateur.

    When did we get rid of the amateur rule anyway? It seems like every sport has its own rules anyway.

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    From Wikipedia

    In the 1970s amateurism requirements were dropped from the Olympic Charter, leaving decisions on professional participation to the international federation for each sport. This switch was perhaps best exemplified by the American Dream Team, composed of well-paid NBA stars, which won the Olympic gold medal in basketball in 1992.
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    The IOC wants the big baseball stars to come over and play, that way it will be a big moneymaker, like basketball is. But do you think the Yankees would let and ARod and team take 2 weeks off to go to the Olympics when there's a pennant race going? Not likely.

    And also, the USA completely dominates baseball and softball, so the only way the IOC will keep baseball if they can turn it into a moneymaker.

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    I think they need a 'Guitar Hero' competition
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    winter get rid of the broom and rock thing.. it's stupid and boring.

    summer - if you get rid of womans softball then get rid of mens baseball.
    get rid of Badminton, ping pong, and trampoline. Twin diving, team rhythmic gymnastics, synchronized twin swimming.

    viewing - I don't need to see every blasted heat, I'd rather see more of the olympic events. If the home team wins a medal I'd like to see it - ie shooting and taekwando.

    I like the horse events. AND we are finally doing well whohoo Beezie Madden!!!!

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    Removed: Trampoline, Field Hockey, Soccer, Synchronized Swimming, Ping pong and especially Walking.
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    Ping Pong is really wrong....

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    NO! Dont take out walking! What else am I going to laugh at?

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    Personally I'd like to see anyone with the name Fabricio removed from the games.. how many darn Fabricio's can there be in the world? Italy, Brazil, Spain - geez

    If I only got to choose one it would be badminton - they have to many cocks in the game already.

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    Only 2!!!!!!!
    List of Athletes - Yahoo! Sports coverage of the Summer Olympics in Beijing


    And!
    You can NEVER have too many cocks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rica View Post
    Only 2!!!!!!!
    List of Athletes - Yahoo! Sports coverage of the Summer Olympics in Beijing


    And!
    You can NEVER have too many cocks!

    only two!! well those dudes get around really only two?

    personally cocks fluffing over a net does nothing for me and the quality is lacking. It's a poufy sport, next we'll have nail filing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by louiswinthorpe111 View Post
    The IOC wants the big baseball stars to come over and play, that way it will be a big moneymaker, like basketball is. But do you think the Yankees would let and ARod and team take 2 weeks off to go to the Olympics when there's a pennant race going? Not likely.

    And also, the USA completely dominates baseball and softball, so the only way the IOC will keep baseball if they can turn it into a moneymaker.
    I think the real reason why our baseball stars do not compete at the Olympics is because they'd fail doping tests.

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    I love Tennis but it's just not right for the Olympics. I find swimming really really boring so I wouldn't miss that. I don't think I'd add any sports.

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    Water Polo, table tennis, ping-pong and volleyball all need to go.

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