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08-05-2012, 08:45 PM
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Funny as that response is, the truth of the matter is Chris Brown would get ko'd by any of the female boxers at these games.

Which is even funnier.

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08-05-2012, 10:01 PM
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08-06-2012, 12:46 AM
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08-06-2012, 02:16 AM
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Cricket is popular in more countries than baseball. More Competitive too, with as many as 6-7 teams capable of winning the title. If baseball deserves to be in the Olympics so does cricket. After the invention and popularization of the short-format Twenty20 cricket, which takes only 3 hours to play, there's no more excuse to keep it out.

Part of it is probably ICC's fault for not pushing hard for it. Right now they are being short sighted with the thinking that cricket in Olympics would only take revenues, dates, and prestige away from their own competitions like the ODI World Cup and World Twenty20 and not give much in return. So they're OK with the status quo.


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08-06-2012, 04:36 AM
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Cricket is popular in more countries than baseball. More Competitive too, with as many as 6-7 teams capable of winning the title. If baseball deserves to be in the Olympics so does cricket. After the invention and popularization of the short-format Twenty20 cricket, which takes only 3 hours to play, there's no more excuse to keep it out.

Part of it is probably ICC's fault for not pushing hard for it. Right now they are being short sighted with the thinking that cricket in Olympics would only take revenues, dates, and prestige away from their own competitions like the ODI World Cup and World Twenty20 and not give much in return. So they're OK with the status quo.
If it was then it woould have to be the 20/20 format as there are very few decent competitive sides as with baseball.

Until the ICC or specifically India, Australia and England see fit toexpand the sport it should remain firmly outside the IOC banner as with baseball and softball.

Rugby is deserving of a place and it will be good to see sevens in Rio.

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08-06-2012, 08:53 AM
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Full 15 a side rugby union.
Came to post this. Baseball should also return. It's no less popular world-wide than basketball, and it can be as much of a draw in certain areas of the world. I get the feeling, and I really hope I'm wrong, but that baseball was cut because the MLB refused to allow the professionals to play and that since the NBA allows theirs to play, Basketball remains.

The reason why I wouldn't expect Cricket to show up is because the length of time a single match alone can take is probably not feasible for the timetable of the Olympics.

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08-06-2012, 07:31 PM
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I would like to nominate Kabaddi





In addition to the above mentioned Kabaddi I would also like to see that thing where people run (tumble) down a steep hill chasing after a wheel of cheese.
what did I just watch??? Is that the Tunak Tunak guy trying to wrestle?

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08-06-2012, 09:10 PM
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Seriously speaking, adding any indoor sport is probably too much considering how many arenas are already required/needed.

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Came to post this. Baseball should also return. It's no less popular world-wide than basketball, and it can be as much of a draw in certain areas of the world. I get the feeling, and I really hope I'm wrong, but that baseball was cut because the MLB refused to allow the professionals to play and that since the NBA allows theirs to play, Basketball remains.

The reason why I wouldn't expect Cricket to show up is because the length of time a single match alone can take is probably not feasible for the timetable of the Olympics.
As has been pointed out countless times, Rugby Union is not feasible in the length of time the Olympics takes. Sevens is much, much, muuuuuuuuch more of a global game than Union.

Baseball is definitely less popular worldwide than Basketball. The only sport more popular worldwide is Soccer, maybe Cricket.

and Twenty/20 Cricket takes about as much time as Baseball does.

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Seriously speaking, adding any indoor sport is probably too much considering how many arenas are already required/needed.
adding any sport will require some sort of "allocation" anyways ....what they need to do is take out these bunch of meaningless "competitions" , if they took baseball out there is no excuse for having ping pong and badminton whatsoever period...

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08-07-2012, 01:18 AM
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adding any sport will require some sort of "allocation" anyways ....what they need to do is take out these bunch of meaningless "competitions" , if they took baseball out here is no excuse for having ping pong and badminton whatsoever period..t.
Way to piss off a bunch of asian/scandinavian countries.

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Baseball should also return. It's no less popular world-wide than basketball, and it can be as much of a draw in certain areas of the world.
Not this again. Of course baseball is a lot less popular worldwide than basketball, ainec.

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I get the feeling, and I really hope I'm wrong, but that baseball was cut because the MLB refused to allow the professionals to play and that since the NBA allows theirs to play, Basketball remains.
Yes that's the reason. Not only does the sport lack wolrdwide popularity, unlike basketball, but the top players don't even play.

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08-07-2012, 06:23 AM
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adding any sport will require some sort of "allocation" anyways ....what they need to do is take out these bunch of meaningless "competitions" , if they took baseball out there is no excuse for having ping pong and badminton whatsoever period...
China does not approve.

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Way to piss off a bunch of asian/scandinavian countries.
Sorry Sweden and Denmark? And the Koreas, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia .....lolsss

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China does not approve.
well, yeah, that's my point lol has anyone even won a gold in any of these sports that's not Chinese in the past, oh, I, don't, know, 20 years???

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5-a-side football/ Indoor football.
when you say football you mean "soccer'? Sorry I'm just confused...because if you're taking about handegg than that's just basically a free gold medal to the USA

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when you say football you mean "soccer'? Sorry I'm just confused...because if you're taking about handegg than that's just basically a free gold medal to the USA

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well, yeah, that's my point lol has anyone even won a gold in any of these sports that's not Chinese in the past, oh, I, don't, know, 20 years???
South Korea, Indonesia, Denmark and Sweden. Another 9 "countries that are not Chinese" have medaled (including Singapore who may or may not be "Chinese").

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Ummmmm...okay...so...free gold for Australia than....lols wtf
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South Korea, Indonesia, Denmark and Sweden. Another 9 "countries that are not Chinese" have medaled (including Singapore who may or may not be "Chinese").
Ok so in the past 20 years only 4 countries have won gold in 2 sports other than China


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Ok so in the past 20 years only 4 countries have won gold in 2 sports other than China
Doesn't mean that it's only played in China. One could make the same remark about basketball...


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Doesn't meant that it's only played in China. One could make the same remark about basketball...
Never said it wasn't played anywhere else, that's not my point at all, my point is about China's utter and total domination...as a matter of fact, 4 other countries might have won in the past 20 years but in the past 10 I think it's less (I don't have access to a computer right now to check) which means the gap has gotten even worse...if it was the other way around, badminton and ping pong might make a better case of staying in the Olympics ...

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