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    Default Most silly Olympic sports? What sports should be included?

    Now in the past, Olympic sports have been tried and subsequently discontinued.


    Quote Originally Posted by discontinued Olympic sports
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    * plunge for distance
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    Which Olympic sports do you think are the most silly and which sports do you think should replace them?

    Curling?

    Equestrian events, especially dressage? (or maybe just the horses should get the medals)

    Biathlon/Pentathlon

    Synchronised Swimming?

    Synchronised diving? (isn't individual diving enough?)

    Sailing?

    Table Tennis?

    Archery? (I mean would anyone bother if it wasn't an Olympic sport?)

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    Racewalk might be the silliest looking event. I actually think its interesting. I find all the unusual events interesting, so I don't really worry about judging what should be replaced with what. Steeplechase, dressage, trampoline - all those things that never get mainstream attention, but people have dedicated their lives to mastering. I do think removing softball and baseball was regrettable.
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    Rhythmic gymnastics was the first thing to come to my mind (performing choreographed routines with different props like a ball, a hoop, a ribbon, clubs).

    You could probably make a case that even the "weird" events are interesting in a way, and involve a lot of skill. So what exactly makes an event Olympic-worthy? Some of those "discontinued" events sound like they'd be fun to watch.

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    Curling was the first thing to come to mind. I can see keeping biathalon cuz of the skiing. Pentathalon sounds athletic but in all honesty I don't know what sports are involved. Yeah, also the synchronized swimming/diving can go too.
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    I think jousting would make a wonderful Olympic sport.

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    I also put down a vote for Kendo. I'm honestly surprised it isn't an olympic sport already.


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    Pankration was an original olympic sport. Now we have MMA, MMA should be included as an olympic sport imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mathemagician View Post
    Pankration was an original olympic sport. Now we have MMA, MMA should be included as an olympic sport imo.
    That sounds reasonable.

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    all of them. the differences in ability among a competition of people that good is inconsequential.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elfboy View Post
    all of them. the differences in ability among a competition of people that good is inconsequential.
    Isn't that what makes it entertaining?

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