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Your Summer Olympic Sport Program Review

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carivan    44

I'd just add a couple more women's events in boxing for now, I think AIBA wants two more for Tokyo

I'd add an extra women's event in weightlifting to even out the genders (due to the way qualification works it does not require extra quota)

I'd add madison to track cycling and make the bmx time trial a medal event

 

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Madhusudhan    5

Judo/Taekwondo/Karate: Adding karate as one more combat sport is too much... Ideally I would like to have only one out of these three along with wrestling and boxing

 

Football: If at all it has to stay remove the age cap… but I doubt this happens because of hugely powerful clubs around the world… even neymar and messi has to choose only one event out of Copa/Olympics

 

 

Hockey: There is no way it can be removed... IHF has done enough to make it more fast paced with 4 quarters.... someone rightly said teams from 4 different continents are good enough to win medals

 

Swimming: Too many medals here(32)... mostly distributed among small group of nations... Free style should stay and may be back stroke... remove all other categories

 

 

Wrestling: By far the best combat sport along with Boxing.... but would like to remove Greco Roman and expand the free style to 9 events per gender

 

Regarding new additions Baseball seems to be ok…. but not convinced with Skateboarding/Sport climbing… Squash and even chess could have been looked into as new additions

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Madhusudhan    5
1 hour ago, heywoodu said:

Removing the most widespread team sport in terms of nations/continents with realistic medal chances (hockey) would be ridiculous in my opinion.

 

Just like keeping men's junior football is ridiculous. Swimming should definitely not be expanded, adding even more events would have absolutely no added value.

 

They could scrap some weights in for example men's boxing...no reason to have a weight class for every 3-4kg.

spot on ... can't agree more with your observations on hockey and swimming:yes

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Madhusudhan    5
2 hours ago, Dolby said:

 

Among all the team sports, Hockey is the most diverse sport. Teams from 4 continents (except Africa) are capable of winning medals. 

With USA doing well in womens hockey in RIO i would say it as 5 continents now

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Hmm..... 

 

Golf - I would add some sort of a ryder cup event

Water Polo - The OQT showed that there are really no more then 8 good teams, unless there will be more teams just no point of increasing it, i would even take away the automatic host quota for water polo, great britain and brazil showed very low quality past 2 olympics

Tennis - even though usa won gold, silver i'd take out the mixed doubles, dont see value to event where you are not qualifying to , but just assigned to because you are there

Weightlifting, Boxing - Take Out 

I would love to say make a normal football tournament with regular players but thats just not going to happen, but maybe if at least they remove the under 23 limitation then each team can bring who they can, so maybe the top players wont play but at least it will not feel amateur like.

Diving - Remove china for unfairness :p   ok no, but the lack of competition is really frustrating 

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Jur    21

Archery: Mixed doubles (No more quota places, just the 16 best pairs adding the results of the qualifiying round)

Athletics: Add women's 50km race walk and 4x400 mixed.

Beach volleyball: More teams.

Boxing: Paired up men's and women's events

Canoeing: Slalom mixed team event (No more quotas, teams made up with already qualifiyers)

Cycling: Track events need a shake ASAP.

Equestrian: Team events in eventing and dressage OUT

Fencing: Team events out, make one big team with the six existing events.

Football: Men's down to 12 teams.

Golf: Mixed event of one men, one woman (no more quotas)

Modern Pentathlon: SERIOUSLY? This sport should disappear.

Sailing: A match race comeback, please.

Syncro: Mixed duo.

Triathlon: Mixed relay.

Waterpolo: Women's teams up to 10. 12 it's impossible. Not enough good teams,

 

I would add the three events of Climbing in both gender, both genders in Surf, and both genders in High Diving.

 

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Quasit    53
1 hour ago, Maxim Fastovsky said:

Diving - Remove china for unfairness :p   ok no, but the lack of competition is really frustrating 

 

 

Says you from the country always winning the medal table thanks to swimming. :lol:

 

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Quasit    53

I'm all about more events so I'm ready for people disagreeing with my "utopic" proposals. :p

 

Archery: mixed team [+1]

Athletics: 4x800m or 4x1500m relay [+2]

Canoeing (Sprint): two women's C events and men's/women's K-1 5000m [+4]

Canoeing (Slalom): men's C-2 stays, 2 out of 3 team events (women's K-1, men's K-1, men's C-1) [+2]

Cycling (Track): keirin goes in exchange for 500m/1000m time trials and men's madison [-2 +3]

Equestrian: out with dressage [-2]

Fencing: full programme with all teams [+2]

Football: I like LDOG's proposal of men's futsal and women's football [+-0]

Gymnastics (Trampoline): synchronised events [+2]

Modern Pentathlon: mixed team relay [+1]

Shooting: a men's 300m rifle event and 10m running target for both (also, what ever happened to women's double trap?): [+3]

Swimming: mixed 4x100m relay [+1]

Table Tennis: doubles instead of team [+-0]

Taekwondo: at least one more category for both [+2]

Triathlon: mixed team [+1]

 

New sports not being introduced for Tokyo:

 

Air Sports: whatever Bearas would suggest :p [+2]

Boules: pétanque singles [2]

Inline Speed Skating: various distances, road only (and I don't care about speed skating already being at the Winter Games) [+6/8]

Orienteering: middle, sprint relay [+4]

Squash: singles [+2]

Wushu: taolu only, I know some would really hate this sport at the OG :p [+6/8]

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1 minute ago, Quasit said:

 

 

Says you from the country always winning the medal table thanks to swimming. :lol:

 

hey we americans enjoy double standards

 

na i think the rest of the world should step up in Diving and Table Tennis, badminton is already much more equal

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Quasit    53
4 minutes ago, Maxim Fastovsky said:

hey we americans enjoy double standards

 

na i think the rest of the world should step up in Diving and Table Tennis, badminton is already much more equal

 

So should the rest catch up in swimming since it's one of the core sports to begin with. :d

 

Congrats though, amazing overall performance once again.

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Federer91    179

I will summarise this topic for everyone:

 

My country sucks at this sport or i have no interest in it -> remove said sport from the Olympics

My country is good at this sport or i have interest in it -> expand this sport into more categories and athletes/matches

 

/thread

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11 minutes ago, Quasit said:

 

So should the rest catch up in swimming since it's one of the core sports to begin with. :d

 

Congrats though, amazing overall performance once again.

 

Thank You :d and definitely big congrats to Team GB (Always a soft spot for me since i love london so much) Couldn't you spare one medal and allow Sarah Hammer to win finally? sigh..... :p

 

The world really should catch up, though i enjoy that kind of performance in the core sports Swimming, Track and Field, Women Gymanstics. I don't think i sang the Star Spangled Banner so much in my life!  

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