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Favorite Olympic Event/Sport

Favorite Olympic Event/Sport  

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  1. 1. Favorite Olympic Event/Sport

    • Freestyle Wrestling
      38
    • Greco Wrestling
      5
    • Women's Wrestling
      0
    • 100 meters
      1
    • Something else
      7


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The IOC wanted to get rid of Freestyle too. Even if Freestyle is doing significantly better then Greco in various metrics, it still could get gotten rid of along with Greco because of the nature of how these decisions are made. 

Freestyle through its sister style folk  is safe in the US. But internationally?  FS got its weights reduced too. 

In the program of the next youth games there is not greco. IOC want a dynamic style.

In the next junior world championships in Russia for the first time you will see Grappling beside Freestyle and Greco...

 

 

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Track (not field), Swimming, and Softball. Its a joke that softball has been excluded since 2008 when you see all these other crazy sports in the Olympics.

Edited by DocBZ

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3 hours ago, Plasmodium said:

It was fun to watch Lee Kiefer win fencing gold.  Lots of points scored and they were very expressive with each one.  Kinda like me on a ping pong table.

I find fencing unwatchable b/c it's impossible to tell who scored-- much worse than freestyle in that respect. Also, you cannot see their faces. If they used a plexiglass shield rather than wire mesh, it'd be better.

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8 minutes ago, NJDan said:

I find fencing unwatchable b/c it's impossible to tell who scored-- much worse than freestyle in that respect. Also, you cannot see their faces. If they used a plexiglass shield rather than wire mesh, it'd be better.

Agreed.  Tried watching and just didn't get it.

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I like the precision sports. Like archery and shooting.

Love volleyball.

The likes of Rezazadeh and Salimi made me enjoy Weightlifting. But Iran has a lot of internal issues now with it's Weightlifting scene unfortunately.

But yeah fs and Greco-Roman are my 2 favourite olympic sports.

 

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54 minutes ago, NJDan said:

I find fencing unwatchable b/c it's impossible to tell who scored-- much worse than freestyle in that respect. Also, you cannot see their faces. If they used a plexiglass shield rather than wire mesh, it'd be better.

The guessing game was part of the fun for me.    Lots of times the competitors didn't know who scored either.  They took credit on the close calls, similar to Jads raising his own hand in Atlanta.

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