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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    I'd like future Olympics to bring in a no-George Michael rule. Whole thing has been ruined.

    Only if the Liam Gallagher rumours are true can these Olympics now be saved.
    Too late. Elbow has played.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    Nobody would watch Chess. It has 0 crowd appeal to 99.99% of people.
    I thought the same, but the Rapid format at the Asian games got pretty good attention and also the world championships are covered more than most sports. It won't be the best commercially but certainly won't be the worst either.

    Edit - Plus, i only included in the list of maybe's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cevno View Post
    I thought the same, but the Rapid format at the Asian games got pretty good attention and also the world championships are covered more than most sports. It won't be the best commercially but certainly won't be the worst either.

    Edit - Plus, i only included in the list of maybe's.
    You're ****ting me? Chess ffs. Admirable past time but it's not a sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cevno View Post
    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.
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    Has to be played by men in 75 different countries over 4 continents (official regulated leagues of course - can't count a game down the pub!)

    A lot of the sports you refer to (popular in America) will tend to have official federations in enough countries to qualify - just not anywhere near the standard of the yanks (I'm looking at you Basketball), hence why they are in
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    Don't think Chess should be included in the Olympics. Although I would rather have Chess than that circus act that is called Rhythm Gymnastics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    I'd like future Olympics to bring in a no-George Michael rule. Whole thing has been ruined.

    Only if the Liam Gallagher rumours are true can these Olympics now be saved.
    Shame Liam killed a good song.

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    Well it's two-fold:

    There was nothing wrong with his performance, no shame in not signing like you're 22 when you're pushing 40 and have lived like him. He sang very well anyway IMO

    Secondly, regardless of who wrote it, it wouldn't be like the most famous song of the 90s but for him singing it in the first place
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    Most of the announcements being made in French first. Bollocks to that.

    Quite happy to see more sports like kabaddi, squash etc. included. Trim down the swimming program, slightly more longer distance cycling but none of the anti-favourite crap. Less bollocks like 'walking', dressage etc.

    I don't have a problem with sports where a score has to be awarded by judges.

    I'd like to see a bit more intelligence going into some of the formats. Such as the BMX lottery. If something is a lottery it shouldn't be included. That goes for some of the shooting as well where the margins are so small it's mathematically about tossing a coin between 10-15 people (like where it's 100 shots and they hit 99).
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    Why do they announce in French first?
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    As this Olympics has been ace, why not host them all over here?

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    How are we going to convince the rest of the world?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Nationaux View Post
    Why do they announce in French first?
    cos the IOC is a french organisation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Diving, gymnastics, dressage, synchronised swimming - all gone. Their scoring systems are entirely subjective so aren't even real sports.

    Walking - gone. Just feck off, yeah? As Johnners said all the skinny wankers break into a trot when they think no-one's watching anyway, so there's literally no point.

    Football - would actually keep as is. In most countries the distinction between amatuer and professional no longer exists, so would be impossible to administer in practical terms. It's all a bit ****, frankly, but (apparently) gets the best viewing figures, so it stays.

    T20 & Rugby 7s
    - come on down. A shot in the arm for both parent sports for gospel-spreading purposes and the smaller countries would be better able to compete in the abbreviated formats, so won't be quite as many arseholings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    As this Olympics has been ace, why not host them all over here?
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    How are we going to convince the rest of the world?
    Should always have them in Greece. Might bring some cash in. Then again, same goes for England.

    Or in the city which hosted what are regarded by the IOC as the best games ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine View Post
    Quite happy to see more sports like kabaddi, squash etc. included. Trim down the swimming program, slightly more longer distance cycling but none of the anti-favourite crap. Less bollocks like 'walking', dressage etc.



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