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    Most valuable is the men's 100m, I'd say. Fastest human alive & all that.

    More contenders for least worthwhile, but dressage, synchronised swimming, gymnastics, diving and walking would all be there or thereabouts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Most valuable is the men's 100m, I'd say. Fastest human alive & all that.

    More contenders for least worthwhile, but dressage, synchronised swimming, gymnastics, diving and walking would all be there or thereabouts.
    Fastest human is winner of 200m surely, if you're gonna be a pedant. Which I am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bahnz View Post
    At the very least, the horse should have to come from the same country as the rider. Really pissed me off seeing the saudis strutting around on horses that've probably never spent a minute of their lives in the kingdom.
    Nah, that doesn't make sense to me. A talented rider shouldn't be disadvantaged by the availability/quality of horses that his country fails to nurture.

    Such an elitist sport though, seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    Definitely the 10k walk or whatever the **** that was, so pointless.
    This, so much this, bunch of grown men and women rushing around like they've crapped themselves - what a joke - years ago I remember we had a bloke called Paul Nihill - might have actually got a medal at one games - he made John Cleese's Ministry of Silly Walks sketch look like a serious documentary - ****wits the lot of them


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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    Fastest human is winner of 200m surely, if you're gonna be a pedant. Which I am.
    Not really. Pre-Johnson it was rare anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    Not really. Pre-Johnson it was rare anyway.
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    Dunno re Equestrian, Takes very different skills to most other athletes. A runner or cyclist kicks his legs, he knows he moves, a horse-rider kicks his, he hopes his mount doesnt think '**** this, I'm off to each some grass and mount a filly'. He/she has to control an animal with its own sense of destiny, cajole it into giving up its free will, and do it as quickly as possible. Takes some doing.


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    i'm glad we all accepted that weightlifting is actually the worst.
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    weightlifting is good

    I like the fishing idea. actually fishing should be in they olympics anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    LOL at ballroom dancing. I heard they changed their name to 'dance sport' to try and get more cred.
    I fail to see how ballroom dancing is less credible than anything else mentioned in this thread. I'm not too keen on anything that requires a judge's score actually being in the Olympics if I'm going to be honest but I'd take ballroom dancing a fair bit more seriously than synchronised swimming or gymnastics.
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    Weightlifting should only be for most weight IMO. Fatties don't get a weight class for gymnastics or running so why should little bastards get their own class for weightlifting.
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    *Hates on equestrian*
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    Walking. WTF is the point.

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    Pretty embarrassing to be known as the quickest walker in the world, cos everyone else will just run to even the playing field.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Walking. WTF is the point.
    WTF is the point to any sport?

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