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Old 19.08.2008, 19:53
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I also understand the complaint against the synchro diving, its the same as beach volley ball for me...the sport is already there, why do we need it repeated with just a slight twist.
So which cycling events would you chuck out based on this criterion? Rowing? Etc....
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Old 19.08.2008, 19:59
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I think however you define them, televised "sports" like the Olympics should have some spectator value. It's probably heresy to say you should drop the Marathon from the Olympics, but I ask you, it's not much fun to watch is it? They don't even dress in silly costumes.
Whilst I'm on it.... sailing? When was the last time you sat down to watch a bit of sailing?
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Old 19.08.2008, 20:12
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Whilst I'm on it.... sailing? When was the last time you sat down to watch a bit of sailing?
America's cup and big ocean sailing are mind numbingly boring unless you are really into that sort of thing. Though the start of the Sydney to Hobart as the fleet passes through the heads under full spinnaker is something to be seen.

But watching the 18 footers and the 49ers go for it, especially if they have cameras mounted on the boats to watch and hear the crew in the heat of battle. Well, that is one of the most spectacular, interesting and exciting sports I have ever seen on Television. Especially the footage of Nokia, down in NZ I think it was, doing a full bore spinnaker jibe in 40knt gusts. OMG, they are lunatics!

And I'm not even really into sailing.
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Old 19.08.2008, 20:15
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Whilst I'm on it.... sailing? When was the last time you sat down to watch a bit of sailing?
Today at lunchtime!

When you understand the tactics and rules behind it the races can be quite interesting!
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