Originally Posted by Goughy
Look there are millions of sports out there. Anyone who likes them can make a case for them.
I mentioned sports I enjoy that I dont think should be there. It isnt realy about personal preference.
Handball goes as the game is as shallow as a puddle, repetetive and looks like designed by a 6 year old with no imagination. There are obviously players that are better than others but I cant se anything that makes handball players particularly skillful. Every attack follows the same pattern and the players dont look right in their outfits. England have signed a small group of people to learn the game in 4 years and be competetive in 2012. Any time you can hope a small group of people with no experience can get to top level in 4 years doesnt say much for the sport.
I wouldnt also care if triple and pole vault went (and I was a triple jumper). Though I would love the mile added. Its an easy 4 laps of the track and 1500m is so awkward.
There are so many sports in the Olympics. Its great to see the cull beginning with softball removed for 2012.
Anyone can make a case for any sport but I dont want to see bicyle jousting in there, just as I dont want to see beach voleyball.
Actualy, Id be tempted to take all team sports out apart from Basketball and Volleyball. Goodbye to football, handball, baseball, softball etc and also Id get rid of Tennis (another tacky add-on).
The only sport I can think of is the Keiran, and believe it or not it is pretty big business in Japan. Anyway cycling is a bloody hard sport, it is more then just turning your feet over and over and keep on pedaling.
What counts as a legit sport? Is Gridiron a legit sport even though it tends to be boring as bat**** as the players do not have the ability to think for themselves or rugby?
Anyway I agree about football, the more fact a player wants to play in it, his club just tells him to GAGF anyway and doesn't let him travel. In the case of the Athens Olympics, Rangers transfer listed their then captain Craig Moore because he wanted to go (they also took his captaincy away).