Summer Olympics Jumping the Shark

Discussion in 'The Games: Olympic, Commonwealth, and more' started by GreyCrow, Dec 7, 2016.

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  1. GreyCrow

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    Cheerleading and Muay Thai granted provisional recognition for 2020.

    Cheerleading. :drunk:

    I recognize the athleticism and fitness of cheerleading but maybe they should change the name of it to something else.

    Then again there is Synchronised Ballet.
     

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    I saw this on the news today, Cheerleading is now an Olympic sport lol Let's just add every sporting event into the Olympics now.

    Well, the Americans will be happy




    CHEERLEADING And the martial art of Muay Thai have received provisional recognition as Olympic sports by the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday.

    The two sports will now be able to tap into some IOC funding and take part in a number of programs, including athlete development and anti-doping. They take the number of recognised Olympic sports to 37.

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sp...s/news-story/4c541c4cb400609797d70f4ded5b3bb0
     
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    Just because they are recognised as Olympic sports doesn't mean they will get in. There are 36 recognised sports before these 2 if you count baseball and softball as 2 sports but I think they have one international body. These are over and about the 40 odd sports in the summer and winter Olympics.

    Dance Sports is a recognised sport ie Latin and Ballroom dancing. My sister went to Denmark in the mid 1990's first for an international dance sport meeting and then she hung around to lobby the IOC as their annual session was also in Denmark. Squash has been trying to get in for 40 years but has no real friends among the IOC members. Cheerleading will take just as long to get in.
     
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    Hope so. Though it might be included in 2024

    I think they need to remove a few sports from the Olympics
     
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    I hope it gets in, would rather watch that than the endless hours or horses prancing around.
     
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    The horse fans won't be happy with that comment.
     
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    True they might be disappointed they don't get a cure for insomnia every Olympics! Best sleep ever watching those horses prance around!
     
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    That's all ch 7 were showing at one stage, I just find it boring
     
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    The obstacle course part I don't mind but the other parts....snooze fest!
     
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    Golf getting in was a joke.
     
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    i dont see why cheerleading cant be an Olympic event...its just another form of gymnastics. personally i dont like anything where judges decide the outcome but its not all about me.

    i think the Olympic movement is desperately trying to pull focus from the traditional sports of athletics, cycling and swimming because they're riddled with dopers and no one really believes what they see anymore...and as a result in a few years they probably wont care.
    to counter this we've seen the introduction of ruby 7's, tennis and golf, sports which are more skill based and less influenced by doping. so when US athletics, British cycling and Australian swimming are all banned from 2020 hopefully people in these nations will still have a reason to watch.
     
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    Tennis less influenced by doping? Where have you been the last 10 years?
     
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    Cheerleading ! Really ? And I thought that when they added synchronised swimming and rhythmic gymnastics they had gone about as far as they could into silliness.
     
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    It's better than the horsey trash the shove down our throats at least.
     
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    Let's not get too excited about the announcement of the 2 sports as "Recognised Sports."

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Association_of_IOC_Recognised_International_Sports_Federations
    The Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-discriminatory organisation constituted through and recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It was formed in 1983. It is headed by Raffaele Chiulli, who is the President of ARISF.[1]

    None of the sports recognised by the IOC in the ARISF are currently in the Olympic sporting programme and the ARISF differs from the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations which has sports which are included in the Summer Olympic programme.

    The following 37 governing bodies are members of the ARISF

    Sport Federation Web site
    Air sports[3]Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI)web
    American footballInternational Federation of American Football (IFAF)web
    Auto racing Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA)web
    BandyFederation of International Bandy (FIB)web
    Baseball and softbal lWorld Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC)web
    Billiard sport[4]World Confederation of Billiard Sports (WCBS)web
    BoulesConfédération Mondiale des Sports de Boules (CMSB)web;
    BowlingWorld Bowling (WB)web
    BridgeWorld Bridge Federation (WBF)web
    CheerleadingInternational Cheer Union (ICU)web
    ChessFédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE)web
    CricketInternational Cricket Council (ICC)web
    Dance sportWorld DanceSport Federation (WDSF)web
    FloorballInternational Floorball Federation (IFF)web
    Flying DiscWorld Flying Disc Federation (WFDF)web
    KarateWorld Karate Federation (WKF)web
    KorfballInternational Korfball Federation (IKF)web
    Life savingInternational Life Saving Federation (ILSF)web
    Motorcycle sportFédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM)web
    Mountaineering & ClimbingUnion Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme (UIAA)web
    MuaythaiInternational Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA)web
    NetballInternational Federation of Netball Associations (IFNA)web
    OrienteeringInternational Orienteering Federation (IOF)web
    Pelota VascaFédération Internationale de Pelota Vasca (FIPV)web
    PoloFederation of International Polo (FIP)web
    PowerboatingUnion Internationale Motonautique (UIM)web
    RacquetballInternational Racquetball Federation (IRF)web
    Roller sports[5]International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS)web
    Ski MountaineeringInternational Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF)web
    Sport climbingInternational Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC)web
    SquashWorld Squash Federation (WSF)web
    SumoInternational Sumo Federation (ISF)web
    SurfingInternational Surfing Association (ISA)web
    Tug-of-warTug-of-War International Federation (TWIF)web
    Underwater sportsConfédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (CMAS)web
    Water skiingInternational Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF)web
    WushuInternational Wushu Federation (IWUF)web
     
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    Each to their own I guess but I would disagree with you about that. I'd rather they added frisbee than cheerleading.
     
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    I read the title and to me the Olympics cause I did a massive essay on it. So from what I gathered on research I would say it wouldn't really say jump the shark when you had Tug of War and Art contests. As a whole the Olympics changed in 1936 and then 1984.
     
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    Maybe they should add Shark Jumping as an Olympic sport. It would be a bit tough on the landlocked countries of course, but hey Australia might be good at it.
     
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    Really can't see why "belly flopping" is not included ?.

    Mick Fanning is my nomination for the "shark jumping".

    Golf & tennis should be the first to get their exit orders.
     
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    Tennis and golf should be gone for mine. They are sports who's highest honours lie elsewhere, and the Olympics are just another tournament each 4yrs.

    Cheerleading could easily just be added to the gymnastics space without too much hassle.
     
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    *Off topic.

    I'm reminded on FB that it was 15 years ago today, Steven Bradbury won the unlikely gold medal.
     
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    I saw that yesterday on FB! I can't believe it's been that long, I still remember watching that race with everyone falling down lol
     
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    People forget though he still had to race well enough to get into the finals.
     
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    True but it was a dramatic race.
     
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    That would be a replay, because Ch 7 didn't have the satellite booked and weren't showing anything from that evening's events live. I reckon it took 4 hours before they got around to showing it.
     
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