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Basketball 7 10.94%
Boxing 10 15.63%
BMX Racing 19 29.69%
Football 21 32.81%
Golf 28 43.75%
Modern Pentathlon 13 20.31%
Mountain Biking 10 15.63%
Race Walk 27 42.19%
Synchronised Swimming 14 21.88%
Other (please state) 14 21.88%
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Which events would you remove from (or add to) the Olympics?

Let's be honest, with respect to the competing athletes, there are some Olympic events that make you ask "The fuck am I watching? Why is this in the Olympics?".

If you were a member of the Olympic Committee, which sports would you vote to remove from the games?

Also, are there any non-Olympic sports that you think deserve a place?

Personally, I think Acrobatic Gymnastics would draw the crowds:




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Boxing, Race walking, and weightlifting (I just do NOT understand this sport, and there must be athletes getting injured every four years)

I am surprised there is no bowling in the Olympics.

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BMX is fun, but it's so random because there are so many crashes . Really not sure that should've been added to Olympics.

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Archery/Shooting.
I know this will sound ignorant on my part but to me, they don't really scream "sports".

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Boxing, Race walking, and weightlifting (I just do NOT understand this sport, and there must be athletes getting injured every four years)

I am surprised there is no bowling in the Olympics.


There is curling in the Winter Olympics though.

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I swear one day snooker will be an Olympic sport.
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I would add softball and baseball
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I'm more than a bit irritated that golf is being added. That is more of a game than a sport. Might as well put poker and Monopoly in the Olympics.

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The 2020 Olympic program will include a maximum of 28 sports. At the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, the IOC will vote on whether to include one of the following sports in the program: baseball, karate, roller sports, softball, sport climbing, squash, wakeboarding, wushu and beach soccer.

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I'm not so sure removing would add anything/enhance to the games. I personally think, that when winning a gold medal at the Olympics isn't the pinnacle of your own sporting career then, just maybe they should not be there. As for adding more, it would take six months to complete the entire thing and my doctor only gives sick-notes for 4 weeks.
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Re: Which events would you remove from (or add to) the Olympics?

Rolling definitely deserves more recognition:






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The 2020 Olympic program will include a maximum of 28 sports. At the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, the IOC will vote on whether to include one of the following sports in the program: baseball, karate, roller sports, softball, sport climbing, squash, wakeboarding, wushu and beach soccer.
Squash would get my vote.

Some of the others... not so much!




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Let's be honest, with respect to the competing athletes, there are some Olympic events that make you ask "The fuck am I watching? Why is this in the Olympics?".
Yeah. But since people have that reaction about widely different events this is pointless. If you don't like an event - don't watch it.

That said, to set the core events I start with the original Olympics:

Track ("foot races")
Boxing
Wrestling
Pentathlon
Long Jump
Javelin
Discus
Equestrian

BTW - the contestants in the original Olympics competed nude since part of the point was the celebration of the human body.


The first modern games(1896) had:

Athletics
Cycling
Fencing
Gymnastics
Shooting
Swimming
Tennis
Weightlifting
Wrestling

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I'm more than a bit irritated that golf is being added. That is more of a game than a sport. Might as well put poker and Monopoly in the Olympics.
Same, I don't think it's a good addition. Like Saori Kimura Fan said, in Golf, Football, Basketball, etc. winning Olympic gold is not the biggest achievement in the sport, so I don't think that they necessarily deserve a place.



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Not sure how golf in the Olympics would work out

Remove: boxing and football. Add: karate/wushu and futsal/beach soccer.
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Same, I don't think it's a good addition. Like Saori Kimura Fan said, in Golf, Football, Basketball, etc. winning Olympic gold is not the biggest achievement in the sport, so I don't think that they necessarily deserve a place.
In basketball - the Olympics are the only major international competition.

Football has been in every modern Olympics except for two. It was an official Olympic sport before there was the World Cup. Also, currently in men's football there are age restrictions that make the squads generally different to WC squads.

Golf? Not one I'd pick but hey

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