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Golf, rugby added for the 2016 Olympics

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Claws for Concern, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Golf and rugby are officially Olympic sports, effective 2016. Tiger will need a new goal by then, right?


    http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/news;_ylt=AgbCMGr0ZntQ_0QqST9H3iQ5nYcB?slug=ap-ioc-newsports&prov=ap&type=lgns
     
  2. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    A british bookie already has Tiger 6-1 to win the gold medal.
     
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    7s is a great addition. Fast-paced, good on TV. It'll be a hit even with American viewers.
     
  4. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    It will be entertaining, but I hate playing it. Half as many guys on the same size field. Way too much running.
     
  5. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Tiger at 40?

    LOL

    Softball being out in lieu of a steaming pile of sexism is inexcusable.
     
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    The Olympics needed some more sports where you might actually see some bleeding. Hard to believe how few contact sports are in the Olympics.
     
  7. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Wonder if we could borrow a few NFLers for our rugby team.
     
  8. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    It have to be somebody like Peterson or Sproles. 7s is all about speed and agility, not power.
     
  9. StaggerLee

    StaggerLee Active Member

    So this is what we get instead of softball?

    Inexcusable.
     
  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Rugby and golf will be men's and women's sports.

    Explain your sexism bullshit.
     
  11. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Why? Both golf and 7s are more popular worldwide than softball.
     
  12. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Rugby 7s? Why not arena football and home-run derby slow-pitch?
     
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