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    We all know that the Olympics is mostly a joke and that the IOC is a corrupt douchebag of an organization that resembles the UN in all of the worst ways.

    There's a small handful of sports that don't suck - but it's a rather small sample. Here I will judge each sport on whether it sucks or not.

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    Skateboarding.

    Sucks.

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    Field hockey.

    Sucks.


    Men's field hockey.

    Sucks plus LOL.

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    If the mens triathlon is any indicator. Anyone who passes the finish line deserves a win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    We all know that the Olympics is mostly a joke and that the IOC is a corrupt douchebag of an organization that resembles the UN in all of the worst ways.

    There's a small handful of sports that don't suck - but it's a rather small sample. Here I will judge each sport on whether it sucks or not.

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    Skateboarding.

    Sucks.

    Why the hate on Skateboarding as a sport? I mean, get the little street urchin shitheads you have to deal with out of your mind and think about it as a skilled event, what makes it worse than other events? I actually enjoy watching people who are great at it. Their talent and skill is phenomenal!

    I am not a fan of the politics of the Olympics, but I really do like the idea of the event and the springboard to life after sport it offers a lot of the amateurs is undeniable.

    *Full disclosure - My roommate and close friend for a long time is an elite level Canadian gymnastics coach who takes/has taken many of her pupils to all the elite level world competitions including the Olympics and helped them parlay this into extremely good college and university educations so having witnessed all this from up close I am a little biased lol*
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    The olympics are such a joke across the spectrum.

    But to participate.

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    Basketball, Baseball, Footsoccer, golf, etc.

    If you are any good at any of these, you are earning millions in professional sports, you don't need to compete in the IOC's Olympics to prove it.

    Also, none of the actual best players in the world are in the Olympics, so the gold medal winners are living a lie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tirebob View Post
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    Why the hate on Skateboarding as a sport? I mean, get the little street urchin shitheads you have to deal with out of your mind and think about it as a skilled event, what makes it worse than other events? I actually enjoy watching people who are great at it. Their talent and skill is phenomenal!

    I am not a fan of the politics of the Olympics, but I really do like the idea of the event and the springboard to life after sport it offers a lot of the amateurs is undeniable.

    *Full disclosure - My roommate and close friend for a long time is an elite level Canadian gymnastics coach who takes/has taken many of her pupils to all the elite level world competitions including the Olympics and helped them parlay this into extremely good college and university educations so having witnessed all this from up close I am a little biased lol*
    My judgements are for/against the activities in the context of the Olympics and as sports.

    Skateboarding is fine, nothing wrong with it whatsoever.

    Having said that, any sportlike activity which is judged, gets an auto-sucks.

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    The Olympics should entertain me.

    I entertaining sports have no business being televised.

    But then again, people go watch darts competitions in stadiums so what do I know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    My judgements are for/against the activities in the context of the Olympics and as sports.

    Skateboarding is fine, nothing wrong with it whatsoever.

    Having said that, any sportlike activity which is judged, gets an auto-sucks.
    That is a fair opinion... I assume that includes gymnastics, figure skating, diving, etc etc...

    Personally I do like all the judged events from a spectator point of view, and if you can take a step back and watch it without the obvious aspects of the corruption of the judges, it is pretty apparent which athletes and performances are amazing and which ones are not up to the top levels. The issues come up of course when it gets close and the technicalities comes into play, especially when corrupt judges start playing favourites etc.

    Like I said though, I do value it for what it can do for the kids who do these things and really admire the dedication it took each and every one of them to get to this level, which I think is what I like best about the entire thing.


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    The Olympics should entertain me.

    I entertaining sports have no business being televised.

    But then again, people go watch darts competitions in stadiums so what do I know.
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    Is online opinions an e-sport? Can I judge Buster and ZenOps threads?

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    Olympics make excellent background TV. A few sports are actually pretty good to watch IMO too such as beach volleyball.

    Agreed with the criticisms of the IOC 100%.

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    Any sport in which having better equipment gives you an advantage. All competitors should be using the exact same equipment, otherwise you aren't judging the person's ability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tik-Tok View Post
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    Any sport in which having better equipment gives you an advantage. All competitors should be using the exact same equipment, otherwise you aren't judging the person's ability.
    I agree to a degree, but that said, some athletes have preferences to type of equipment etc so they may actually choose something considered a lesser level. Maybe if they had an approved equipment list they all had access to?
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    I love figure skating because it’s judged. The drama is better than f1 penalties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
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    I love figure skating because it’s judged. The drama is better than f1 penalties.
    Plus the crotch shots ammirite? Seriously though, the drama is hilarious
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    There's like 350 events at the summer Olympics. Total madness. Let's whittle it down to 100 events people care about, and then maybe I'll care about any of that.

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    Judo.

    Sucks.


    WTF is this? I defy you watch a judo match and try to sort out the rules. They also last like 2 or 3 minutes in total. They also call people who participate in Judo "players". That seems weird.

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    I know I'm getting old when I watch women's swimming and instead of ogling the women I'm impressed by the dive tank.

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    Synchronized swimming is a tragically missed opportunity in that regard.

    They should borrow the volleyball teams uniforms.
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