We've had a thread about sports you love watching during the olympics, are there any sports at the Olympics that you really dislike and think shouldn't be on the schedule?
Personally, I can't stand the Modern Pentathlon. There is a simple reason why. In the equestrian round the competitors are allocated horses randomly. Some horses are better trained than others. But the athletes who get the poorer horses always react so petulantly when the animal refuses to jump. I've seen many Modern Pentathletes hit or physically abuse the reluctant horse, and then they come on TV and complain about it. Such behaviour is firstly cruel to the animal concerned, who has no choice about whether to participate or not, and secondly ignores the fact that the allocation is random and an integral part of the sport. It flies in the face of the Olympic spirit. The IOC has talked about removing it before and I wish they would.