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    Tokyo Olympics

    Well, I guess we should at least have a thread for it.

    Really struggling to get into it. The lack of crowds isn't helping. Nor is the time difference.

    Peaty

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/57965943

    Daley

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/olympics/50973974

    PS: Skateboarding is not a sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Letters View Post
    Skateboarding is not a sport.
    it so is - great to watch

    just like snowboarding being the best thing at the winter olympics
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    That snowboarding think where there is 4 lanes and they race is admittedly brilliant.
    But anything where you have to do "tricks" and someone says you did it better than anyone else...nah, not a sport.



    (which doesn't mean it isn't good to watch)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Letters View Post
    That snowboarding think where there is 4 lanes and they race is admittedly brilliant.
    But anything where you have to do "tricks" and someone says you did it better than anyone else...nah, not a sport.



    (which doesn't mean it isn't good to watch)
    yeah the races are brilliant but also the tricks too

    after all what's ice dancing (or whatever they call the Torvill and Dean event), gymnastics or dressage etc?

    or would you ban them too?

    (actually i'd be quite happy to)
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    I'm a bit sceptical of any "sport" where someone has to judge how well you did it. That said I do quite like ice dancing, and horse dancing while we're at it.
    I think I'm generally being a bit grumpy and too old to accept new things
    There are other sports which are sports but which shouldn't be in the Olympics - I'm looking at you, tennis and football. Those already have bigger prizes outside of the Olympics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Letters View Post
    There are other sports which are sports but which shouldn't be in the Olympics - I'm looking at you, tennis and football. Those already have bigger prizes outside of the Olympics.
    agreed on that, waste of time
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    Horse Dancing

    Now there's a sport!


    I'd forgotten how utterly ridiculous Dressage is, how is that in the Olympics?!

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    Djok

    Golden Slam

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    Anyone see the British guy false start in the 100m final

    Blamed cramp afterwards but Denise Lewis shot him down in the studio by saying he could have just alerted the officials by raising an arm

    In other words he was talking BS to cover up for blowing an Olympic final
    Last edited by Mac76; 01-08-2021 at 08:34 PM.
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