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Beijing 2022 Olympic Sports Programme

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intoronto    151

Also possible is team madison in short track speed skating, and team sprints in long track. 


The FIS also proposed dual moguls and team snowboard cross last time but that was rejected

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heywoodu    1,037
6 minutes ago, intoronto said:

Also possible is team madison in short track speed skating, and team sprints in long track. 


The FIS also proposed dual moguls and team snowboard cross last time but that was rejected

Team sprints in long track does seem like something ISU would want to add, especially since nobody cares about it and there are (literally) World Cup events with 3-4 teams in them :p 

 

Sort of like the mass start, which was already added hastily to the Olympic programme without having been tested on the World Cup circuit thoroughly, leading to situations where even 15 minutes after the finish nobody had a clue who had actually won and why.

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Agger    134
17 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

 

Whatever happens, this should be added :d 

 

(although Bruna (Moura) might stop with biathlon then to do this....that's not good :p )

 

The problem is that the World Rankings only have 16 countries so far. Rather interestingly Singapore and Romania are both major contributors (Next year's Worlds are also in Romania), while the rest are bigger winter sports countries

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No chance for Ice Stock Sport? It's the only winter sport in which Brazil has won a medal at the world championships, and the (low) media coverage it receives around here always mentions hopes for it to be part of the Olympics in the future.

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Agger    134
13 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

Also, there's quite often talk or at least discussion about cyclo-cross being added to the Winter Olympics. It most definitely is a winter sport, although it's not by definition done on ice or snow.

 

Personally I'd like it because the sport is just really cool to watch (if the course is muddy or snowy or something), but since it only really is big in Belgium and to a smaller degree in the Netherlands, I doubt it has a chance (and maybe a little in Czech Republic until Stybar sadly moved away to the road).

 

Could be interesting for Denmark if Simon Andreassen keeps on riding it :p

Seb Coe wants cross-country running as well :)

 

 

Personally I would love an elimination race in long track speed skating

 

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heywoodu    1,037
6 minutes ago, Agger said:

 

Could be interesting for Denmark if Simon Andreassen keeps on riding it :p

Seb Coe wants cross-country running as well :)

 

 

Personally I would love an elimination race in long track speed skating

 

If they take out the mass starts (which are way too short anyway) and add like a 50km elimination race, that'd be pretty cool :) 

 

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dcro    839
30 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

If they take out the mass starts (which are way too short anyway) and add like a 50km elimination race, that'd be pretty cool :) 

 

 

50km elimination? :lol:

 

No, same rules as track cycling. Someone gets out every two laps.

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uk12points    298

Slightly different but Para bobsleigh will be added to the Beijing 2022 Paralympic programme. So maybe they will also try and add a new Olympic sport as well?

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heywoodu    1,037
1 hour ago, dcro said:

 

50km elimination? :lol:

 

No, same rules as track cycling. Someone gets out every two laps.

 

Well, at least some long race. If they don't replace mass start with elimination race, at least make the mass start longer than this joke of a format they have now.

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dcro    839
10 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

 

Well, at least some long race. If they don't replace mass start with elimination race, at least make the mass start longer than this joke of a format they have now.

 

50km is more than an hour though, I wonder how ice would look at the end. :p They never let more than 3 pairs race in men's 10000m, in between the ice resurfacing.

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Jur    31

I would love to see ice climbing and ski mountaneering. And I really think both of them could easily be added any time some, they make sense.

 

Also, cyclo-cross and athletics cross country would be asewome adds to the Games, an certainly they would bring new countrys and fans to the games.

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justony    31

Telemark skiing is very popular in our country (also in other parts of Alps and Scandinavia). They have improved this sport much during the years. It used to be a "boring" giant slalom run with telemark step, now they have added 360° turn and a cross country sprint part and also, they compete in pairs (like elimination race). 

 

It is much more interesting now as it was 20 years ago, but still not so many countries compete. Usually there are around 50 men from 15 countries and only 15 women from 6, 7 countries in World cup races. This means it is still too early to add in Olympics programme, but maybe in the future, who knows. 

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