Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
Gymnastics, synchronised swimming, diving of any kind, dressage, walking & beach volleyball would be first against the wall.
The latter seems to exist solely as a barely disguised masturbatory aid (no beach football in the Olympiad one notes), no-one can convince me that it's ever better to walk rather than run if time is a factor (& half the feckers break into a trot when they think no-one's looking anyway) & the first four clearly aren't sports at all. The medals are awarded entirely at the whim of judges, and their highest and lowest scores are disguarded as a safeguard anyway, which doesn't really suggest an exact science at work.
This is the key for me. I would get rid of anything where you don't prove yourself the best but rather some fat old blokes decide you are worthy of gold.
Goughy's post was fantastic, didn't necessarily agree with it all but well made points!
The one is swimming is very true, Phelps is a great athlete but I was making the same point about running backwards last week.
Didn't Ballroom Dancing actually feature one year? Remember reading it was going to, but perhaps they shelved it.
Oh, and aside from agreeing on the judging aspect, my choice? Get rid of the football. Even if we had a team, the whole U23 with 3 over-aged players thing is just a joke. The Olympics should be the pinnacle of each sport, they will never be that in football.