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  • Walt Murphy
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    Originally posted by gh View Post
    check out this mindboggling sequence of routines. I'm getting hooked on this stuff!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RedU0eFUddI
    You should see what some dancers can do in the crowded confines of a NYC subway car! Granted, they often incorporate poles and hand straps into their act, but it's still a form of breakdancing. And there's an added element of danger-nothing like a foot flying inches from your nose as you watch the show from your seat. (I've never seen a passenger get hit)

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  • Tuariki
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    Originally posted by Trickstat View Post

    Much of Australia and the North of England would heartily disagree with this inclusion!
    And NZ, PNG, Tonga and Samoa.

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  • Conor Dary
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    It is an outlier in that lot.

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  • Trickstat
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    Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
    [*]Rugby League International Federation[/LIST]
    Much of Australia and the North of England would heartily disagree with this inclusion!

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  • Conor Dary
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    We'll see...

    But just because it has moved closer to the Olympics doesn’t mean obstacle racing is a shoe-in. As an observing member, World Obstacle joins more than a few other off-the-cuff sports federations, including:
    • World Dodgeball Association
    • Federation for International FootGolf
    • International Jump Rope Union
    • International Union of Kettlebell Lifting
    • Federation Internationale de Sand et Land Yachting
    • International Padel Federation
    • International Federation of Match Poker
    • International Pole Sports Federation
    • International Practical Shooting Confederation
    • International Rafting Federation
    • Rugby League International Federation
    • International Table Soccer Federation

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  • gh
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    if you won't buy breakdancing, how about obstacle courses? (see story now linked on home page)

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  • NotDutra5
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    Originally posted by thedoorknobbroke View Post
    No, it is extremely passe!
    Not the case in some parts of the world.

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  • bambam1729
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    Originally posted by thedoorknobbroke View Post
    all of the "style" points are awarded if you bend your knees and don't spread your legs on the landing...
    You're supposed to bend your knees on landing. The ideal landing is coming down in a Telemark position, left leg in front and bent, right bent and behind you. But I agree that I could never figure out why they bother with style points in ski jumping.

    On the other "sport" its name in competition is now called "breaking"

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  • thedoorknobbroke
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    Originally posted by Trickstat View Post
    Isn't breakdancing slightly passe?
    No, it is extremely passe!

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  • thedoorknobbroke
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    all of the "style" points are awarded if you bend your knees and don't spread your legs on the landing...

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  • KDFINE
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    I could never understand the inclusion of "style points" in ski jumping. Presumably if your style is off you won't soar as far anyway.

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  • Guest
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    Originally posted by Powell View Post
    I guess very few people pay attention to ALL sports during the Olympics anyway. Is it really such a big deal if they include a few sports you consider stupid/ boring, as log as there are enough of the ones you do like?
    The patient is already suffering from bloating. A gallon of ice cream is not a good idea.

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  • Powell
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    I guess very few people pay attention to ALL sports during the Olympics anyway. Is it really such a big deal if they include a few sports you consider stupid/ boring, as log as there are enough of the ones you do like?

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  • Guest
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    Breakdancing in the Olympics. Now THAT'S something really important.

    Ha ha ha....

    Lord help us.

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  • tandfman
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    Originally posted by DrJay View Post
    Is the scoring in Olympic boxing still somewhat subjective?
    How could it not be?

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