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    Curling

    Is this an Olympic worthy sport?

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    I'm a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to the Olympics. I can't stand it when I see events being added that don't require strength, speed or agility. Curling is a game ... not a sport. Yes I realize the sweepers might be a bit winded by the time they get to the end of the rink, however I wouldn't call it Olympic exertion.

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    no. if they argue it is competitive, there are all sorts of competitive games. scrabble, chess, computer games, darts, lawn bowls, pool, tiddly winks to name a few.
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    I regularly take medicine that is a banned substance in Olympic curling competition. I don't relish being a doper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
    I regularly take medicine that is a banned substance in Olympic curling competition. I don't relish being a doper.

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    Does Olympic shooting belong? That event was in the first modern games.
    How about biathlon? Does the management of heart-rate while coasting into the range make it less or more of a valid sport than pure XC?

    Is figure skating a sport? Most of the judging is done before they even take to the ice.

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    Much more so than figure skating, and that is considered a headline "sport". If all figure skating was dropped from the Olympics, it would be better for every one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metzinger View Post
    Does Olympic shooting belong? That event was in the first modern games.
    How about biathlon? Does the management of heart-rate while coasting into the range make it less or more of a valid sport than pure XC?

    Is figure skating a sport? Most of the judging is done before they even take to the ice.
    Hey! I am asking the question here. Start you own thread.

    BTW, I am not implying either, just asking a question.

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    Is it still a sport if you can quaff a beer while participating?
    Is beer drinking a sport?

    I'm not implying either... and I don't start my own threads for fear of people ridiculing me.
    Is ridiculing a sport?
    If not, why are people who withstand it well considered good sports?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metzinger View Post
    Is it still a sport if you can quaff a beer while participating?
    Is beer drinking a sport?

    I'm not implying either... and I don't start my own threads for fear of people ridiculing me.
    Is ridiculing a sport?
    If not, why are people who withstand it well considered good sports?


    No. It is called recovery.

    Finally, an Olympic worthy question.

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    I think they should make curling and pairs ice dancing a combined event. Two countries compete at once with each country's curling team aiming for the opposing country's ice dancers.
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    Curling, bmx racing and some snowboard events should be removed from the games. As artistic as ice skating is, the coverage is too biased for me. I have decided to skip watching them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    I think they should make curling and pairs ice dancing a combined event. Two countries compete at once with each country's curling team aiming for the opposing country's ice dancers.
    I would watch this. Also, I always wondered why forechecking was discouraged in golf.

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    Have any of you ever tried curling? It is a difficult sport. There is a lot of skill, strategy and athleticism that is necessary. I would say that it belongs just as much as volleyball, basketball and hockey belong.
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    Objective judging is subjective. I have a problem with events that rely on it. When the Aussies complained about the results of the moguls event, one of the Canadian TV stations did an overlay of both competitors showing clearly where the Canadian won the event. If nothing else, it was a good STFU moment.

    Curling to me just lacks athletic prowess. The players can be middle aged, out of shape and in my opinion, sex makes no difference. It is a finesse game. Shuffleboard.

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    If it was up to me, I'd remove any event where a judge gets to decide who won.

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    Are you going to argue with these guys?


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    Quote Originally Posted by <3 2 Ride View Post
    Have any of you ever tried curling? It is a difficult sport. There is a lot of skill, strategy and athleticism that is necessary. I would say that it belongs just as much as volleyball, basketball and hockey belong.

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    never mind arguing on the basis of athleticism or skill. It is just plain stupid. simply stupid.
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    no...

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    hey maelstrom

    you got tickets to see the curling?
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    no...

    I will be watching skeleton, luge and bobsled. I have seen DH and ski jumping.

    The events I really want to see are all in the city. I really don't have time to go hit those up

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    Having bashed curling at the Olympics, Canada is ahead of Norway 5-1. GO CANADA!!!

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    haha...my norwegian ex won't be happy...maybe I should text her

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