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Tiger Woods: Olympian?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Armchair_QB, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Rugby could be good... Golf? No...

    Tennis at the Olympics sucks... Basketball has sucked in every Olympics since 1992.

    NBC is just looking for another way to boost ratings.
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Golf and rugby are also pretty cheap sports to add to the program. Every major city in the world has dozens of golf courses and rugby can be played in a soccer stadium. You don't need to build anything. Plus, I think they would both add fewer athletes than any of the other sports up for consideration.

    Baseball and softball are almost always going to require building new venues unless the Games are in the U.S. or Japan. I doubt squash, roller skating and karate had a legitimate shot of getting in.

    Rugby's chances weren't hurt by the fact Jacques Rogge is a former rugby player either.

    Story also says women's boxing will be added in 2012.
  4. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    The only Olympic gold medal for golf resides over the bar in the Rosedale Golf Club in Toronto:

  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Wasn't golf a demonstration sport in 1984?
  6. Wouldn't there have to be an exception for TW and FIGJAM to be Olympians, since they are pros?
    The Olympics - on the U.S. side anyway - has traditionally been for amatuers, the exception ::) being basketball.
    I have/had a problem with us sending NBAers to the Olympics.
  7. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    7s will be a hit in the Olympics.
  8. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Pun intended?
  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    The Olympics haven't been amateur-only in a long time.

    Each sport decides whether they'll use pros or amateurs and the IOC wants pros in the big ticket sports. Golf will definitely not be an amateur event in 2016.
  10. Iron_chet

    Iron_chet Well-Known Member

    7s is a really fan friendly game to watch compared to regular rugby. It also gives a country like Fiji a shot at a medal in a team sport.

    Good call by the IOC.
  11. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Happy accident. I was talking fan interest and TV ratings.
  12. Yeah you're right. I just don't pay that much attention to the Olympics anymore.
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