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Old Aug 4th, 2012, 04:08 PM   #1
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are mixed doubles unique in the world of sport?

is there any other sport where mixed teams play against each other? can't think of any other than badminton offhand. rowing maybe?

makes me think that instead of the constant men vs women, could serena beat a man, equal pay or not, instead of all that bickering we tennis fans should be celebrating a sport where something like xds are possible.
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Old Aug 4th, 2012, 04:51 PM   #2
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Re: are mixed doubles unique in the world of sport?

Not completely unique.

In Olympic sports, there's mixed doubles in badminton, and there will be the new mixed boat in the sailing in Rio (Nacra 17). All the equestrian events have both sexes of rider on an equal basis, so all the teams are mixed.

Table tennis has mixed, but not as an Olympics event (like tennis was until this year).

It surprises me that beach volleyball doesn't do mixed teams.
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Old Aug 4th, 2012, 04:53 PM   #3
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Re: are mixed doubles unique in the world of sport?

Badminton
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Old Aug 4th, 2012, 04:55 PM   #4
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Re: are mixed doubles unique in the world of sport?

I think the should have a mixed relay race in swimming
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Old Aug 4th, 2012, 04:56 PM   #5
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Re: are mixed doubles unique in the world of sport?

Korfball, but not an olympic sport. Otherwise we sure have another medal.
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Re: are mixed doubles unique in the world of sport?

biathlon- winter olympics mixed relay.
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Re: are mixed doubles unique in the world of sport?

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biathlon- winter olympics mixed relay.
And there's both pairs and ice dancing in figure skating.
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Re: are mixed doubles unique in the world of sport?

I think it's pretty unique. Glad they started it.
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Old Aug 4th, 2012, 06:02 PM   #9
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Re: are mixed doubles unique in the world of sport?

Equestrianism is the only sport where men and women compete side by side against one another and the teams can be mixed for team events.
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Re: are mixed doubles unique in the world of sport?

touch football may be even more marginal than korfball but it still counts as a sport that can have mixed teams.

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Equestrianism is the only sport where men and women compete side by side against one another and the teams can be mixed for team events.
yeah but horses are really doing most of the work there
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Re: are mixed doubles unique in the world of sport?

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I think the should have a mixed relay race in swimming
As if we don't already have far too many swimming events. You could do mixed relays in athletics and cycling too, but they also have plenty of similar events already.

Mixed beach volleyball would be good though, as there is presently only one opportunity for anyone in the sport to win gold. You could also run a mixed pairs race in canoe slalom.
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Re: are mixed doubles unique in the world of sport?

Mixed curling is becoming a thing, with world championships and such (yes, seriously... maybe only relevant to Canadians, Scots, and Scandinavians?)
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Re: are mixed doubles unique in the world of sport?

you also find them in the world of sex
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Old Aug 4th, 2012, 09:45 PM   #14
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Re: are mixed doubles unique in the world of sport?

I liked watching the mixed this week. It's rarely shown on TV. I loved watching the nervous looks on Laura Robson's face, playing with Andy Murray and hoping not to screw up -- Then the joy on her face when they pulled out a close match - and she held her end up. The sport is tough on women because the strategy is always to "hit it to the girl", thus the woman can either be the hero or the goat. The wrong kinda goat.
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Re: are mixed doubles unique in the world of sport?

I mixed.

I think mixed swimming relays would be effing awesome.
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