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    Cricket has been played at the Commonwealth Games, with South Africa being the only Cricket team to ever receive a Commonwealth Games gold medal, which is the only major tournament they've won.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danish
    Cricket has been played at the Commonwealth Games, with South Africa being the only Cricket team to ever receive a Commonwealth Games gold medal, which is the only major tournament they've won.
    Once could argue that it wasn't a major tournament...
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    Agreed. It was, how shall I put it, Mickey Mouse. The one thing interesting about it was the fact the Aus put out a full team as they wanted the Gold so bad, but lost the final.
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    yes one olympic cricket game so far,, uk v "france"

    Cricket certainly warrants a place in the olympics compared to other sports.
    Its played on all continents and can stage likely winners from all continents, which is most unusual and on top of that the number of people following the sport is collossal due to asia and possibly second only to football. It even introduces countries that usually win next to no medals yet have a near quarter of the world´s population.
    If the olympics is a meeting place for world sports its ridiculous that cricket isnt there.

    Ok its a small sport in most countries but where exactly is water polo a big and passionately followed sport? and how many countries really love volleyball or handball or curling or speed-skating, synchronized swimming, biathlon or speed-walking or most other sports

    However I dont actually want it there for a number of reasons, especially the fact that it cant really be staged properly within the olympics and just like football and tennis it will not be something players really want to win but more of a sideshow.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman
    But that's not the idea of the Olympics. It's to bring global sports together in one large festival.
    Honestly, how many of the sports in the Olympics today are truly worldwide sports?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes
    Honestly, how many of the sports in the Olympics today are truly worldwide sports?
    It's probably best just to look at team sports:

    Volleyball - yes
    Basketball - yes
    Soccer - ummmm, yes
    Baseball - will be discontinued from 2012.
    Handball - a fair bit more widespread than cricket
    Softball - also being discontinued.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman
    It's probably best just to look at team sports:

    Volleyball - yes
    Basketball - yes
    Soccer - ummmm, yes
    Baseball - will be discontinued from 2012.
    Handball - a fair bit more widespread than cricket
    Softball - also being discontinued.
    Handball, more widespread? I can imagine it being played on a larger scale, but when I watched it at the last Olympics it only struck me as a strictly European sport.

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    it should be included on a rotation policy i reckon. there should be 10 sports that are played every second olympics and they alternate with eachother. cricket should be one of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes
    Handball, more widespread? I can imagine it being played on a larger scale, but when I watched it at the last Olympics it only struck me as a strictly European sport.
    Yeah agreed. Cricket is definetely more widespread than handball.

    And Ian, what you suggested sounds like a good idea. Can't ever see it happening though.
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    The problem with putting Cricket in is when a non-Cricket playing country hosts the games, where do they hold the Cricket?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    The problem with putting Cricket in is when a non-Cricket playing country hosts the games, where do they hold the Cricket?
    They build a stadium I guess, or get a pitch temprorarily installed in a few nearby stadiums. And, if cricket were part of the Olympics, all this would have been taken into account when deciding who actually got the Olympics for that year, so we wouldn't have this problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman
    That's not the IOC's problem though.

    Cricket is not global enough for the Olympics. And that's the crux of the matter.
    Cricket is the third-most popular "ball sport" in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swede
    on top of that the number of people following the sport is collossal due to asia and possibly second only to football. It even introduces countries that usually win next to no medals yet have a near quarter of the world´s population.
    If the olympics is a meeting place for world sports its ridiculous that cricket isnt there.
    And basketball, apparently.

    Quote Originally Posted by swede
    Ok its a small sport in most countries but where exactly is water polo a big and passionately followed sport? and how many countries really love volleyball or handball or curling or speed-skating, synchronized swimming, biathlon or speed-walking or most other sports
    I concur.

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    Basketball is dubious, these were the tables from the last olympics:

    Group A W L PTS
    ESP 5 0 10
    ITA 3 2 8
    ARG 3 2 8
    CHN 2 3 7
    NZL 1 4 6
    SCG 1 4 6

    Group B W L PTS
    LTU 5 0 10
    GRE 3 2 8
    PUR 3 2 8
    USA 3 2 8
    AUS 1 4 6
    ANG 0 5 5

    Since Australia/NZ are 9th and 10th best overall there, how big is basketball there compared to the respective teams in cricket - Bangladesh and Zimbabwe?


    Oh and in case anyone is curious, SCG is Serbia and Montenegro, ANG is Angola.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine
    Basketball is dubious, these were the tables from the last olympics:

    Group A W L PTS
    ESP 5 0 10
    ITA 3 2 8
    ARG 3 2 8
    CHN 2 3 7
    NZL 1 4 6
    SCG 1 4 6

    Group B W L PTS
    LTU 5 0 10
    GRE 3 2 8
    PUR 3 2 8
    USA 3 2 8
    AUS 1 4 6
    ANG 0 5 5

    Since Australia/NZ are 9th and 10th best overall there, how big is basketball there compared to the respective teams in cricket - Bangladesh and Zimbabwe?


    Oh and in case anyone is curious, SCG is Serbia and Montenegro, ANG is Angola.
    Basketball is pretty big in Australia and Serbia and growing in NZ. I would say they they have bigger suport then cricket in Kenya and Zimbabwe and below. Bangladesh is a different story as they mad about cricket. Angola only made the Olympics as they had to have a team from Africa.
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