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 Post subject: Re: Pjongsjang Olympics
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 16:26 
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Sport. It has a physical element.

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 Post subject: Re: Pjongsjang Olympics
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What about a sport like that fast walking where looking like a complete fucking pillock also creates a barrier to entry, thus limiting the pool of talent. Should they be allowed?


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 Post subject: Re: Pjongsjang Olympics
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 16:28 
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Makes sense!

Things like snooker and darts are a bit of a grey area for me - I don't see any reason why they shouldn't be in the Olympics yet rifle shooting is.

Darts on Ice should clearly be in the Winter Olympics.


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In a fantasy setting.


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 Post subject: Re: Pjongsjang Olympics
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Squirt wrote:
Makes sense!

Things like snooker and darts are a bit of a grey area for me - I don't see any reason why they shouldn't be in the Olympics yet rifle shooting is.

Darts on Ice should clearly be in the Winter Olympics.

Snooker and darts both akeca lot of physical skill in aiming and directing to pinpoint accuracy, so, to me, are sports. Poker and Chess I’ve heard described as sports, but there’s no physical element (the accuracy with which you centre your pieces in their squares or the ability to play annoying shuffling games with poker chips are not a physical element of play that account for your success of the game).

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 Post subject: Re: Pjongsjang Olympics
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Dartsing on ice/Ice Darts should SO be a thing.

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 Post subject: Re: Pjongsjang Olympics
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So, how long until video games are in the Olympics?


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 Post subject: Re: Pjongsjang Olympics
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Squirt wrote:
Makes sense!

Things like snooker and darts are a bit of a grey area for me - I don't see any reason why they shouldn't be in the Olympics yet rifle shooting is.

Darts on Ice should clearly be in the Winter Olympics.


I had a physics teacher in college which invented all kinds of crazy sports on exams. I'm sure darts on ice was there somewhere.

At least i remember one about throwing oranges into a basket while wearing skiing paddles.

More on topic, agree that darts should be as much a sport as rifle shooting and golf. Which means none should be.

Also, why doesn't Summer Olympics doesn't include typical summer things like Surfing, Bodyboarding, Skimming, Beach Tennis and beach football? There's a very big pro-snow, anti-sand olympic bias.


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 Post subject: Re: Pjongsjang Olympics
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What about a sport like that fast walking where looking like a complete fucking pillock also creates a barrier to entry, thus limiting the pool of talent. Should they be allowed?

You don’t walk that weird, Mark, even when you’re in a hurry, but I’m sorry you didn’t make the team.

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Mimi wrote:
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Makes sense!

Things like snooker and darts are a bit of a grey area for me - I don't see any reason why they shouldn't be in the Olympics yet rifle shooting is.

Darts on Ice should clearly be in the Winter Olympics.

Snooker and darts both akeca lot of physical skill in aiming and directing to pinpoint accuracy, so, to me, are sports. Poker and Chess I’ve heard described as sports, but there’s no physical element (the accuracy with which you centre your pieces in their squares or the ability to play annoying shuffling games with poker chips are not a physical element of play that account for your success of the game).


When a pro athlete has a belly, it means whatever he's doing isn't a sport, and he shouldn't be called an athlete. This should be a standard to be adopted by the Olympic Comitee from now on.


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 Post subject: Re: Pjongsjang Olympics
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And don't use Sumo as an excuse please


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RuySan wrote:
When a pro athlete has a belly, it means whatever he's doing isn't a sport, and he shouldn't be called an athlete. This should be a standard to be adopted by the Olympic Comitee from now on.

Shot put.


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"Who can run the fastest" isn't a sport.

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 Post subject: Re: Pjongsjang Olympics
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On ice.

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Snooker Luge(y nuts are we).

Hop, skip, ski jump.

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 Post subject: Re: Pjongsjang Olympics
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My views on sport:
It should have a physical element.
It should have clearly defined objective 'success' and 'failure'. For example: 'who jumps the highest wins' is fine. 'who jumps the most stylishly wins' is not.
Visual aspects such as clothing should have no effect on the outcome. If someone is dressed in non-traditional clothes that are safe to wear and decent, they should not be disqualified or be penalised.
It should not involve animals that may be distressed or injured by the sport, as they cannot consent to taking part.
The sport should have a put emphasis on human achievement.

So dressage is out on all counts. :P


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 Post subject: Re: Pjongsjang Olympics
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I like the bobsleigh / skelington / luge events, not least because I can imagine myself doing it and just screaming, non-stop, the entire way down.


I have been down a bobsleigh run and can confirm this is the best way to do it. That or gritting your teeth and hoping it all goes away soon.



I was in Lillehammer ('94 olympics) this summer, and went down with my daughter.. .it was amazing
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 Post subject: Re: Pjongsjang Olympics
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Wait. You can go down a bobsleigh track on a thing?

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 Post subject: Re: Pjongsjang Olympics
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I was in Lillehammer five years ago just for one night and did not thought much of the place. Maybe I should have explored more. That looks like fun


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 Post subject: Re: Pjongsjang Olympics
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We had a lot of fun with katie couric decritpino of us as speedskaters which actually skate to get somewhere in the winter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMzUW0upLrw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o2FFhzVX-o

@mailA... yup it does, it goes fast... my daughter is 8 (so wasn't officially qualfied to go, but we talked ourselve in), and the lack of weight made it a bit bumpy..

@rutsan the village self is not that exciting.. even though it is a major norwegian tourist attraction with the post museum and the olympics museum and a big open air museum with old norwegian building.. but the bobsled and also standing on the skijumping track was quite impressive..

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From twitter:

You'd have thought Britain would be doing better at the #WinterOlympics.

What with all its recent experience in going downhill fast.

(Oh Yeah. #Satire, people. Feel its bite).

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That's cold.

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Sounds like we’re going to cheat our way to some potential golds in the skeleton.

Fancy skin suits FTW!

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Curiosity wrote:
Sounds like we’re going to cheat our way to some potential golds in the skeleton.

Fancy skin suits FTW!


No body to rule against it, eh?

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 Post subject: Re: Pjongsjang Olympics
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What a humerus response.

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Duitsland isn't a real country. You've made this table up.

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NEDERLAND must be forrin for ENGERLAND or something.


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