Should figure skating be dropped as a sport from the Olympics because it is too subjective?
With flagrant favoritism as demonstrated in the Sochi pairs event, can this category continue to be considered a sport in the true sense of competition?
If they got rid of figure skating for that reason, they'd have to get rid of some other sports in both the winter and summer Olympics. Snowboarding, free-style skiing, etc are all fairly subjective when it comes to scoring as does gymnastics in the summer Olympics.
Oh, although it may be subjective, I just cannot imagine the Winter Olympics without figure skating as I have watched it since a child, and it just would not be the same without figure skating, at least in my opinion.
A lot of sport are subjective, diving, ice dancing, any of the sports were there is a large creative bent, and the list goes on. It is just a part of learning sportsmanship to know that at times it is not always fair....but then neither is life.
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