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  • Rock climbing at the 2020 Olympics

    I love climbing, but don't climb anymore and, yawn, am not really keen to see it as an Olympic sport. But here is how it's gonna work:

    https://www.climbing.com/competition...imbing-format/

    https://tokyo2020.org/en/games/sport...port-climbing/

  • #2
    I'll probably watch....but climbing on TV isn't that exciting from what I've seen so far...

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    • #3
      the Olympic Games pretty much do not exist any more: https://www.3wiresports.com/articles...for-paris-2024

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      • #4
        Although I appreciate the athleticism of many off-brand "sports", I am opposed to any competition that is scored subjectively being in the Olympics..
        They can lump them all into something not called the Olympics.

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        • #5
          Agreed totally!

          Of course, I’d also get rid of gymnastics, diving, figure skating, and whatever they call synchronized swimming these days.

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          • #6
            How about boxing and wrestling? They are among the oldest Olympic sports, but sometimes the refereeing can be as subjective as they go...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Halfmiler2 View Post
              Agreed totally!

              Of course, I’d also get rid of gymnastics, diving, figure skating, and whatever they call synchronized swimming these days.
              Yep... and I had a niece who was an Olympic gymnast. but she won a room full other world competitions.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by xw View Post
                How about boxing and wrestling? They are among the oldest Olympic sports, but sometimes the refereeing can be as subjective as they go...
                True.. but I think those were fight to the finish.. bam would know.

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                • #9
                  I wonder if there's been any push to add mixed martial arts, and all the brutality that goes with that, to the Olympics?

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                  • #10
                    I think MMA has too much blood for the aesthetic liking of IOC; well just look at what's happening to Olympic boxing, they introduced a new protocol in the latest added appendix of the AIBA rule book, that a 3m polymer skin care product should be applied multiple times on certain places on the boxers' faces before the bout, in order to prevent cuts. No idea if that'll work for MMA...

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                    • #11
                      I have not heard MMA discussed as an option.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post
                        I have not heard MMA discussed as an option.
                        It's just not possible to have an Olympic tournament in that sport. Nobody's going to get through 4-5 MMA fights within 2 weeks.
                        Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                        • #13
                          Remember, however, that the Ancient Olympics did have pankration, which was a combination of boxing and wrestling and was essentially MMA 3 millennia early

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post
                            Remember, however, that the Ancient Olympics did have pankration, which was a combination of boxing and wrestling and was essentially MMA 3 millennia early
                            That was my surmise.. one guy walked away.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Powell View Post
                              It's just not possible to have an Olympic tournament in that sport. Nobody's going to get through 4-5 MMA fights within 2 weeks.
                              well, other than Bruce Lee!

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