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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old Aug 13th, 2012, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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Why don't extend olympic games to three weeks?

It's a huge event, the organizer country spend 6 years and billions of euros to prepare it and everything is over in two weeks, all the sports overlap so you can't follow them all, then some sports like football tournament need to start before the opening ceremony to complete the event, then more sports want to join the olympic family: golf, rugby, karate, cricket, squash, surfing, finally we all love olympic games! So what is the reason to keep it a 2 weeks event? (fifa world cup already last one month for a single sport)

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Re: Why don't extend olympic games to three weeks?

I think they'll need to reconsider the format. Even if you don't have anything else to do for those two weeks, it's impossibly to watch everything you'd like, and if you try, you're going to burn yourself out.
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Re: Why don't extend olympic games to three weeks?

God no. It's long enough as it is.
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Re: Why don't extend olympic games to three weeks?

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God no. It's long enough as it is.
That's what I'm thinking. They need to get back to basics. Athletics plus a few core sports and shorten the time. It's a big, bloated commercial mess right now.

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Re: Why don't extend olympic games to three weeks?

Yeh, and it only comes 4 times a year, all the money and preperation into 2 weeks.

I was suprised before that Squash isn't already In the olympics. I thought they played it at Beijing?

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Re: Why don't extend olympic games to three weeks?

^^ No they didn't. If squash were in Olympics, Malaysia already almost guaranteed a gold medal there.

I think the longer it takes, the more you'll spend on the cost on unnecessary.
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Re: Why don't extend olympic games to three weeks?

It's fine as it is. If it lasts longer, people would lose interest. It's nicely focussed now.

I don't agree with cutting into sports either. I love how many different sports are all going on at the same time.

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God no. It's long enough as it is.
but world Football championship is longer, almost mounth
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God no. It's long enough as it is.
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Hell no, I'm so glad it's over so I can get some decent sleep.

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2 weeks is ideal tbh. It drags on once all of the main events are over, I mean the highlight of the last day was the women's Modern Pentathlon
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Instead of extending the games, they just need to get rid of some useless events
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2 weeks is ideal tbh. It drags on once all of the main events are over, I mean the highlight of the last day was the women's Modern Pentathlon
No, the men's marathon was the highlight. The scheduling was a bit weird, though.
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I mean the highlight of the last day was the women's Modern Pentathlon
Yeah, it was extremely weird that it should be last the event of the competition.
I think they could find a better balance between the two weeks, in the first week there's always something going on, even too much, but then by the end of the second week it starts to feel kinda empty.
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Re: Why don't extend olympic games to three weeks?

It's about right (16-17 days)

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