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Which sport would you exclude from the summer Olympics and why?

  1. Nettlemere profile image95
    Nettlemereposted 5 years ago

    Which sport would you exclude from the summer Olympics and why?

    This should be a sport which features in the current lineup.

  2. adjkp25 profile image90
    adjkp25posted 5 years ago

    I saw some of the rhythmic gymnastics yesterday and had no idea what I was watching, all of us kind of looked at each other with confused expressions on our faces.

    I guess it is pretty poplar in certain areas of Europe but for this American guy I was lost.

  3. Rebecca2904 profile image77
    Rebecca2904posted 5 years ago

    I think tennis and football have no part in the Olympic games and I'm not sure why they've been included. The Olympics is supposed to be the best of the best for your particular sport, but that simply isn't true for these as football has the World Cup and tennis has Wimbledon. Also, the athletes competing are not supposed to be professionals, and that can hardly be said of the footballers and tennis players who took part - most of whom have earned thousands, if not millions, from their sport.

    1. nishlaverz profile image60
      nishlaverzposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Most of the Footballers have only played in youth tournaments in the past. This is because a country can only include 4 over age players in the team. The ruling on Professionals competing was changed in the 90's. Boxing is the only armature sport

  4. teyeger82 profile image77
    teyeger82posted 5 years ago

    I agree about the rhythmic gymnasticsf and I am an American gal! I have no doubt that the "athletes" work hard to perfect their routines and they are obviously in excellent shape but to me it just seems like it should be part of a dance competition not the Olympics!

  5. CyclingFitness profile image93
    CyclingFitnessposted 5 years ago

    I think every sport that was played has it's own justifiable place in the Olympics

    However I feel that the swimming calendar should really be downsized as there are too many similarly matched events. You certainly wouldn't see a medal haul like that of Michael Phelps in any other sport.

    RE Rebecca2904's answer; The Olympics are no longer an amateur sport- if we were going for amateur we would not have seen Usain Bolt, many soccer teams, baskertball palyers, handball teams (yes in certain areas handball is a pro sport) and even a huge number of the cyclists who represent professional teams- sport has moved on since the dark ages!

  6. Ann1Az2 profile image67
    Ann1Az2posted 5 years ago

    I'd exclude beach volleyball. I've watched some of it, but it just doesn't look like an Olympic sport. It looks like a volleyball game on a beach!

  7. MikeR1 profile image74
    MikeR1posted 5 years ago

    I would get rid of basketball.  I think of it as a great college and NBA sport but not really for the Olympics.  I would certainly keep tennis.  The pro tennis players are representing their country and are not in it for the money.

  8. Fyre profile image58
    Fyreposted 5 years ago

    They should reduce the number of swimming events, at the moment its pretty ridiculous, also diving because saying that entering a pool is a sport is like saying walking into a room is a sport.

  9. nishlaverz profile image60
    nishlaverzposted 5 years ago

    Beach Volleyball. I don't see the point in having both Beach an indoor Volleyball.

  10. profile image0
    Kathleen Kerswigposted 5 years ago

    I'm not a big fan of archery. Truthfully, I love to watch the Olympics so I'm interested in everything they report about and every story line. It fascinates me. I am glad they have the Olympics staggered now so we get to see them every other year (Winter in two years and Summer four years from now). Watching them always brings out my patriotic feelings. smile