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Boxing 2018 Discussion Thread

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phelps    582
4 ore fa, JoshMartini007 ha scritto:

I suggest we take all those now extra athlete quotas and use it in other sports. Maybe we can get a proper baseball/softball and karate events.

 

I was just thinking about that...

with boxing out of the Games, we're gonna have around 300 quotas to be spread all around...

 

and imho the sports that need most of them are Karate (enlarging the field in any category to 16 and adding the 2 Kumite classes "killed" so far), Sport Climbing (give up that silly combined event in favor of Lead and Speed as proper Olympic disciplines, with at least 30 starters each one and for each gender), Rowing (enlarging the starting field of the longer boats to at least 12 men and 10 women's Eights and maybe also a pair of Fours/Quadruple Sculls more than today), Baseball & Softball (increasing the number of teams of those tournaments at least to 8)...

and I'd like also to add a 5th weight class in Taekwondo...

then a few more quotas here and there in the sports (and/or events) where we have a very small field, too (I'm thinking for instance about the Synchronized Diving, where they could go from 8 to 10/12 pairs...but not only, of course)...

 

and if IOC gets rid of Weightlifting too, maybe there's a small margin for adding 1 (Squash) or 2 (Squash + Inline Speedskating) more sports with selected events...

but I guess that now I'm just going too far & beyond...

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dcro    2,874

IOC is incredibly closed minded to use boxing quotas elsewhere, so I wouldn't get my hopes up...

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heywoodu    3,420
Just now, dcro said:

IOC is incredibly closed minded to use boxing quotas elsewhere, so I wouldn't get my hopes up...

Changing not only quotas but even entire events less than two years before the Olympics isn't a good thing, so I hope those ideas of phelps won't actually happen in 2020 :p 

 

Plus I'm not so enthousiastic anyway about stuff like even more uncompetitive eights.

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intoronto    481
37 minutes ago, phelps said:

 

I was just thinking about that...

with boxing out of the Games, we're gonna have around 300 quotas to be spread all around...

 

and imho the sports that need most of them are Karate (enlarging the field in any category to 16 and adding the 2 Kumite classes "killed" so far), Sport Climbing (give up that silly combined event in favor of Lead and Speed as proper Olympic disciplines, with at least 30 starters each one and for each gender), Rowing (enlarging the starting field of the longer boats to at least 12 men and 10 women's Eights and maybe also a pair of Fours/Quadruple Sculls more than today), Baseball & Softball (increasing the number of teams of those tournaments at least to 8)...

and I'd like also to add a 5th weight class in Taekwondo...

then a few more quotas here and there in the sports (and/or events) where we have a very small field, too (I'm thinking for instance about the Synchronized Diving, where they could go from 8 to 10/12 pairs...but not only, of course)...

 

and if IOC gets rid of Weightlifting too, maybe there's a small margin for adding 1 (Squash) or 2 (Squash + Inline Speedskating) more sports with selected events...

but I guess that now I'm just going too far & beyond...

For diving, they can enlarge the field by allowing countries with 2 or more quotas in a gender to compete in the mixed events provided they competed at the qualifiers or w/e

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Federer91    243

Neither boxing, nor weightlifting are leaving the Olympics. The purists can stop dreaming :d

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JoshMartini007    172

At this point I just want them to release the qualification document. Same with canoe sprint. Athletics is on thin ice by not releasing their qualification times, making their qualification document useless and don't get me started about FIBA not updating their document after changing the women's qualification. :spank:

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