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07-29-2012, 04:09 PM
No Fun Shogun
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Baseball absolutely should be an Olympic sport again given it's popularity in North America, South America, and parts of East Asia. The only thing really going against it was the fact that it's not popular in Europe, and Europeans are overrepresented by the IOC in a big way. The fact that MLB wasn't willing to send players certainly didn't help, but didn't think that that was a good enough reason to block it.

.... and remember, the USA only won gold in Olympic baseball once. Cuba won it three times and South Korea won it once, as well.

Softball, too.

As for other sports, I am looking forward to Rugby Sevens making their debut in Rio and do think that Twenty20 cricket would be a sensible addition to the Olympic lineup as well.

Bandy might make for an interesting addition for the Winter Olympics, too.

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