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    Also another thing i don't like is in the medal charts a team gold is equal to one individual gold. Seems a bit odd when one guy can go and win 7 gold's etc.. and a whole team after a full tournament has no possible chance of coming close to that. Also means certain sports hog all the medals while others are left with 3/4.

    Not sure how to address it, but maybe give team medal's more weightage depending on size of the team etc.. 4/5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cevno View Post
    Also another thing i don't like is in the medal charts a team gold is equal to one individual gold. Seems a bit odd when one guy can go and win 7 gold's etc.. and a whole team after a full tournament has no possible chance of coming close to that. Also means certain sports hog all the medals while others are left with 3/4.

    Not sure how to address it, but maybe give team medal's more weightage depending on size of the team etc.. 4/5.
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    Cevno what possible justification is there to get rid of sailing and including pool/chess? Seems a rather daft suggestion IMO.

    Don't get why everyone is hating on diving, I find it really compelling to watch. They are insanely skilled, especially the synchro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    Cevno what possible justification is there to get rid of sailing and including pool/chess? Seems a rather daft suggestion IMO.

    Don't get why everyone is hating on diving, I find it really compelling to watch. They are insanely skilled, especially the synchro.
    The problem I've got with sports like diving is the subjectiveness of it. I agree it's great to watch.


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    Yeah, did that copy past job on my phone and left Sailing bolded by mistake. It's a pretty limited sport i would think in terms of nations involved, so it's debateable like a few others i also left out.

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    Chess isn't a sport ffs, most ludicrous thing I've ever heard.

    Reckon you'd get plenty of big names playing golf ftr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Chess isn't a sport ffs, most ludicrous thing I've ever heard.

    Reckon you'd get plenty of big names playing golf ftr.
    Chess is a mind sport, imo. Played all around the world and Is already there in the asian games IIRC. Can be pretty good viewing.

    And remember golf being included in one of the Asian or CW games before and half the bigger names dropped out even there. Can see the same happening for Olympics particularly those from bigger sporting countries.

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    Problem with sports like Kabaddi is its not universally popular. IOC state a sports got to have a certain percentage of worldwide coverage to appear - could be something that keeps cricket out even if it wanted to, as competitely it struggles to offer more than 10-12 nations in the shorter format
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    Nobody would watch Chess. It has 0 crowd appeal to 99.99% of people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cevno View Post
    Include Kabaddi, IMO.
    Definitely this. Kabbadi should be shown on TV more.
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    I'd like future Olympics to bring in a no-George Michael rule. Whole thing has been ruined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Chess isn't a sport ffs, most ludicrous thing I've ever heard.

    Reckon you'd get plenty of big names playing golf ftr.
    Of course it isn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpr View Post
    Problem with sports like Kabaddi is its not universally popular. IOC state a sports got to have a certain percentage of worldwide coverage to appear - could be something that keeps cricket out even if it wanted to, as competitely it struggles to offer more than 10-12 nations in the shorter format
    There are plenty of sports already in the olympics though that fall in the same category and Kabaddi has over 35 registered nation teams now. The problem is not how many countries there are though, but which countries moreso. For example a sport popular in USA is about 100 times more likely to be included than one in India and a 1000 than one in Africa.

    With the way they are wanting to include sports based on TV revenue with India's share ever rising and Olympics becoming more popular here won't be surprised to see cricket in 2020 or 2024 depending on which city gets the bid.

    And as for Kabaddi it has already made it to the CW and Asian games IIRC, more based on it being viewer friendly so won't be surprised if it is included in the 4/5 games here too and then takes off as a result in a lot more countries.
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