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08-01-2008, 11:18 PM #1
should badminton be removed from the olympics?
has anybody seen this article on cnnsi.com? one of their writers opinions on which sports should be removed from the Olympics. Check out what she says in #3.
08-02-2008, 12:25 AM #2
Originally Posted by http://www.fannation.com/blogs/post/224564
Last edited by Tsumaranai; 08-02-2008 at 12:28 AM.
08-02-2008, 12:44 AM #3
God damit. Where did this mentality of badminton being a weak sport ever developed? I remember it on Arthur. Where Francine made fun of Sue-Ellen being captain of the badminton team.
08-02-2008, 12:45 AM #4
She's ignorant but we'll forgive her. I think it's to cause some commotion to attract people to her blog (they're not there for her literary talents). Look at the eclectic types who flock to her.
08-02-2008, 01:03 AM #5
i should start my own blog and then make all these claims about soccer, american football, baseball, etc, being lame. i can totally see the $$$ rolling in!
oh wait. baseball is lame.
08-02-2008, 01:15 AM #6
Haha, eh. Over-the-line is lame.
08-02-2008, 01:56 AM #7
Why not ban all sports in the Olympics then.
08-02-2008, 02:08 AM #8
It's a very American point of view. In the eyes of the writer and her adoring readers, anything that the US aren't good at or do not play should be removed from the Olympics. Which leaves us American Football, Basketball, Baseball, Bull Riding, Bass Fishing and NASCAR
08-02-2008, 02:08 AM #9
08-02-2008, 02:35 AM #10
Why not ban the Olympics since that isn't a sport.
08-02-2008, 02:47 AM #11
Perhaps it is that there aren't any banned sports, unless they are truly hazardous or violate legislation? I would say that if the U.S. has players qualifying for badminton in the Olympics, then it certainly has enough players. "Sport" has a very broad interpretation, anyway. However, in the case of the Olympics, the term is limited to describing events of physical activity.
08-02-2008, 05:56 AM #12
One word: linkbait
08-02-2008, 06:27 AM #13
My list of events to scrap from Olympics are:
The Olympics is about men and women competing against eachother.. Animals competing against each-other really has no place in the Olympics.
2) Syncronized Swimming.
Originally called "water ballet"... OMG. Why not have beach ballet as well :P . It is even split into 6 !! different disciplines <rolleyes>..
who ever came up with the idea to introduce this? Just as silly as having beach-soccer, beach-badminton or beach-tennis! Indoor wolleyball is just fine, Olympics don't need the beach version...
Is it a bird, is it a plane.. no its a trampoline jumper, being scored by the form of excecution.. Silly sport..
Isn't it enough with baseball, for the stamina challenged athletes to have as a recreational team-event?
6) Field hockey.
the beach-hockey version.. can't we all just agree that hockey really belongs in the winter olympics, and only to the winter olympics...
7) Modern Penthatlon.
Take any five sports and combine them to make a "new" sport.. Mathematically I beleive we can cosntruct another 9.3 billion Penthathlon versions for the next game
8) Rythmic gymnastics.
"So you think you can dance" may be introduced in the olympics 2012.. sigh..Introducing Simon Cowell as IOC judge.
The different diciplines of sailing, belongs in the olympics just as much as F1, Moto GP, Rally or truck-racing.
With Olympics rules preventing the best teams to compete in the olympics. The Olympic soccer tournament is an utterly pointless waste of time.
All in all 30!! medals to be awarded for differnt was of rowing a boat. (6 ways of moving a canoe forward, 10 ways of moving a kayak forward,14 ways of rowing...) Maybe it could be cut down to just a humble 10 ways of rowing a boat?? Or is the idea to have one discipline for each contestnat, so everyone gets a medal, and gets happy :-)
12) Syncronized diving.
oh please. WHo ever made these sports up??? Guess we should just be happy that there isn't Syncronized pole-jump, synchronized long-jump, synchronized shooting and syncronized boxing in the games..
It's like competing in who an make the loudest whisper....
08-02-2008, 06:33 AM #14
I think Lindsay Schnell should be banned from the Olympics
08-02-2008, 06:58 AM #15
08-02-2008, 11:01 AM #16
08-02-2008, 11:12 AM #17
Thats why I hope that 2016 wont be in USA....so many sports have to be deleted....badminton is more populra, more real sport...in baseball..you can still chew gums and drink beer while playing....lol
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